Frequently Asked Questions about AcupunctureThe goal of medicine, Eastern and Western, should be to help the body do best what it already knows how to do. Our bodies are a “system of systems” and so too, should our approach to health be. We work with each patient’s “systems” as needed: their doctors, family members, diets, and lifestyles, to help them achieve their best health.
What is acupuncture?
How does acupuncture work?
Does acupuncture or cupping hurt?
What should I expect on my first visit?
Do you accept insurance?
How many treatments will I need?
How much training do acupuncturists receive?
- A 4-year Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
- Graduation from an acupuncture program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is typically a Master of Science program that takes approximately 4 years to complete
- NCCAOM Board Certification, which requires passage of clean needle technique, a Bioscience Board exam, a Foundation of Oriental Medicine Board exam, an Acupuncture & Point Location Board exam, and an Herbology Board exam if seeking licensure for herbs.