Career outlook for acupuncturist
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would treat people's health concerns by carefully inserting very fine needles into key pressure points on their body.
Your clients could have a wide range of conditions including arthritis, circulatory problems, high blood pressure, migraines, depression or addiction.
- Take a detailed history from clients
- Ask them about their symptoms, lifestyle, diet and feelings
- Decide what action to take
- Select specific points on the body to be treated
- Insert needles as required
- Keep records of each patient's treatment
The idea behind this traditional Chinese treatment is that stimulating the pressure points regulates the body's healing process, restores the person's energy and eases the symptoms of physical and emotional problems.
You might also use other techniques such as burning dried herbs, placing vacuum cups on the skin or using an electrical current.
If necessary, you would explain to a client that you think they should go to the doctor.
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