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What is Acupuncture?

Over 2000 years ago, Chinese medical writings described acupuncture channels with transporting energy (qi) around and through the body. Qi is said to be influenced in specific ways at acupuncture points which lie along these channels. When qi flows freely the body will function well, when Qi becomes blacked, organ function is impaired and symptoms of illness will appear.

Traditional Acupuncturists believe that gentle stimulation at precise acupuncture points with applied on the basis of correct diagnosis, will aid the body’s own defensive and self healing systems, thus promoting and maintain good health.

An acupuncturist can simulate acupuncture points by several methods including, but not limited to, heat (moxibustion), magnets, laser and fine disposable acupuncture needles.


How to gain ANTA Accreditation in Acupuncture?

Here are a few tips to help you gain accreditation with ANTA as an Acupuncturist.

  1. Review our recognised courses to obtain information on colleges and courses ANTA recognises for accreditation
  2. Download a Membership Application form, fully complete and post into ANTA
  3. Ensure you have certified copies of your qualifications and academic records
  4. For Victorians - ensure you have a certified copy of CMRB registration
  5. Use the applicants checklist within the application to ensure fully completed


ANTA Recognised Acupuncture Courses

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» South Australia

» Victoria

» Western Australia

ANTA's Scope and Standards of Practice

To view ANTA's commitment to the delivery of quality health care, public safety and promoting informed choices in Acupuncture read our Scope and Standards of Practice.

Scope and Standards of Practice - Acupuncture

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The Natural Therapist

Issue: 32 No.1 | March 2017

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