There is a rigorous national board examination that has to be passed before an acupuncturist can apply for licensure...
And acupuncturists must complete 60 hours of continuing education every four years to maintain their license.
Acupuncturists in the state of Oregon are licensed by the medical board…This is the same board that licenses physicians.
Most acupuncturists have a general practice and see patients for many of the same things that doctors do….
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be either a complement or an alternative to western medicine.