Acupuncture Studies in Oklahoma - OK
Acupuncture training in Oklahoma is only applicable to licensed physicians, osteopaths, or chiropractors. Acupuncture is considered within the scope of the medical doctor’s practice and doesn’t require specific training or registration. A chiropractor requires additional training if they practice acupuncture and can register with the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. The board will record the certification you received from school, but it does not certify “the practice” of acupuncture.
While there isn’t a specific requirement for training, doctors may choose to participate in a specialized training program just as a chiropractor would. The basic training in acupuncture consists of a 10-month program that includes a 50-hour clinic internship. The intermediate course is 90 contact hours, and the intern program consists of a total 390 hours, qualifying you as a Fellow of The American Academy of Practical Acupuncture ( FAAPA). If you need internship opportunities, check with facilities such as the Oklahoma State University Medical Center and other similar organizations.
For more information contact the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision:
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
5104 N. Francis Ave., Suite C
Oklahoma City, OK 73118-6020