Colorado Laws & Details
Reciprocity/Endorsement: The NCCAOM must provide the Colorado Office of Acupuncturists Licensure with proof of the applicant's current NCCAOM certification process AND proof of the applicant's licensure in another state must be provided by the licensing authority in that state to the Colorado Office of Acupuncturists Licensure.
Acupuncture is not within the scope of practice of a physician physican assistant.
Chiropractors must be certified with 100 hours of theory and supervised clinical instruction plus affidavits of 25 cases.
NOTE: Look for a physician with formal training in the practice of acupuncture. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is an art and a science that takes years to master. While any licensed physician can stick needles into you, for a positive experience and results, find an acupuncturist with experience treating a similar condition (with acupuncture) to what you have.
Department of Regulatory Agencies-Division of Registration
Acupuncture Licensure Office
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202 - 5140
(303) 894-2464 (Fax)
Practice Act: Acupuncture Rules and Regulations
4380 Harlan - Suite 202
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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Q: I am getting ready to have my first child and it is important to me to deliver my baby naturally; without an epidural or pain medication. What are some good acupuncture points for managing pain during labor and delivery?
A: For natural labor, most texts discuss the use of acupuncture to strengthen uterine contractions, but some points that induce contractions ar... Read More