What does it take to be an Acupuncturist?
There are no specific educational requirements involved in many countries, and acupuncturists are often health care providers in other fields, such as chiropractors. In countries like the U.S. and Canada, registration as an acupuncturist means that an approved program of studies must be completed. In Canada at least 500 hours of acupuncture practice also must be completed. In the U.S. practitioners must hold a degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or the equivalent. There are a number of accredited colleges for acupuncture, including some that offer master's degrees. Certification differs from state to state. The primary focus of training is on use of acupuncture techniques, herbal medicine, massage and bodywork, nutrition, energy exercises, but it also includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, western medical diagnostic testing, and herb-drug interactions. In the UK and Australia, the practice is also regulated by law, but actual requirements vary by location and state. In China and Japan there are training facilities dedicated to acupuncture.
A good acupuncturist likes observing people and is a thorough interviewer. Among other personal characteristics needed:
a responsible and compassionate attitude
strong understanding of ethics
an interest in human biology and physiology
good communication abilities
professionalism and maturity
ability to gain the trust of patients and establish a rapport
precision work and attention to detail
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