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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves inserting small acupuncture needles into certain points of the body and is used to encourage natural healing, reduce pain and improve the function of affected areas of the body and has been endorsed by he World Health Organization (WHO) for over 40 conditions.

What Is an Acupuncturist?

An Acupuncturist is someone who is trained in TCM and depending on the province or state, there may be legal protection of the title ‘acupuncturist’ and those who have not been licensed by the regulatory body are not allowed to use that designation.

Skills and Abilities

People wishing to become an Acupuncturist should:

  • Be ethical and compassionate
  • Be mature and professional
  • Be able to establish rapport and gain a patient’s trust and confidence
  • Possess good communication skills

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