Acupuncture Jobs

Posted July 27, 2015 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture, Careers
Acupuncturists work in a variety of settings, including independent practices, hospitals, treatment centers, and community health centers. Acupuncturist practitioners also work in specialist and complementary health care clinics for asthma, pain management, addictions, and stroke rehabilitation.

As independent health care providers, the majority of acupuncturists work for private practices or are self-employed. Acupuncturist practitioners may share workspace with other health care providers who have different types of training in the field of Chinese medicine.

Licensing and laws for practicing acupuncture vary from state to state. Additionally, due to licensing regulations, acupuncturists usually must become certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (NCCAOM).

Certification is a requirement to practice acupuncture in most states, and employers may require NCCAOM certification as a condition for hiring. Certification also indicates to clientele that the acupuncturist practitioner adheres to nationally accepted standards of practice.

Acupuncture Organs
All Students of Oriental Medicine study the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body
It is generally recommended, to individuals who are seeking training and work in the field of acupuncture, to attend a school accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (ACAOM). Acupuncturists usually train for at least three years, full time, before entering practice.
Acupuncturist jobs require the practitioner to have a good understanding of Chinese tradition and culture. They must also have a comprehensive knowledge of Western medicine, and have the ability to fuse the two medical traditions in order to determine proper diagnosis and remedies.
Acupuncturists treat people to prevent illness, aid healing, and relieve pain. Effective practice requires the acupuncturist to have good communication skills, including listening and explaining, the ability to be sensitive to clients and to be comfortable with physical contact with patients.
Responsibilities of the acupuncturist job include: undertaking patient consultations, making physical examinations and assessments, making accurate diagnosis using traditional Chinese methods, planning treatment requirements, making referrals to doctors and specialists, and arranging for additional tests and x-rays.A typical workday for the acupuncturist practitioner may include meeting with all kinds of people experiencing many different illnesses or disorders.Success in practicing acupuncture depends on many factors. The acupuncturist must have the ability to build up a business. Because so many acupuncturists own their own practice, they must be motivated to recruit new patients, develop administration skills and hire staff.

Outside of traditional acupuncturist practice, there are other work opportunities, which include teaching, writing books on the subject and publishing articles.

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