Finding a Qualified Acupuncturist: What You Need to Know

Are you looking for a qualified acupuncturist in your area? Learn more about what it takes to become an acupuncturist and how to find one near you.

Finding a Qualified Acupuncturist: What You Need to Know

Are you looking for a qualified acupuncturist in your area? The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) has designed two search engines to help individuals and companies find an NCCAOM-certified diploma. Most doctors who practice acupuncture, regardless of their specialty, are likely to be able to assist you. It is recommended that you contact an AAMA member near you and inquire about their services. If they do not treat patients with your condition, they may be able to refer you to someone they would recommend in your area. In addition to formal education, most states in the U.


require you to pass specific certification exams

in order to become a licensed acupuncturist. If you are a consumer, you can select an item from the list, verify a license, file a complaint, get information about a complaint, and learn about patient rights and records. If you are a student, you can request the exam online, learn about the requirements of the exam, view the list of approved schools, get information about the tutoring program, see the exam schedule, and view the study guide.

If you are an educational center or CEU provider, you can request approval for a CEU course, view a list of approved courses, become a CEU provider, and learn more. As an acupuncturist, you will have the opportunity to work with chiropractic doctors, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and other professionals in the healthcare industry. Professional opportunities for acupuncture graduates will continue to increase as more hospitals, medical clinics, community clinics, hospices, and comprehensive care clinics hire acupuncturists. If you feel called to heal by natural means and help people address disharmonies in their body, mind and spirit, becoming an acupuncturist could be an ideal career path for you. The acupuncture doctors who are members of the Academy listed here have indicated that they are available to accept new patients. As non-pharmacological approaches to relieving pain and improving overall health become more widespread, your opportunities as an acupuncturist will continue to increase. Acupuncturists with the right training can also offer consultation services on Chinese medicine and herbs.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an acupuncturist or finding one near you, contact NWHSU for personalized support on your path. You can also watch Stephanie Hylla (a former NWHSU student) talk about how she decided to become an acupuncturist and why she enjoys running her own practice. John Pirog (a member of the NWHSU faculty) also talks about what acupuncture is from both a layman's perspective and from an acupuncturist's perspective. Thank you for your interest in the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) and for finding a medical acupuncturist who is a member of the Academy.

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