Traditional Chinese Medicine and Licensted Acupuncturist Qualifications
Finding a qualified practitioner
Choose a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) carefully.
Over 40 states, including Nebraska and Iowa, have statutes setting standards for the practice of acupuncture by professional Licensed Acupuncturist * (L.Ac.s).
Nebraska statutes require professionals bearing this title to have 3 to 4 years of specialized education in acupuncture (acupuncture study is a 3 year graduate level program, Oriental medicine is a 4 year graduate level program) and to be board certified by the NCCOAOM, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, which sets the highest standards for training and examination in the field.
Licensed acupuncturists in Nebraska & Iowa are regulated and licensed by their respective Boards of Medical Examiners.
For the highest standards of acupuncture training, look for a professional with the credentials 'L.Ac.' and NCCAOM board certification.
* In Nebraska, some health professionals already licensed to practice medicine, are not required to become additionally licensed to practice acupuncture. While medical practitioners are indispensable in their fields, the terms 'medical acupuncture' or 'chiropractic acupuncture' are misnomers, denoting an abbreviated approach to acupuncture, performed with comparatively little training.
Dunning Acupuncture and Massage
Joel E. Dunning, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Herb.
Master Degree of Acupuncture
1020 S. 78 Street (NW Corner of 78th & Pacific)
Omaha, NE 68154
www.PinpointMedicine.com l TCM.Acupuncture@yahoo.com