The modern practitioner’s world is a thrilling one to be a part of, as rife with possibility as it is nowadays. And the opportunities afforded to those studying and already skilled in the realm of complementary and alternative medicine offers its own particular unique thrill, with chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists and others skilled in the realm helping to shape what it means to be a physician and practitioner traversing today’s medical landscape.Practitioner

As publisher and editor John Weeks once wrote in a column for Integrative Practitioner: “Trends suggest that one endpoint of the movement toward integrative medicine is that ‘physician’ will increasingly umbrella a rainbow of disciplines.”

Here are six prominent practitioner-types making up integrative and alternative medicine’s ever-expanding rainbow.