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Nebraska Laws & Details

Practitioner Title

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

Requirements

Formal Education Requirements:  Graduation from a full-time acupuncture program at a university, college or school of acupuncture which includes at least 1,725 hours of entry-level acupuncture education consisting of a minimum of 1,000 didactic and 500 clinical hours, and is accredited or a candidate for accreditation by ACAOM or is accredited by another accrediting body that is recognized as such by the U.S. Department of Education.

Undergraduate Requirements:  None

Other Eligibility Requirements:  Completion of a clean needle technique course approved by the NCCAOM.

Written ExamNCCAOM written exam in acupuncture.

Pracitcal ExamNCCAOM PEPLS.

Reciprocity/Endorsement:  None.

Practice by Others

Medical doctors, osteopaths and chiropractors may practice acupuncture in Nebraska without additional training.

Acupuncture is not within the scope of practice of a podiatrist or a physician assistant.

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

Nebraska Oriental Medical Association
621 Beverly Drive
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 397-8018

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*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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