Acupuncturist, DAOM, MAc, LAc, DiplOM
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"I have been a Licensed Health Care Professional since 1979 and have been licensed to practice acupuncture in Virginia since 1997. My first profession focused on disease prevention through patient education and motivation. I carry this skill and experience into my work as a licensed Acupuncturist. My initial office visit is 90 minutes with one hour spent in conversation. I do a comprehensive medical history review and lifestyle review. After making a Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis I discuss what is necessary in terms of time, money and lifestyle changes to first heal and then maintain health."
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"I have been a Licensed Health Care Professional since 1979 and have been licensed to practice acupuncture in Virginia since 1997. My first profession focused on disease prevention through patient education and motivation. I carry this skill and experience into my work as a licensed Acupuncturist. My initial office visit is 90 minutes with one hour spent in conversation. I do a comprehensive medical history review and lifestyle review. After making a Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis I discuss what is necessary in terms of time, money and lifestyle changes to first heal and then maintain health."

Acupuncture in 23462 - is it right for me?
Acupuncture is based on the concepts of oriental medicine or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. 23462 acupuncturists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat the many conditions, aches and pains that respond to acupuncture.

Acupuncturists insert very fine acupuncture needles into the body. The purpose of the needles is to stimulate acupuncture points or meridians. The needles do not inject any substance into your body and are so fine as to be virtually impossible to feel. In some cases, acupuncture may be accompanied by electrical stimulation or the burning of moxa, a form of heat therapy. Or use acupressure, where physical pressure is applied by hand or elbow to trigger points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.

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Credentials for 23462 licensed acupuncturists?
A licensed acupuncturist in 23462 needs a minimum of two years college education and must complete three years of professional training and pass the State's approved licensing examination. The three year program includes both theory and hands-on clinical practice. Most States' professional training programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).