Acupuncturist, LAc
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Escondido, California 92025
"Farahnaz Akhavan has worked in the alternative medicine and health care field for over 20 years. She worked in the field of OB/GYN and women's health for several years before becoming an alternative medicine practitioner. She also worked with the united nations as health care professional for two years. She has helped chronically ill patients for numerous years through pain management and nutritional / herbal consultation. She has post graduate training in pain management, migraine headache, and arthritis pain. She accepts attorney's lien for auto and work injuries."
(760) 452-8416
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Escondido, California 92025
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"Farahnaz Akhavan has worked in the alternative medicine and health care field for over 20 years. She worked in the field of OB/GYN and women's health for several years before becoming an alternative medicine practitioner. She also worked with the united nations as health care professional for two years. She has helped chronically ill patients for numerous years through pain management and nutritional / herbal consultation. She has post graduate training in pain management, migraine headache, and arthritis pain. She accepts attorney's lien for auto and work injuries."
Eastlake Acupuncture, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, MS, LAc, DiplOM
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"Eastlake Acupuncture offers unparalleled expertise in the fields of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Nadia Ayadi LAc provides a truly unique and powerful healing experience to her clients. By combining advanced acupuncture techniques, infrared heat therapy and medical massage, she promotes natural health and wellness while specializing in the treatment of pain related disorders, athletic injuries and stress management. Nadia is an award winning licensed acupuncturist that has been successfully treating patients in Eastlake Chula Vista for nearly 10 years."
(858) 384-4558
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"Eastlake Acupuncture offers unparalleled expertise in the fields of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Nadia Ayadi LAc provides a truly unique and powerful healing experience to her clients. By combining advanced acupuncture techniques, infrared heat therapy and medical massage, she promotes natural health and wellness while specializing in the treatment of pain related disorders, athletic injuries and stress management. Nadia is an award winning licensed acupuncturist that has been successfully treating patients in Eastlake Chula Vista for nearly 10 years."
Lars Nielsen, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc, DiplOM
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Escondido, California 92025
"At Harmony Community Wellness Center, our mission is to provide affordable, high quality acupuncture to the North County community. We do this by offering individualized treatments in a quiet, open community setting. We ask you to decide what you can afford on a sliding scale ($20-40). We want you to come often enough to really be able to get better and stay better, and the sliding scale is our way of helping you make that commitment. There is an additional $10 paperwork fee for your first appointment."
(760) 349-6596
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Escondido, California 92025
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"At Harmony Community Wellness Center, our mission is to provide affordable, high quality acupuncture to the North County community. We do this by offering individualized treatments in a quiet, open community setting. We ask you to decide what you can afford on a sliding scale ($20-40). We want you to come often enough to really be able to get better and stay better, and the sliding scale is our way of helping you make that commitment. There is an additional $10 paperwork fee for your first appointment."
Toan Truong, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, DAOM, LAc
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San Diego, California 92115
"Growing up in Vietnam and influenced by the culture of Asia, I began absorbing in acupuncture and herbal medicine in my childhood. I earned my Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1996 and have been in private practice ever since. Since 2008 I have been awarded the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where I taught and supervised with strict traditional standards balanced with large dosages of humor."
(619) 312-6073
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San Diego, California 92115
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"Growing up in Vietnam and influenced by the culture of Asia, I began absorbing in acupuncture and herbal medicine in my childhood. I earned my Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 1996 and have been in private practice ever since. Since 2008 I have been awarded the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where I taught and supervised with strict traditional standards balanced with large dosages of humor."
Jackie Bensinger, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc
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San Diego, California 92117
"Practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine for over 20 years has given me the opportunity to address a wide range of conditions from the common cold to immune related disorders. As well, I can see that in most cases nutrition and lifestyle have a significant impact on the number of treatments necessary to correct the issue. I welcome patients that are open to making changes in these areas that will assist their care and lead them toward a state of health and wellness."
(858) 943-0571
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San Diego, California 92117
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"Practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine for over 20 years has given me the opportunity to address a wide range of conditions from the common cold to immune related disorders. As well, I can see that in most cases nutrition and lifestyle have a significant impact on the number of treatments necessary to correct the issue. I welcome patients that are open to making changes in these areas that will assist their care and lead them toward a state of health and wellness."
