On Your Right to Practice
Holistic health practitioners and herbalists of all kinds, are protected by their right to free speech from the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Such individuals are free to educate clients on how health foods, meditation practices, and lifestyle changes, including the use of herbal remedies and natural protocols for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
Of course, obviously it is illegal for holistic medicine practitioners to practice conventional medicine, which includes to treat disease, diagnose medical conditions, prescribe pharmaceutical drugs, —or claim to ‘cure’.
Of course there’s always the occasional crazy person who studies natural medicine and pretends to be a licensed medical doctor, but that’s one of the reasons we screen all graduates at the School of Holistic Medicine.
If you reside in the United States, and most other countries, you can practice freely in unregulated industries and alt therapies, such as iridology, herbalism, and traditional naturopathy, —without a license or certification. In the USA, Australia, however, there are more regulations for use of ‘naturopath’. In lie of that designation, many opt for ‘health coach’ or ‘holistic health practitioner’. This will vary, so check your jurisdiction and stay up to date with this.
And you may legally charge for your services as a holistic practitioner in any speciality, whether that’s iridology, herbalism, spiritual medicine, etc. You are not required to ‘go to school’ first —but it sure helps.