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How Do You Become An Animal Acupuncturist?

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Acupuncture is a modality of traditional Chinese medicine that involves stimulating key points on the body by the insertion of specialized needles. Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. In some animals it has been applied for respiratory and digestive disorders, pain management and other conditions. In order to perform acupuncture on animals you must acquire specialized training. Identify your professional status and need. Most animal acupuncturists are veterinarians or veterinary technicians. If you are not a professional in either of these fields, you may find it difficult to enter a training program or find a practice venue. Determine that acupuncture is the treatment modality you wish to practice. In order to train as an acupuncturist you should have an interest in and respect for alternative medical therapies in general and Chinese medicine in particular. Acupuncture will require you to work with terminology and concepts that are not generally ... more
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