What is an Acupuncturist?

Acupuncturists (R.Ac’s) are skilled health care professionals who apply the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the form of Acupuncture. They care for patients by evaluating and treating pain and illness and in maintaining health and wellness. Acupuncturists have specialized expertise in using traditional methods of assessment and use both traditional and advanced technology in their treatments. They are educated to treat in all age groups from infants to the elderly. Within the framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), they are educated to treat a wide range of health conditions and in the areas of pediatrics, gerontology, gynaecology, addictions, sports injury and pain management, mental health, oncology, dermatology and cosmetology. They need good judgment, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain composure in any practice situation.

Most Acupuncturists work in private clinics. But in today’s broadening health care and self care systems you will find them in hospitals, fertility clinics, cancer treatment centres, addictions centres, sports injury treatment centres, health and wellness and spa environments.

Acupuncturists are regulated under  The Health Professions Act, June 2010

The Acupuncturists Regulations 2012.  No person other than a person registered under the above act and regulations can claim that he/she is an Acupuncturist or Registered Acupuncturist in this province.






The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CTCMPANL) is a non-profit entity that regulates the practice of Acupuncture in accordance with the profession of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in this province.

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