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Ohio Laws & Details

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Practitioner Title

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)


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.

Acupuncturists may practice under the supervision of, by order of or referral by a medical doctor or osteopath.

Practice by Others

Medical doctors and osteopaths may practice acupuncture in Ohio without any specific training.

Chiropractors must be certified with 300 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.


Governmental Body

The State Medical Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, Ohio  43215-6127
(614) 466-3934
(614) 728-5946 (Fax)

Practice Act:  Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4762

Local Organizations

Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
14701 Detroit Avenue, Suite 485
Lakewood, OH 44107
(614) 668-2886
(614) 985-5868 (Fax)

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