A member asked:

Could acupuncture be considered occupational therapy?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Different therapy: The ot deals with activities of life and ways of enhancing quality of life and may get involved in rehab and hand therapy, but usually does not engage in acupuncture which would require its own specialty training program. However, nothing really prevents an occupational therapist to get trained in acupuncture.

Answered 1/10/2014


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Agree w Dr. Machanic: Acupuncture does not fall under the scope of occupational therapy.

Answered 1/10/2014



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