Know your acupuncturist
Put your care in the hands of a professionally trained expert in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Did you know that Chiropractors are able to practice Acupuncture in the State of Arizona with only 100 hours of training? And what some call “Dry Needling” is practiced by Physical Therapists and others with as little as 24 hours of training. Make sure to choose your provider carefully.
There is a very helpful info sheet posted by www.ccaom.org that can be downloaded to illustrate the different levels of education in acupuncture.
“Know Your Acupuncturist” http://www.ccaom.org/downloads/KnowYourAcupuncturist.pdf
To ensure proper training look for a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) who has obtained a degree/diploma from an ACAOM-accredited
college and has passed the national certification exams administered by the NCCAOM.