Acupuncture Wellness Center, Alison Schaeffer, LAc, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc
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San Diego, California 92101
"At the Acupuncture Wellness Center, we practice a 5000-year old medical system that diagnoses each person based on his or her constitution and treats the person, not the disease. Through clearing disharmonies and restoring balance in the body, we help people to regain their vitality and achieve their wellness goals."
(619) 304-5261
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San Diego, California 92101
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"At the Acupuncture Wellness Center, we practice a 5000-year old medical system that diagnoses each person based on his or her constitution and treats the person, not the disease. Through clearing disharmonies and restoring balance in the body, we help people to regain their vitality and achieve their wellness goals."
Karen Zekhaya Hershman, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc, DiplAc
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Escondido, California 92026
"Are you tired of your pain? Are your emotions overwhelming? I will not only relieve your symptoms, but to get to the root of the problem, a crucial component to health and lasting relief. Working together, you will feel more connected to your body and empowered to take control of your health. I use a very gentle style of needling and thorough assessments for the best possible results. Your body has an innate vitality, let's access it so you can thrive!"
(760) 670-2884
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Escondido, California 92026
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"Are you tired of your pain? Are your emotions overwhelming? I will not only relieve your symptoms, but to get to the root of the problem, a crucial component to health and lasting relief. Working together, you will feel more connected to your body and empowered to take control of your health. I use a very gentle style of needling and thorough assessments for the best possible results. Your body has an innate vitality, let's access it so you can thrive!"
Ann Michelle Casco, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc
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Carlsbad, California 92010
"My goal is to help benefit people through the use of Alternative Medicine to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. I attempt to listen to my patients needs, get them as relaxed and comfortable as possible, and help guide them into healing. I am humbled by the humans capacity to heal."
(619) 632-4174
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Carlsbad, California 92010
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"My goal is to help benefit people through the use of Alternative Medicine to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. I attempt to listen to my patients needs, get them as relaxed and comfortable as possible, and help guide them into healing. I am humbled by the humans capacity to heal."
Rachel Riba, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, MSTOM, L.Ac.
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San Diego, California 92123
"As a Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Herbalist, and Nutrition Educator, Rachel is a General Practitioner focused on treating with a gentle hand and sharing knowledge to bring you to a better state of wellness, empowerment and sustainability. With experience in treating a many conditions, she continues to explore Chinese medicine with special interest in stress and anxiety reduction, orthopedic and digestive complaints, fibromyalgia, and migraines. Rachel enjoys all patients, including children and older adults, and has clinical experience at UCSD Moore’s Cancer Center, UCSD Free Seniors Clinic, and UCSD RIMAC Sports Center."
(619) 304-5805
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San Diego, California 92123
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"As a Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Herbalist, and Nutrition Educator, Rachel is a General Practitioner focused on treating with a gentle hand and sharing knowledge to bring you to a better state of wellness, empowerment and sustainability. With experience in treating a many conditions, she continues to explore Chinese medicine with special interest in stress and anxiety reduction, orthopedic and digestive complaints, fibromyalgia, and migraines. Rachel enjoys all patients, including children and older adults, and has clinical experience at UCSD Moore’s Cancer Center, UCSD Free Seniors Clinic, and UCSD RIMAC Sports Center."
Wendi Miyashiro, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, MSTOM, LAc
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San Diego, California 92123
"Hello and welcome! I am a California state board licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. I deliver high quality treatments to help the San Diego community achieve their health care needs. Whether you are suffering from pain, a chronic condition, or need help losing weight, I encourage you to experience the powerful and life changing benefits of Chinese Medicine."
(858) 779-4917
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San Diego, California 92123
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"Hello and welcome! I am a California state board licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. I deliver high quality treatments to help the San Diego community achieve their health care needs. Whether you are suffering from pain, a chronic condition, or need help losing weight, I encourage you to experience the powerful and life changing benefits of Chinese Medicine."
Alison Shannon Reid-Bretell, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc
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Encinitas, California 92024
"In my professional experience as an acupuncturist I have had the privilege of getting to know some really wonderful people. Each patient brings their unique health challenges which provide us both with the opportunity to learn what it means to be truly ALIVE! While no one wants to experience pain or illness, at some time or another we each may have a need for care or to be cared for. This is the best time to make smart choices for your health. Whether you have a simple ache or pain or something much more complex, I'm confident acupuncture can help."
