How to choose an Acupuncturist

How to choose an Acupuncturist

How to choose an Acupuncturist What is a licensed acupuncturist? “A licensed acupuncturist has completed a three-year professional training program in acupuncture after a minimum of two years of college education. This three-year program includes both theory and hands-on clinical practice. In addition, a licensed acupuncturist must pass a State-approved licensing examination before becoming licensed.” says the office of professions but.. Don’t be fooled! It says 3 years of school forgetting to mention the word ACADEMIC years. What’s the difference? The difference is one whole year, because 1 academic year equals 16 months, and 16×3=48 which is the same as 12×4, and within these 4 years the licensed acupuncturist learns not only about needles, but all there is to know about the human body and how to treat it through over 2600 hours of in class training and earning a Master’s in Science of Acupuncture MSAc or Masters in Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine MSTOM. What is a certified acupuncturist? According to the office of professions “A certified acupuncturist is a licensed physician, chiropractor, physical therapist or dentist who has completed at least 200 hours of instruction in programs in acupuncture registered by the department, or in programs determined by the department to be the equivalent of registered programs, and at least 100 hours of supervised experience” Warning! Certification means the participants went through a brief training course, in some cases a mere weekend as opposed to a licensed acupuncturist with over 4 years in training (that’s if you’re doing the curriculum full time every semester with passing all the yearend exams without skipping a beat or taking off for...