Acupuncture Career Specialties

Acupuncture Career Specialties

Allergy/Immunology

Specific allergy points are targeted to help alleviate allergies and their concurrent symptoms.

Asian Bodywork Therapy

Involves a variety of manual body treatments, such as pressure, motion, cold and hot application, and stretching; popular forms include shiatsu, acupressure, amma, chi nei tsang, jin shin do, nuad bo rarn, and tuina.

Dermatology

Acupuncture can be used to treat skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, infection, and eruptions.

Dietary Therapy

Employs herbal remedies, dietary changes, qi gong, and acupuncture to correct health problems.

Geriatrics

Acupuncturists with a geriatric specialization primarily work with an older population.

Gynecology/Infertility

Specialists concentrate their work on the reproductive health and fertility of patients.

Mental Health

Acupuncture can be combined with herbs and exercise to combat mental disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Neurology

Acupuncture can be used to treat a host of neurological ailments, such as headache, neck pain, back pain, drug addiction, stroke rehabilitation, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

Orthopedic

Acupuncturists who specialize in orthopedic treatments combine acupuncture and herbs to treat neuro-musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain, arthritis, sciatica, sprains, and stiff neck.

Pain Management

Treatment targets pain and sensory nerves to limit or eliminate painful sensation.

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