Ohio Laws & Details
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.
The State Medical Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6127
(614) 728-5946 (Fax)
Practice Act: Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4762
Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
14701 Detroit Avenue, Suite 485
Lakewood, OH 44107
(614) 985-5868 (Fax)
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