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Missouri Laws & Details

Practitioner Title

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

Requirements

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.

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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Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and acupuncturists in:  Columbia Kansas City Lees Summit Springfield Parkville St. Louis St. Robert Wentzville

*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.

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