Acupuncturists make use of thin needles and insert them into acupuncture points in the body in order to restore the imbalances of the human body and overall good health. Acupuncturists focus on energy meridians to treat various conditions.

Scope notes

Includes doctors of medicine or other healthcare professionals who perform acupuncture.

Alternative label

  • expert acupuncturist

  • acupuncture practitioner

  • specialist in acupuncture

  • acupuncture therapist

  • acupuncture specialist

  • practitioner of acupuncture

  • expert in acupuncture

  • advanced acupuncturist

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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