This training programme is designed for qualified physicians (modern Western medicine) who wish to practise acupuncture independently, treating the various conditions for which patients are commonly treated by acupuncture practitioners.
Qualified physicians who already have adequate knowledge and skills in modern Western medicine, would only need to follow the Core Syllabus for acupuncture. The theoretical course could be shortened, as qualified physicians can learn traditional medicine more easily than those with no prior medical education. The course should comprise at least 1500 hours of formal training, including 1000 hours of practical and clinical work.
On completion of the course and after passing an official examination, participants should be entitled to practise acupuncture in various fields of medicine where it is indicated.