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is acupuncturist a doctor ?


Can an Acupuncturist add Doctor in front of his name ?. If he adds  is that a crime ?. Who and how should one take action ?.

 

/ the term "Doctor" should be used only by practitioners of Systems of Medicine recognized by the Government of India. /                                

http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/health/Acupuncture-as-an-Independent-System-of-Medicine-in-India/2014/11/08/article2512756.ece 

 
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Also M.D in Acupuncture , M.D ( Acu)  is it valid and recognised by government of India ?. Are they allowed to add DR. in front of their names?.  

Thanks.

//பிற மருத்துவ முறைகளின் பட்டங்களைப் போல தோற்றமளிக்கும் எம்.டி.(அக்கு) போன்ற சான்றிதழ்கள் சட்டத்திற்குப் புறம்பானவை என்பதையும், இந்திய மருத்துவ பட்டங்கள் சட்டங்களின்( INDIAN MEDICAL DEGRESS ACT) படி செல்லாதவை என்பதையும் அக்குபங்சரிஸ்ட்டுகள் உணரவேண்டும்./http://maatruu.blogspot.com/2012/04/blog-post_18.html

 
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LEGAL CONSULTANT

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

Unless he has done Doctor of Medicine in Accupuncture (MD ACU),which is a 1 yr PG course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines,they cannot use the tag Doctor.Till then they are regarded only as Technical personnel in accupunture.

 
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legal advisor

acupuncture coures including md (acu) can be done by anyone who posess only a higher secondary degree and some institutes offering such courses are listed as fake university by ugc.inspite of that there is no body to regularisse such kind of alternative medicine courses and so such people call themselves as doctors.

 
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Thanks SAINATH DEVALLA Sir and Saravanan S Sir for your kind response and time.pp

 

M.D Acu - itself means Diploma in Acupuncture and Doctor of medicine. 

/The Committee further suggested that all those Systems of Medicine not recognized as separate Systems should not be allowed to continue full time Bachelor and Master's degree courses and the term "Doctor" should be used only by practitioners of Systems of Medicine recognized by the Government of India. http://www.homoeopathyclinic.com/education/order.html /

 

/ there is no body to regularisse such kind of alternative medicine courses and so such people call themselves as doctors./  

So what kind of action need to be taken on such person?

 
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Advocate

If you are aggrieved by their misbehavior or wrong acts, you may lodge a police complaint under the provisions of criminal law. 

 
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Thanks Kalaiselvan Sir.
 
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Scientist/Engineer

What you have reproduced in Tamil itself says that acupuncturists cannot prefix Doctor before their names.

 
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Thanks Dr. MPS RAMANI  Sir 

 
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