How long have you trained in acupuncture and where did you go to school?
yvette f. asked on Nov 13, 2012
Good Needles has been open since 2004. Jennie Hammett, L.Ac. went to school at Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in San Francisco, CA and graduated in 2000. Tina Laue, L.Ac. attended the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in downtown Denver and graduated in 2003. Acupuncture training requires that you have at least half of your undergraduate work completed. You finish your undergraduate work in sciences and anatomy and basic Chinese Medicine courses and then work at a Master's level with supervised student clinic work and more advanced diagnosis and case studies. After graduation, you take state board exams in order to be licensed as a Licensed Acupuncturist or L.Ac. Generally L.Ac.'s have about 2,800 hours of training, then pass their state boards. We also are required to get malpractice insurance and to register with DORA, the Department of Regulatory Agencies. Ongoing Continuing Education Credits are usually taken, as well as your clinical experience growing.
Tina L. from Merchant replied on Nov 13, 2012