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Oriental Medicine Practitioners
The national emphasis on wellness and natural health care is expected to keep up the demand for Oriental bodywork therapists and other OM practitioners. Interest from the mainstream medical community, recent advances in research, and favorable changes in government policy are strong indicators that the field will continue to expand. As insurance, health maintenance organizations, and other third-party reimbursements increase, Oriental medicine is expected to grow. The number of people who seek OM practitioners of acupuncture for their health care needs is growing annually. OM is used to relieve a wide range of common ailments, including asthma, high blood pressure, headache, and back pain. Many people turn to Oriental medicine practitioners for internal medicine, oncology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, urology, geriatrics, sports medicine, immunology, infectious diseases, and psychiatric disorders.