Acupuncture Studies in South Carolina - SC
The Acupuncture Act of South Carolina set standards for practicing acupuncture in South Carolina in 2005. It created a committee under the medical board and eliminated the need for medical doctors to refer patients or supervise the acupuncturist. It also created training standards on par with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) credential requirements.
Acupuncture training in South Carolina awards the student the following designation: Diplomate in Acupuncture, (NCCAOM). Training consists of a qualified educational program– Minimum 3 Yrs - 1905 hours total.
- Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture Theory 705 hours
- Clinic 660 hours
- Biomedicine 450 hours
- Counseling, Communications, Ethics, Practice Management 90 hours
The training you receive will give you skills in the principals and practices of acupuncture. Programs include a Masters degree in Five Element Acupuncture, and often incorporate the study of Chinese herbs. The program is typically 36 months long with the last 12 months dedicated to clinical internship.
For licensing information contact:
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 11289
Columbia, SC 29211