Treats disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level 1
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations 2394-13 Acupuncturist
Group: 2522 Complementary Health Therapists
treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs by considering the whole person rather than focusing on specific symptoms and by using various therapies, techniques and practices.
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
prescribing natural medicines, such as herbal, mineral and animal extracts, to stimulate the body's capacity for self-healing
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.