North Dakota Laws & Details
Acupuncturists are not licensed separately in North Dakota.
There is no specific training required for a medical or osteopathic doctor to practice acupuncture.
Practice by Others
Only a medical doctor, osteopath and chiropractor may practice acupuncture in North Dakota.
Chiropractors may practice acupuncture after 100 hours of
acupuncture training. A chiropractor may not supervise a
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.
North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners
418 E. Broadway Ave., Suite 12
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 328-6505 (Fax)
Medical Practice Act: Medical Practice Act of North Dakota Chapter 43-17
There is no practice act for acupuncturists, however, the State
Board of Chiropractic Examiners does make special provisions to allow
qualified chiropractors to perform acupuncture within the scope of
chiropractic. See Regulation of Acupuncture - Options.