1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2394-13 Acupuncturist

Treats disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through fine needle insertions into the skin.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • examines and questions patients to determine nature of disorder or illness
  • records patients' medical information
  • treats disorders and illnesses by inserting fine needles into critical points of the body to stimulate the body's defence mechanisms

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