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Missouri Laws & Details

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Practitioner Title

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)


At least 1725 hours of study in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine from an ACCAOM (Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) - accredited program.

Certification by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is required.

Practice by Others

Medical doctors and osteopaths may practice acupuncture in Missouri without any specific training.

Chiropractors must be certified with 100 hours of training.

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.

Governmental Body

Missouri Division of Professional Registration
Missouri State Acupuncturist Advisory Committee
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO  65102-1335
573.751.0735 (Fax)
800.735.2966 (TTY)
800.735.2466 (Voice Relay)

Practice Act:  Division 15 - Acupuncturist Advisory Committee and Regulated Professions Statutes

Local Organizations

Acupuncture Association of Missouri
P.O. Box 51
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 635-6044
(573) 635-2858 (Fax)

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