ARE ACUPUNCTURISTS LEGITIMATE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS?
Licensing and Education In Vermont, as in most states, acupuncture practitioners must be licensed. To obtain a license, acupuncturists must possess a Masters degree in either Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine from an accredited college or university. Masters degree programs for acupuncturists take three to four years to complete, and students are required to demonstrate proficiency in both a classroom setting and in a clinical environment in order to graduate. In addition, to be licensed all acupuncturists must pass board exams in Eastern and Western medicine.
Our Resident Acupuncturist Marni Adhikari of Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist. She received her Masters in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2009, and was board certified in 2010. She maintains her board certification, which must be renewed every four years, through continuing education classes.
Looking for a qualified acupuncturist somewhere else? If you're interested in finding a board certified acupuncturist in another area, you can search the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine website at nccaom.org. If you'd like to find a practitioner with similar training to Marni Adhikari of Wisdom Traditions Acupuncture, you can search the alumni database at the Maryland University for Integrative Health.