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Overview

Acupuncturists treat disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin.

Day-to-day

  • assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • develops and implements treatment plans using acupuncture
  • evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans.

To become an Acupuncturist

  • You need an advanced diploma or bachelor degree in health science majoring in either Chinese medicine or acupuncture to work as an Acupuncturist.

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Acupuncture

  • Chinese

  • Chinese Medicine

  • Communication Skills

  • First Aid

  • Acupressure

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