Acupuncturist (Occupation Code : 223101)

The path to becoming a Acupuncturist


Treats disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needle into the skin.


Using techniques in the traditional Chinese medicine system to treat a range of conditions in the human body that contribute to ill health.
Conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status.
Identifying the correct anatomical locations to insert needles into the patient’s body in accordance with accepted practice.
Taking the required precautions related to treatments involving intradermal needles and other traditional Chinese medicine practices.
Developing and implementing treatment plans for physical, mental and psychosocial ailments using traditional methods.
Applying a range of therapies and treatments such as acupuncture, massage, and dietary and herbal therapies.
Conducting research into traditional and complementary medicines and treatments and disseminating findings.
Evaluating and documenting patients' progress through treatment plans.

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