American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture
Council of Chiropractic Acupuncture

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