Becoming a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
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Becoming a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

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Also known as Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Oriental Medicine Practitioner.
Treats imbalances of energy flows through the body by assessing the whole person and using techniques and methods such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, diet, exercise and breathing therapy. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 2 - 4 years
Average pay $42,422
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 600

What does a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner do?

  • assessing patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • developing and implementing treatment plans using applications such as acupuncture, homoeopathic and herbal medicine, and dance, drama, hypnotic and music therapies
  • evaluating and documenting patients' progress through treatment plans
  • providing dietary and lifestyle advice and guidelines

Specialisations

  • Chinese Herbalist

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