Female Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner mixes a medicine for a patient

Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Chinese Medicine Practitioners treat 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.

Overview

Chinese Medicine Practitioners treat 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.

Day-to-day

  • assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • develops and implements treatment plans using techniques and methods such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, diet, exercise and breathing therapy
  • evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans
  • provides dietary and lifestyle advice and guidelines
  • prescribes natural medicines, such as herbal, mineral and animal extracts, to stimulate the body's capacity for self-healing.

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