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North Carolina Laws & Details

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Practitioner Title

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

Requirements

Formal Education Requirements:  Successful completion of a three-year postgraduate program at the acupuncture college accredited by, or in candidacy status with ACAOM, or if outside the United States, the California Acupuncture Committee.

Undergraduate Requirements:  None specified.

Other Eligibility Requirements:  Successful completion of the clean needle technique course offered by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Written Exam:  The NCCAOM written exam.

Practical Exam:  The NCCAOM PEPLS.

Reciprocity/Endorsement:  No.


Practice by Others

Medical doctors, osteopaths and chiropractors may practice acupuncture in North Carolina without any specific licensing.

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

North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board
Paola Ribadeneira, Executive Secretary
PO Box 10686
Raleigh, NC  27608

Practice Act: NC General Statutes - Chapter 90 Article 30 1; NCALB Acupuncture Regulations

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 postive experience and results, find an acupuncturist with experience treating a similar condition (with acupuncture) to what you have.

 

 


Local Organizations

North Carolina Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCAAOM)
Membership@NCAAOM.org

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