Naturopathic treatments can refer to a variety of different techniques, including aromatherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, herbalism, chi therapy, environmental medicine and more. Few practitioners are true masters in all disciplines. Many focus on one or two areas in order to best serve their patients. Medical journals feature articles that both encourage and discourage the use of naturopathic treatments. Some researchers believe that they do no harm, while others think that they may actively discourage good health. Studying at an alternative medicine institute or even a more traditional medical or nursing school can provide the skills needed to pursue a career in naturopathic treatments.