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Louisiana Laws & Details

Practitioner Title

Acupuncturist (L.Ac.), Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (A.D.S.), Physician Acupuncturist

Requirements

An applicant to be an acupuncturist must meet both of the following:

  • Holds active status with the National Certification Comission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

  • Has successfully passed the certification examination, including the Biomedicine portion of the examination, given by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Reciprocity/Endorsement:  No.

Practice by Others

Medical doctors and osteopaths may practice acupuncture in Louisiana as certified Physician Acupuncturists if they have successfully completed either of the following:

  • Six months of training in acupuncture in a school or clinic approved by the board.

  • Completion of 300 credit hours of continuing medical education in acupuncture designated as category one continuing medical education hours by the American Medical Association.



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.

*While Acufinder.com does its best to give the most current and accurate information, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.   State rules and regulations are subject to change, therefore, you should always confirm current legislation and requirements for licensure with your State Board.

If you see information here that needs to be revised, please let us know.



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