2. Professional education of Acupuncture in Japan

Contents

2-1 Regulation of acupuncture

2-2 Education and certification systems of Japanese Acupuncture therapists and Moxibustion therapists

2-3 Acupuncture and Moxibustion program

2-4 Schools of acupuncture and moxibustion in Japan

2-5 Acupuncture and Moxibustion education systems in Japan

2-6 The number of Professional Training Colleges for Acupuncture therapists

2-7 The number of universities for Acupuncture therapists and Moxibustion therapists in Japan

 

 

2-1 Regulation of acupuncture

In Japan, according to law, the practice of acupuncture, moxibustion, massage and finger pressure require licensure as acupuncture therapist, moxibustion therapist, massage and finger pressure therapist, unless doctor.

Reference
1)Act on Anma, Massage and Shiatsu Practitioners, Acupuncture Practitioners and Moxibustion Practitioners, etc. (Act No. 69 of 2014) (in Japanese) http://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/search/elawsSearch/elaws_search/lsg0500/detail?lawId=322AC0000000217&openerCode=1 (10-17-2014)

 

 

2-2 Education and certification systems of Japanese Acupuncture therapists and Moxibustion therapists

 

Reference
1)Act on Anma, Massage and Shiatsu Practitioners, Acupuncture Practitioners and Moxibustion Practitioners, etc. (Act No. 69 of 2014) (in Japanese) http://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/search/elawsSearch/elaws_search/lsg0500/detail?lawId=322AC0000000217&openerCode=1 (10-17-2014)
2)Regulation for Certifying the School of Anma, Massage and Shiatsu, Acupuncture Therapists and Moxibustion Therapists. (Ordinance of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and Welfare No. 2 of 1951) (in Japanese)
https://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/document?lawid=326M50000180002_20170401_999M50000180002&keyword=%E3%81%82%E3%82%93%E6%91%A9%E3%83%9E%E3%83%84%E3%82%B5%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B8%E6%8C%87%E5%9C%A7%E5%B8%AB%E3%80%81%E3%81%AF%E3%82%8A%E5%B8%AB%E5%8F%8A%E3%81%B3%E3%81%8D%E3%82%86%E3%81%86%E5%B8%AB%E3%81%AB%E4%BF%82%E3%82%8B%E5%AD%A6%E6%A0%A1%E9%A4%8A%E6%88%90%E6%96%BD%E8%A8%AD%E8%AA%8D%E5%AE%9A%E8%A6%8F%E5%89%87 (05-28-2021)
3)Partial revision of Guidelines on the Training School of Acupuncture Therapists and Moxibustion Therapists (issued by the MHLW Health Policy Bureau on March 31, 2017, 0331No.51) (in Japanese)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/web/t_doc?dataId=00tc2759&dataType=1&pageNo=1 (05-28-2021)

 

 

2-3 Acupuncture and Moxibustion program

Reference
1)Regulation for Certifying the School of Anma, Massage and Shiatsu, Acupuncture Therapists and Moxibustion Therapists. (Ordinance of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and Welfare No. 2 of 1951) (in Japanese)
https://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/document?lawid=326M50000180002_20170401_999M50000180002&keyword=%E3%81%82%E3%82%93%E6%91%A9%E3%83%9E%E3%83%84%E3%82%B5%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B8%E6%8C%87%E5%9C%A7%E5%B8%AB%E3%80%81%E3%81%AF%E3%82%8A%E5%B8%AB%E5%8F%8A%E3%81%B3%E3%81%8D%E3%82%86%E3%81%86%E5%B8%AB%E3%81%AB%E4%BF%82%E3%82%8B%E5%AD%A6%E6%A0%A1%E9%A4%8A%E6%88%90%E6%96%BD%E8%A8%AD%E8%AA%8D%E5%AE%9A%E8%A6%8F%E5%89%87 (05-28-2021)

2)Partial revision of Guidelines on the Training School of Acupuncture Therapists and Moxibustion Therapists (issued by the MHLW Health Policy Bureau on March 31, 2017, 0331No.51) (in Japanese)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/web/t_doc?dataId=00tc2759&dataType=1&pageNo=1 (05-28-2021)

 

 

2-4 Schools of acupuncture and moxibustion in Japan

2-4-1 Facilities under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Professional Training Colleges)

Reference
1) Document 2-1. Central Council for Massage and finger pressure therapy, Acupuncture ,Moxibustion and judo therapy. Medical Ethics Council. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. (October 31, 2016)  http://www.mhlw.go.jp/file/05-Shingikai-10803000-Iseikyoku-Ijika/0000141580.pdf (5-29-2021)

 

 

2-4-2 Facilities under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Universities)

Reference
1)List of medical technician training schools designated (certified) by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 
http://www.mext.go.jp/component/a_menu/education/detail/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2017/03/01/1353400_16.pdf (10-19-2017)

 

 

2-5 Acupuncture and Moxibustion education systems in Japan

Only students from a 4-year university that trains acupuncturists, which was established for the first time in Japan, can take the licensure examination at the end of the third year.

Reference
1)Act on Anma, Massage and Shiatsu Practitioners, Acupuncture Practitioners and Moxibustion Practitioners, etc. (Act No. 69 of 2014) (in Japanese) http://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/search/elawsSearch/elaws_search/lsg0500/detail?lawId=322AC0000000217&openerCode=1 (10-23-2014)
2)Regulation for Certifying the School of Anma, Massage and Shiatsu, Acupuncture Therapists and Moxibustion Therapists. (Ordinance of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and Welfare No. 2 of 1951) (in Japanese)

http://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/search/elawsSearch/elaws_search/lsg0500/detail?lawId=326M50000180002 (10-23-2017)

 

 

2-6 The number of Professional Training Colleges for Acupuncture therapists (2017): Facilities for Acupuncture therapists and Moxibustion therapists & Facilities for Massage and finger pressure therapists, Acupuncture therapists and Moxibustion therapists

Training facilities for the visually impaired and schools with suspended student recruitment are not included.

The map was created based on the following data.
Professional training colleges for Massage and finger pressure therapists and judo therapists, etc. (in Japanese) Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
https://youseijo.mhlw.go.jp/ (10-19-2017)

 

 

 

2-7 The number of universities for Acupuncture therapists and Moxibustion therapists in Japan (2016)

The map was created based on the following data
List of medical technician training schools designated (certified) by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (in Japanese)
http://www.mext.go.jp/component/a_menu/education/detail/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2017/03/01/1353400_16.pdf (10-19-2017)

 

 

 

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