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.
good communication skills
good analytical skills
patient, tactful and compassionate
interest in health and wellbeing.