The guidelines address four levels of training in acupuncture, namely:
• full training for those with little or no prior medical education or experience, who wish to qualify as recognized acupuncture practitioners licensed to practise independently, subject to the limitations imposed by the Ministry of Health;
• full training of qualified physicians (modern Western medicine) in acupuncture;
• training of qualified physicians (and certain other medical graduates) from schools of modern Western medicine, who wish to include acupuncture as a technique in their clinical work; and
• limited training of other health personnel (modern Western medicine) working in the primary health care system of their country.