Rhode Island Laws & Details
Undergraduate Requirements: None.
Other Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be of good moral character and pass an English proficiency examination.
Written Exam: The NCCAOM exam.
Practical Exam: None.
Reciprocity/Endorsement: The state in which the applicant is licensed must meet the same licensing requirements as Rhode Island, have standards as stringent as Rhode Island, and allow reciprocity with Rhode Island.
Acupuncture is not within the scope of practice of chiropractors.
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.
Office of Health Professionals Regulation
3 Capitol Hill, Suite 205
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-3352 (Fax)
Practice Act: Rules and Regulations for Licensing Doctors of Acupuncture and Acupuncture Assistants
P.O. Box 6681
Providence, RI 02864
Acupunture Associaton of Rhode Island
312 Waterman Street
East Providence, RI 02914
(401) 434-4860 (Fax)
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Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and acupuncturists in: Cumberland • East Greenwich • East Providence • Gales Ferry • Johnson • Middletown • North Kingstown • Providence • Warwick • West Greenwich
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Q: I have always had a problem when it comes to my gag reflex. As a kid I even had a problem wearing a mouth piece and going to the dentist. but it still has not gone away, even today if i go to the dentist it is very hard for me to allow anything in my mouth without gagging and eventually vomiting. I also have a problem when shirts are tight around my neck. Is there any hope in acupuncture?
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