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2008 Job Analysis Breakdown (in descending order of priority)


Musculoskeletal 25.2%

Neck pain Lower back pain
Headache
Mid-back pain
Sprains / strains
Sacroiliac dysfunction
Intervertebral discs syndrome
Spinal subluxations /Joint dysfunction
Vertebral facet syndrome
Hip pain dysfunction
Shoulder pain dysfunction
Knee pain dysfunction
Tendonitis/Tenosynovitis
Elbow pain dysfunction
Wrist and hand pain
Osteoarthritis
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Ankle down/foot pain down/dysfunction
TMJ disorder
Relief care
Sports injuries
Bursitis/synovitis 
Scoliosis 
Stabilization/rehabilitation care 
Hyperkyphosis/Hypokyphosis Hypelordsis/Hypolordsis
Chest pain /injury 
Dislocation of any joint
Fractures


Fundamentals of acupuncture 24.1%

Meridian pathways /channels
Alarm points 
Point location 
Source points 
Associated points 
Ear points 
Auricular therapy 
Connecting points 
Accumulation points 
Five element theory 
Luo connecting channels 
Muscular tendino channels 
Horary points 
Electricity 
History/philosophy of acupuncture 
8 influential points 
Needle technique 
Organs, Qi, and fluids 
Eight extra channels 
Entry/exit points 
Graphing 
Chinese observation 
Divergent channels 
Lower he sea points 
Palpation for diagnosis 
Laser 
Qi Gong 
Window in the sky points 
Tongue diagnosis 
Korean hand points 
Vibration/sounds 
Magnets 
Ghost points 
Moxibustion


Safety and hygiene 10.0%

Informed consent 
OSHA guidelines 
Clean needle technique 
Needle Care 
Handwashing 
Sterile field 
Pathogens 
Forbidden points 
Contraindications 
Emergency procedures including pneumothorax, fainting/syncope, broken needle, injury to organ


Endocrine/Metabolic 7.1%

Nutritional disorders/imbalances 
Osteoporosis 
Type 2 diabetes 
Thyroid/parathyroid disorders 
Adrenal disorders 
Immunological disorders 
Other autoimmune disorders 
Endocrine /metabolic bone disorders 
Pituitary disorders 
Thymus/pineal gland disorders 
Juvenile diabetes


Other disorders 7.0%

Chronic pain 
Allergies 
Child wellness care 
Emergency procedures 
Addictions 
Pre/post surgery 
Eye disorders 
Congenital/developmental anomalies 
Psychological disorders 
Viral/bacterial infections


Neurologic disorders 6.1%

Radiculitis/Radiculopathy 
Peripheral neuritis, neuralgia, neuropathy 
Vertigo/loss of equilibrium 
Facial paralysis 
Cranial nerve disorder 
Muscular atrophy 
ALS, MS, Parkinson’s disease 
Brain/spinal cord injury 
Muscular dystrophy 
Epilepsy


GI System 5.0%

Hiatal hernia/reflux/GERD 
Gastritis 
Colitis/diverticulitis 
Obesity 
Crohn’s disease 
Stomach/small intestine / Colon ulcer 
Cholecystitis 
Eating disorders


Vascular 3.9%

High blood pressure 
Hemorrhoids 
Vascular disease 
Vascular claudication 
Stroke/CVA 
Anemia 
Avascular necrosis 
Vertebral basilar artery insufficiency


Ob/Gyn 3.3%

Menstrual disorder/PMS 
Menopause 
Infertility 
Pregnancy


Respiratory 2.8%

Sinus problems 
Asthma emphysema/ COPD 
Other respiratory conditions 
Ear/nose/throat disorders


GU 2.5%

Incontinence 
Kidney/urinary tract infections 
Male impotence Kidney stones 
Chronic kidney diseases/failure


Rheumatic Disease 2.5%

Fibromyalgia 
Rheumatoid arthritis 
Lupus/scleroderma 
Psoriatic arthritis


Dermatologic 1.5%

Psoriasis 
Acne dermatitis 
Other dermatologic disorders

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