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West Virginia Laws & Details

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Practitioner Title

Acupuncturist

Requirements

Formal Education Requirements:  Graduation from a course of training of at least 1,800 hours, including 300 clinical hours, that is either approved by ACAOM or found by the board to be equivalent to a course approved by ACAOM.

Undergraduate Requirements:  None.

Other Eligiblity Requirements:  Applicants must be of good moral character and at least 18 years of age.

Written Exam:  The NCCAOM examination or on an examination determined by the board to be equivalent to the NCCAOM examination is one route of eligibility.

Practical Exam:  None.

Reciprocity/Endorsement:  License by reciprocity may be granted by the board but only for states which permit reciprocity for acupuncturists in West Virginia.


Practice by Others

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

Physician assistants may not practice acupuncture.

Chiropractors may practice acupuncture if they are certified with 100 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

West Virginia Board of Acupuncture
P.O. Box 157
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986-0157
(304)529-4558 (Voicemail)

Practice Act:  Title 32


Local Organizations

Acupuncture Society of Virginia
P.O. Box 1671
Vienna, VA 22183
(703) 644-7925

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