Search
Add Listing

List Your Practice Today! Call (877) 630-3600

New Hampshire Laws & Details

Practitioner Title

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

Requirements

Formal Education Requirements:  Completion of a postsecondary acupuncture college program that is ACAOM or board approved.  All applicants that have graduated from a non-ACAOM college or apprenticeship program must show proof of successful completion of a college level course in anatomy and physiology, be currently licensed in another state, and meet other criteria of clinical training and didactic instruction and/or prove years of patient treatment, teaching, supervising clinic, or publishing.

Undergraduate Requirements:  Applicant must have a baccalaureate, registered nurse or physician assistant degree from an accredited institution.  An applicant who possesses a current, valid license to practice acupuncture from another state, who meets all other requirements of licensure may have this requirement waived by the board if certain, specific criteria are met.

Other Eligibility Requirements:  Applicant must be 21 years of age or older and of good moral character.

Written Exam:  Current, active NCCAOM certification through examination or Credentials Documentation Review is required plus completion of a clean needle technique course approved by the NCCAOM.

Practical ExamNCCAOM PEPLS.

Reciprocity/Endorsement:  None.

Practice by Others

Medical doctors or osteopaths are not required to have any specific training to practice acupuncture.

Chiropractors usually have 100 hours of training, but it is uncertain if this is required by law.

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.



Search In Learning Center :

Acupuncture Laws By State

AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NV NH NJ NM NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA DC WI WV WY

Ask The Acupuncturist

Q: How can Chinese Medicine treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

A: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, has also been known by the name Stein-Leventhal Syndrome, and includes a multi system presentation,... Read More