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Field of Study: Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Things to know

For your clinical internship, you need to have liability insurance. You're also expected to pay for your transportation, uniforms and instruments.

If you plan to open your own business, classes in small business administration can be helpful.

Graduating from an accredited acupuncture program qualifies you to sit for the national certification exam.

In many states, you need to be licensed to practice acupuncture. In some of those states, national certification is sufficient. In other states, certification is a necessary step to taking a state licensing exam.

You may also see the term traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Although the theories of oriental medicine started in China several thousand years ago, developments also occurred in Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. Thus, the term oriental medicine sometimes replaces Chinese medicine.


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