If you’re searching for a career helping people, are curious and open-minded, and are interested in health and wellbeing, consider studying an acupuncture course. Now widely used in Australia as an alternative form of medicine, the practise of acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine, which stimulates specific points on the body in order to regulate the flow of qi, vital energy, to balance the body and restore health.
In an acupuncture course, you’ll study a broad range of techniques of traditional Chinese medicine, grounded in an understanding of the philosophy and principles of Chinese medicine. You’ll learn techniques of acupuncture, Qi Gong, Chinese herbs, Chinese dietary therapy and Chinese massage techniques, in order to regulate your clients’ qi and balance the functions of their body, mind and spirit.
Responding to modern health problems like stress, pollution and poor diets, acupuncture remains relevant and is sought out as an alternative to modern medicine’s often-reactive approach to treating ill health. Acupuncture is considered a complementary and alternative medical practise; however, it remains regulated to maintain standards and confidence.
If you wish to use the professional title of acupuncturist after completing an acupuncture course, you must apply for registration with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, and complete an acupuncture course carrying their accreditation. Currently, you can complete accredited courses at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.
After completing an acupuncture course, you’ll be able to seek employment as an acupuncturist. Using your specialised skillset, you’ll be able to guide people to seek health, balance and fulfilment, and build yourself a rewarding career in the process.