Colorado Laws & Details
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
Eligibility Requirements: Current, active NCCAOM certification in acupuncture.
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
Practice by Others
Medical doctors and osteopaths may practice acupuncture in Colorado without any specific training.
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.
State of Colorado
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
Acupuncture Association of Colorado
4380 Harlan - Suite 202
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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