Assess patients' general physical appearance to make diagnoses.
Collect medical histories and general health and life style information from patients.
Apply heat or cold therapy to patients using materials such as heat pads, hydrocollator packs, warm compresses, cold compresses, heat lamps, or vapor coolants.
Consider Western medical procedures in health assessment, health care team communication, and care referrals.
Educate patients on topics such as meditation, ergonomics, stretching, exercise, nutrition, the healing process, breathing, or relaxation techniques.
Evaluate treatment outcomes and recommend new or altered treatments as necessary to further promote, restore, or maintain health.
Develop individual treatment plans and strategies.
Analyze physical findings and medical histories to make diagnoses according to Oriental medicine traditions.
Identify correct anatomical and proportional point locations based on patients' anatomy and positions, contraindications, and precautions related to treatments such as intradermal needles, moxibution, electricity, guasha, or bleeding.
Adhere to local, state and federal laws, regulations and statutes.
Maintain and follow standard quality, safety, environmental and infection control policies and procedures.
Insert needles to provide acupuncture treatment.
Maintain detailed and complete records of health care plans and prognoses.
Treat patients using tools such as needles, cups, ear balls, seeds, pellets, or nutritional supplements.
Treat medical conditions using techniques such as acupressure, shiatsu, or tuina.
Formulate herbal preparations to treat conditions considering herbal properties such as taste, toxicity, effects of preparation, contraindications, and incompatibilities.
Dispense herbal formulas and inform patients of dosages and frequencies, treatment duration, possible side effects and drug interactions.