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Certifications & Specializations

L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist)

The term used to describe a health care practitioner who has completed at minimum a Master’s degree in Acupuncture (at least 2300 contact hours), or a Master’s in Oriental Medicine (3000 contact hours). Certain other medical practitioners such as Medical doctors and chiropractors can become certified acupuncturists with only 100 hours of training. Acupuncturists are required to be licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Board. In order to qualify for licensure practitioners must pass the NCCAOM board exams and complete required continuing education to maintain certification and licensure.

 

MaOM (Master’s in Oriental Medicine)

This indicates that an individual has completed not only the Master’s of Acupuncture but also additional training in Chinese herbal medicine, which indicates at least 3000 contact hours at an accredited university as opposed to the 2300 required for acupuncture alone.

 

FABORM (Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive)

Someone who has completed the continuing education requirements and examination process to be part of the ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine), which signifies a high level of education and specialization in the field of Reproductive medicine.

 

ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine)

This organization was formed by leading professionals in Oriental Reproductive Medicine who have come together voluntarily with a resolve to meet the patient and physician demand for a demonstration of knowledge of care in this field. We have recognized the need for a certification to maintain that practitioners who are treating patients with Oriental Medicine in the field of Reproductive Health are doing so with an advanced knowledge and experience, and to allow practitioners to demonstrate their knowledge through the process of voluntary examination.

 

FABORM (Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive)

Someone who has completed the continuing education requirements and examination process to be part of the ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine), which signifies a high level of education and specialization in the field of Reproductive medicine.

 

NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

Assesses and promotes recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public. Administers board exams and  oversees recertification and continuing education standards.

 

LICENSED by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice  

Acupuncturists are required to be licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Board. In order to quality for licensure practitioners must pass the NCCAOM  board exams and complete required continuing education to maintain certification and licensure.

 

AOBTA (The American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia)
Professional association of practitioners of Bodywork Therapies of Asia that administers examination and certification to maintain a high level of professionalism and quality within the profession. For professional level membership, you must have completed a 500 hour curriculum.