To become a Licensed Acupuncturist in America, you are required to finish a certain amount of class hours, clinical hours and take a State or National Board exam. It varies in each state. In California, for example, no less than 3000 hours are required with 950 hours of supervised clinical practice to become a licensed acupuncturist. After graduation, a licensed Acupuncturist must complete 50 hours of continuing acupuncture education every 2 years, as is required to renew your license.
Licensed Acupuncturist Education
I am a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA where I received a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. I am also certified to practice acupuncture by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
I have been in private practice as a licensed acupuncturist since 1997 in Encinitas, California. My special interests are diabetes, cancer, mental/emotional issues, and nutrition. I also include massage therapy, homeopathic remedies and traditional Chinese herbs in my practice.
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