In most states a medical doctor can practice what is called “Medical Acupuncture” with a couple of hundred hours in a video course. And in others, Chiropractors and sometimes Podiatrists can practice with a 300 hour course. Compare this to the at least 1250 hour training with clinical practice and continuing education of a real Licensed Acupuncturist. Most real acupuncturists study considerably more: my Masters in Oriental Medicine took 4500 hours postgraduate and I have continuing education requirements that an MD or Chiropractor who needles does not. In some states a MD can practice “acupuncture” with no educational requirement!
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