Become An Acupuncturist!

Acupuncture School Graduation

Acupuncture is the coolest profession on earth!

It's like learning a secret science that has always existed, but reveals itself only to those who can prove themselves worthy and pure of heart.

Okay, that's not really true. But sometimes it feels like that! Learning Acupuncture and studying Oriental Medicine is a transformational process. Your first step to become an acupuncturists is to select one of the excellent accredited acupuncture colleges to receive proper training to practice acupuncture in the United States.

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Acupuncture schools have specific course requirements you need to fulfill in order attend. Generally speaking, if you have a 4-year college degree, you will most likely have met all the necessary pre-requisites. Many schools do not require an undergraduate degree, but each acupuncture college will need you to show certain credits in specific college level courses, like basic science, physiology, and psychology.

Every school is different, so ask for specific information about pre-requisites and have a copy of your undergraduate transcript ready to check. Don't despair if you are missing a few course credits. Often you will have time to take these courses at a community college or nearby university while your acupuncture school application process moves forward.

I attended the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) from 1997-2000 receiving a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. It is an intense program that offers a 3-year full time track or a part-time track that can vary from 4 to 6 years. Regardless of which acupuncture college you are investigating, I encourage you to give OCOM a thorough look.

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The Evolution of Acupuncture
in the United States

Did you know that acupuncture was not even legal in the state of California (which is currently the state with most practicing acupuncturists) until 1976?

Thirty-plus years is not very long for an entire health care system to establish itself and grow. Yet that is exactly what has happened and is happening.

You are at the forefront of an exciting and evolving profession.

New bills and laws are being passed yearly at the state and local levels. Some are in support of the holistic health care movement and others are an attempt to restrict our growth and influence.

Where the acupuncture profession goes is in large part up to us. You have the power to influence and strengthen the profession by becoming an acupuncturist.

Welcome aboard!

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