traditional chinese medicine therapist


Traditional Chinese medicine therapists use alternative medicine approaches to cure illnesses in all its forms. They also use various therapies such as the use of herbal medicines, acupuncture, massages and dietary therapies, to increase the general health of the patient and to prevent a disease from occurring.

Scope notes

Includes doctors of medicine or other healthcare professionals (e.g. midwife).

Alternative label

  • TCM therapist

  • TCM practitioner

  • therapist in TCM

  • traditional chinese medicine practitioner

  • specialist in traditional chinese medicine

  • TCM specialist

  • chinese medicine therapist

  • therapist in traditional chinese medicine

  • practitioner of traditional chinese medicine

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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