Practitioners whose education focus is in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine receive approximately 80% of their training in this field and undergo an extensive clinical internship averaging 3 years. Other healthcare practitioners may use acupuncture, which is one of the many therapies of Oriental Medicine, as an adjunct to their primary practice. While all of these practitioners also have training in western medical sciences, this chart is designed to illustrate the caring levels of acupuncture training generally undertaken by healthcare professionals.
For national standards see www.nccaom.org
For a list of licensed acupuncture see www.acufinder.com