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Can you tell me how to get a degree in acupuncture?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
If you are already: a physician you can obtain additional training to become a 'medical acupuncturist'. This is usually about 300 hours of training. Acupuncture is taught as a part of a number of master's programs and as part of doctorate in Traditional Chinese medicine.
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Dr. Ilana Newman
Palliative Care 28 years experience
Oriental Med School: If you are not a medical doctor, you would have to enroll in an Oriental Medical School program after completing college. These are usually 4 year programs and most states require acupuncturists to take and pass a national board exam before they can be licensed to practice acupuncture.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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