Do you know...
The difference between a Board Certified Acupuncturist and a Medical Acupuncturist?
Medical acupuncture was created for certain health practitioners [medical doctors (MD), chiropractors (DC), osteopaths (DO), dentists (DDS)] that are not required the lengthy study that licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.) take. In fact, some of these courses only require 100 hours of acupuncture study!
In addition to a Master's level education (3000+ hours), a Board Certified Acupuncturist (Dipl. Ac.) must pass 4 seperate board examinations, including Western Bio-Medicine, to become certified by the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Make sure the acupuncture physician you see is board certified! See the "Links" page for the website of the NCCAOM and click on "Find a Practitioner."
For more information on medical acupuncture, see the link for "medical acupuncture facts". You wouldn't take your car to a plumber so why get acupuncture anywhere other than from a certified acupuncturist?!?
Do you know...
What acupuncture can treat? Think it's only good for pain? Think again.
According to the World Health Organization, the are over 100 diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture. These include, but are not limited to:
Adverse reaction to radiation /chemotherapy
Allergic Rhinitis (including hay fever)
Dental Pain (including TMJ)
Depression / Anxiety
Dysentery / Diarrhea
Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
Epigastralgia (peptic ulcer, gastritis, gastrospasm)
Headache (including migraines)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Hypotension (low blood pressure)
Low Back Pain
Nausea and Vomiting (including Morning Sickness)
Periarthritis of the Shoulder
For a complete list, contact Dr. John.