(760) 332-8998
Verified
Encinitas, California 92024
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"In my professional experience as an acupuncturist I have had the privilege of getting to know some really wonderful people. Each patient brings their unique health challenges which provide us both with the opportunity to learn what it means to be truly ALIVE! While no one wants to experience pain or illness, at some time or another we each may have a need for care or to be cared for. This is the best time to make smart choices for your health. Whether you have a simple ache or pain or something much more complex, I'm confident acupuncture can help."
Carl M Balingit, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc
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San Diego, California 92103
"Carl M Balingit provides acupuncture for pain relief, stress, digestive disorders, headaches, reproductive health, and chronic diseases. He is a former engineer. His traditional Chinese perspective on health is balanced with an engineering and scientific mindset in his application of Chinese medicine."
(619) 378-4190
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San Diego, California 92103
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"Carl M Balingit provides acupuncture for pain relief, stress, digestive disorders, headaches, reproductive health, and chronic diseases. He is a former engineer. His traditional Chinese perspective on health is balanced with an engineering and scientific mindset in his application of Chinese medicine."
AIM Wellness Center, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc, DACM
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"AIM Wellness Center is focused on natural integrative treatments to address women's health and mental & emotional health issues. We partner with you to create a wellness care plan to address your health goals. We use acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, nutrition and mind body treatments to address your goals."
(442) 242-6875
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"AIM Wellness Center is focused on natural integrative treatments to address women's health and mental & emotional health issues. We partner with you to create a wellness care plan to address your health goals. We use acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, nutrition and mind body treatments to address your goals."
Dwayne Chih Kuo Lee, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc
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Del Mar, California 92014
"Dwayne Lee is board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese herbology and has been practicing in North County San Diego since 2005. Dwayne earned his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego with extended study and grand rounds at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has completed advanced training in Classical Chinese and Japanese-style Acupuncture as well as Tung Meridian Acupuncture for pain management and ZHU scalp Acupuncture to target neurological disorders."
(858) 386-7805
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Del Mar, California 92014
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"Dwayne Lee is board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese herbology and has been practicing in North County San Diego since 2005. Dwayne earned his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego with extended study and grand rounds at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has completed advanced training in Classical Chinese and Japanese-style Acupuncture as well as Tung Meridian Acupuncture for pain management and ZHU scalp Acupuncture to target neurological disorders."
Sally H Adams, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, RN, LAc, MTCM
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Vista, California 92084
"As a medical practitioner who has been in the health care profession for 30 years, I bring to my acupuncture practice both western and holistic medical experience providing a safe and balanced approach to the needs of my clients. My goal is to help facilitate your natural healing process with customized acupuncture treatments and health counseling unique to your needs. Come prepared to enjoy a deep level of relaxation in the hands of a skilled professional while resting in a comfortable, quiet healing atmosphere."
(760) 530-4744
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Vista, California 92084
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"As a medical practitioner who has been in the health care profession for 30 years, I bring to my acupuncture practice both western and holistic medical experience providing a safe and balanced approach to the needs of my clients. My goal is to help facilitate your natural healing process with customized acupuncture treatments and health counseling unique to your needs. Come prepared to enjoy a deep level of relaxation in the hands of a skilled professional while resting in a comfortable, quiet healing atmosphere."
Rick Peterson, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc, MSTOM
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Carlsbad, California 92009
"I provide a holistic approach to wellness and take into consideration all aspects of health to make a proper diagnosis. In doing this I ensure that I treat the root cause of any symptom or disease. Symptoms shouldn't be distorted by medications but treated based on a persons individual needs and underlying imbalances to naturally create wellness. Stress can be a major factor in the development of disease as well as an aggravating factor that worsens virtually all conditions. I have several stress reducing techniques that I incorporate into my treatments that have proven extremely beneficial to reduce symptoms and improve health."
(760) 452-8244
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Carlsbad, California 92009
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"I provide a holistic approach to wellness and take into consideration all aspects of health to make a proper diagnosis. In doing this I ensure that I treat the root cause of any symptom or disease. Symptoms shouldn't be distorted by medications but treated based on a persons individual needs and underlying imbalances to naturally create wellness. Stress can be a major factor in the development of disease as well as an aggravating factor that worsens virtually all conditions. I have several stress reducing techniques that I incorporate into my treatments that have proven extremely beneficial to reduce symptoms and improve health."
Courtney Sung Il Joo O'Brien, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, L.Ac, NCCAOM, Dipl.OM, C.L.C.
