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What kind of certification do you need to give holistic and alternative medicine advice?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Medical advice

To give specific medical advice, one must be licensed as a physician -- period.
There are alternative and complementary forms of treatment which are not necessarily regulated by medical licensure, but each form of alternative care (such as acupuncture, ayurveda, etc) may have its own certifying bodies. States differ in their requirements for certification or licensure. You would need to check.

In brief: Medical advice

To give specific medical advice, one must be licensed as a physician -- period.
There are alternative and complementary forms of treatment which are not necessarily regulated by medical licensure, but each form of alternative care (such as acupuncture, ayurveda, etc) may have its own certifying bodies. States differ in their requirements for certification or licensure. You would need to check.
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