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Midwives are primary care providers who provide full-course care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period. They are employed in hospitals, birthing centres and private practice. Practitioners of natural healing provide alternative forms of health care to patients. They are employed by clinics, health clubs, spas or health food stores, or they may work in private practice.
Chinese medical practitioner, acupuncturist, herbalist, herborist, homeopath, homeopathist, midwife, reflexologist, rolfer.
- Midwives provide full-course care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period including monitoring the health of mother and baby; managing labour and spontaneous normal deliveries; caring for, assessing and monitoring the healthy newborns; and providing advice and information regarding care for newborns and young infants;
- Acupuncturists diagnose the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients and treat them by the insertion of acupuncture needles or through the use of heat, pressure, electric current or rays of light.
- Chinese medical practitioners diagnose the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients and treat them using raw herbs and other medicines, dietary supplements or acupuncture.
- Herbalists advise patients on the use of herbs for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, skin disorders and stomach ailments and may sell these herbs.
- Homeopaths diagnose illnesses and treat them by administering, in chemical or herbal form, a small dosage of the illness itself or by suggesting lifestyle changes.
- Reflexologists apply gentle finger pressure to specific spots on the clients' hands or feet to promote relaxation and better health and well-being.
- Rolfers systematically manipulate various parts of the body such as the legs and shoulders in order to realign the structure of the body and reduce chronic pain and stress.
Outlook & Prospects for Midwives and Practitioners of Natural Healing in Edmonton Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Enform, the safety association for Canada's upstream oil and gas industry, is spending $3.7M to add new courses and expand its training program at the Nisku Centre
- MCL Waste Systems is planning a $22M waste processing and recycling facility for Drayton Valley. The project, which has already received $10M from the Alberta carbon tax fund, plans to produce a pelleted end product that can be used for energy production.
- Saipem Canada has opened Alberta's first indoor module construction and assembly facility in Edmonton. The new plant, which will be in full production by early spring 2014, will be hiring hundreds of tradespersons to meet the production target of more than 25 modules per month.
- Suncor Energy Inc. and Strathcona County are partnering to build a new water main for Suncor's refinery in Sherwood Park. The $5M line will provide the refinery with an emergency back-up water source.
- The City of Edmonton is planning $168M in infrastructure improvements starting in 2015 to alleviate flooding in parts of the city
- The Canadian Welding Bureau has started construction on a training, certification and testing facility in Nisku
- BCM Developments has announced plans for the Edmontonian, a 71-storey office, condominium and hotel high-rise in downtown Edmonton. The building, designed to be the tallest in Western Canada, will be situated near the downtown arena project.
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