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San Diego, California 92121
"I love to help patients who are struggling with infertility, fibromyalgia and chronic pain. If you are feeling frustrated and stuck and are looking to create positive changes in your health and fertility, I understand. I believe that the whole person needs to be addressed to affect positive changes in ones overall health, which leads to less pain, restriction, and enhanced fertility. By looking more deeply into the root causes of your condition or fertility challenge, we can work together to find helpful, holistic solutions that promote healing, greater health and fertility."
(858) 914-2541
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San Diego, California 92121
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"I love to help patients who are struggling with infertility, fibromyalgia and chronic pain. If you are feeling frustrated and stuck and are looking to create positive changes in your health and fertility, I understand. I believe that the whole person needs to be addressed to affect positive changes in ones overall health, which leads to less pain, restriction, and enhanced fertility. By looking more deeply into the root causes of your condition or fertility challenge, we can work together to find helpful, holistic solutions that promote healing, greater health and fertility."
MAC Acupuncture, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc, DOM
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San Diego, California 92111
"MAC ACUPUNCTURE, our clinic mainly treats Pains (Neck and Shoulder pain, Low back pain, Sciatica, Migraine, Knee pain, Trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ, Carpal tunnel, Ankle sprain), Sports Injuries, Bell's Palsy, Colon health ( IBS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, SIBO), and Mental health( Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Mood swings). Dr. Cho took 200 hours pain management class at MBR academy. Dr. Cho is certified sports medicine acupuncture by SMAC . Also, our treatments focus on Yin and Yang balance. It can help to relieve your Pain, remove Toxins and rejuvenate your Face."
(858) 281-2357
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San Diego, California 92111
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"MAC ACUPUNCTURE, our clinic mainly treats Pains (Neck and Shoulder pain, Low back pain, Sciatica, Migraine, Knee pain, Trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ, Carpal tunnel, Ankle sprain), Sports Injuries, Bell's Palsy, Colon health ( IBS, Leaky Gut Syndrome, SIBO), and Mental health( Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Mood swings). Dr. Cho took 200 hours pain management class at MBR academy. Dr. Cho is certified sports medicine acupuncture by SMAC . Also, our treatments focus on Yin and Yang balance. It can help to relieve your Pain, remove Toxins and rejuvenate your Face."
Jackie C. Bensinger, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, LAc
San Diego, California 92117
"For over twenty years I have been blessed to have a family practice in San Diegwhere I work with patients of all ages. More and more clients are becoming aware that energetic medicine, herbs, relaxation and meditation are among the best valued tools to assist them in their healing process. Many clients that come to my office have tried other methods to get well and nothing has worked. Although most people get acupuncture for the treatment of pain, I frequently address issues from insomnia and anxiety to infertility and asthma. I also assist patients to select the appropriate diet, exercise, lifestyle changes for their well-being ."
(858) 505-9444
San Diego, California 92117
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"For over twenty years I have been blessed to have a family practice in San Diegwhere I work with patients of all ages. More and more clients are becoming aware that energetic medicine, herbs, relaxation and meditation are among the best valued tools to assist them in their healing process. Many clients that come to my office have tried other methods to get well and nothing has worked. Although most people get acupuncture for the treatment of pain, I frequently address issues from insomnia and anxiety to infertility and asthma. I also assist patients to select the appropriate diet, exercise, lifestyle changes for their well-being ."
Marya Badiei, Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist, L.Ac.
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San Diego, California 92108
"I'm a Classical Chinese practitioner, energy healer, nutrition and detox coach. I offer compassionate, integrative & effective women's health care, specializing in hormone balance, fertility, postpartum, pre and post menopause, digestive disorders and pediatrics. I believe that healing is never just about our physical bodies, it's about learning to thrive again. I use an integrative approach of Chinese medicine and functional medicine to get to the root cause of your condition and promote lasting wellness. "
(858) 879-3419
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San Diego, California 92108
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"I'm a Classical Chinese practitioner, energy healer, nutrition and detox coach. I offer compassionate, integrative & effective women's health care, specializing in hormone balance, fertility, postpartum, pre and post menopause, digestive disorders and pediatrics. I believe that healing is never just about our physical bodies, it's about learning to thrive again. I use an integrative approach of Chinese medicine and functional medicine to get to the root cause of your condition and promote lasting wellness. "
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Acupuncture in San Diego County - 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. San Diego County 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.

'Accupuncture' and 'Accupuncturist' are common mis-spellings.
Credentials for San Diego County licensed acupuncturists?
A licensed acupuncturist in San Diego County 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).