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Acupuncture is a complete medicinal system that helps enhance the functioning of the body and facilitates natural healing. Maintaining fitness, avoiding disease, managing sickness, and alleviating pain have been practised in China for thousands of years. It is effective in the treatment of mental and psychological disorders as well as physical illnesses. Acupuncture is one of the fastest-growing occupations in health care. Acupuncturists are health practitioners who practise the ancient East Asian healing art of acupuncture.

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Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS

  • MD in Acupuncture 

What you need to get started

  • Some time spent shadowing a qualified acupuncturist before you start practising would be beneficial

  • Experience in other areas such as marketing or business is also useful for setting up and promoting your practice.

Soft Skills

  • Interpersonal skills 

  • High ethical standards

  • Patience

  • Focus

  • Determination

  • Critical-thinking 

Technical Skills

  • Holistic medical therapies.

  • Specific acupuncture techniques

  • Advanced acupuncture theory

  • Chinese herbal medicine

  • Marketing and Financial skills


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