Certified, Medical, Physician, other Acupuncturists
Physicians, chiropractors, naturopaths, podiatrists, physical therapists, and dentists, (sometimes listed as Certified in Acupuncture) generally have 72 to 300 hours of training in acupuncture and are not required to have a license in acupuncture to practice in CT. Some states prohibit anyone without a license in acupuncture to practice.
Training which is often comprised of home study, video tape lecture and/or in a few cases, weekend courses.
Minimal clinical experience in acupuncture or no actual hands on patient treatment before certification.
Not required to take any examination to prove competency in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Not required to take Clean Needle Technique examination.
Not required to regularly complete continuing education courses in acupuncture and oriental medicine.