Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Acupuncture
(1999; 35 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgements
Open this folder and view contentsIntroduction
Close this folderSection I: Basic training in acupuncture
View the document1. Purpose of the guidelines
Open this folder and view contents2. Use of acupuncture in national health systems
View the document3. Levels of training
View the document4. Training programmes
Close this folder5. Training of acupuncture practitioners
View the document5.1 Acupuncture practitioners
View the document5.2 Entrance requirements
View the document5.3 Duration of training
View the document5.4 Objective
View the document5.5 Core syllabus in acupuncture
View the document5.6 Core syllabus in modern Western medicine
View the document5.7 Other related fields of health care
View the document5.8 Examination
View the document6. Full training in acupuncture for qualified physicians
Open this folder and view contents7. Limited training in acupuncture for qualified physicians
View the document8. Limited training in acupuncture for primary health care personnel
View the document9. Selected acupuncture points for basic training
View the document10. Selected points for basic training in acupuncture
Open this folder and view contentsSection II: Safety in acupuncture
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View the documentAnnex I: List of participants

5.4 Objective

The aim of training at this level is to prepare acupuncture practitioners who would subsequently be employed by national health services. Training would equip them to give safe and effective acupuncture treatment to selected patients in hospitals, or as part of the primary health care team at health centres or community level. They would initially work under the general supervision of the medical officer in charge.

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