Who’s Qualified to Give Acupuncture Treatments

Anyone who is certified or licensed for acupuncture can give acupuncture treatments.  However, the qualifications between certified acupuncturists and licensed acupuncturists vary greatly.  In summary, licensed acupuncturists will have thousands of hours of graduate level training, clinical experience, have passed a licensing exam and are required to do regular continuing education.  Certified practitioners may have only 300 hours of home study with little or no clinical experience and not have taken any exams to prove competency in acupuncture.

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Qualification Comparisons between Licensed and Certified Acupuncturists


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