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Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Chinese medicine practitioners treat disorders and illnesses through the application of traditional Chinese medicine practices such as Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and tui na (remedial massage).

Duties & Tasks
Chinese medicine practitioners may perform the following tasks:
  • diagnose health problems through discussions with the patient, checking the patient's pulse and tongue, and observing abnormalities in sleep, appetite, perspiration and body temperature
  • formulate traditional Chinese medicine treatment plans based on the patient's diagnosis
  • prescribe medicinal substances derived from roots, flowers, seeds and leaves in the form of teas, capsules, tinctures or powders
  • advise on dietary and lifestyle choices
  • apply other therapies such as acupuncture, cupping (applying a heated cup to the skin to create suction), tui na, and exercise and breathing therapy.
  • Personal requirements
  • good communication skills
  • good analytical skills
  • patient, tactful and compassionate
  • interest in health and wellbeing.
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