Maryland Laws & Details
Undergraduate Requirements: None.
Other Eligibility Requirements: An applicant must demonstrate proof of proficiency in the written and oral communication of the English language by providing evidence that he or she has completed at least 60 credits from an English-speaking undergraduate or professional school; acheived a passing score on the TOEFL within the previous two years, and a score of at least 180 on the TSE; or passed the NCCAOM or equivalent exam in English and has achieved a passing score of 180 on the TSE.
Written Exam: Passage of the NCCAOM examination and certification as a diplomate in acupuncture. No other education or training need be documented. The NCCAOM examination is not required for applicants who meet the educational requirements.
Practical Exam: None specified.
Acupuncture is not within the scope of practice of chiropractors.
Dentists and veterinarians may perform acupuncture with regard to dentist and veterinary medicine without meeting these requirements.
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.
PO Box 5498
Takoma Park, MD 20913-5498
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