Acupuncture Studies in Pennsylvania - PA
Acupuncture studies in Pennsylvania have determined that acupuncture is an important component of regular health care. According to Jason Rinker, a board certified acupuncturist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, claims there are eight million Americans who have benefited from acupuncture. Medical doctors send their patients to acupuncturists on a referral basis more than other “alternative” medical practitioners, and more than half of the medical doctors believe acupuncture is a viable and valuable treatment. Because acupuncture is considered a viable treatment for medical conditions, training must be rigorous.
Acupuncture training in Pennsylvania starts with a program from a nationally accredited school. The requirements are specific and must be met in order to qualify for a state license. You are required to complete an acupuncture program from an accredited organization that includes a course in needle sterilization techniques. You must complete two academic years of acupuncture training along with two academic years of a college level educational program. After you graduate from your program, you will need to pass a national and state board exam offered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). The governing board for acupuncturists in Pennsylvania is the Board of Osteopathic Examiners/Board of Medical Examiners. Their contact information is:
Board of Osteopathic Examiners/Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105