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Find Acupuncture Schools in the US and Canada. Earning your professional license or certification as an acupuncturist is rewarding in many ways - one not only learns to heal others but also learns to heal self - spiritually, mentally and physically.

Laws for Acupuncture schools differ from state to state; therefore, acupuncture schools may present varied curricula and instructional guidelines. It is important for prospective students to review any necessary prerequisites, course requirements and governing regulations to determine which one of many acupuncture schools or universities may be right for them.

Because there are diverse theories of acupuncture, some acupuncture schools teach the 5-Element style of acupuncture as opposed to the more familiar TCM style. While some acupuncture schools have mandatory programs in Tai Chi, Tuina and/or Qigong, other acupuncture schools offer these fields of study as elective or supplementary courses.

Chinese medicine degree programs at acupuncture schools run approximately 3,000 hours and are specifically designed to teach potential healers the science and philosophy of acupuncture and Oriental medicine; and how to apply these natural healing methods in a practical healthcare setting.

Fundamentally, all aspects of traditional Oriental medicine are introduced in the first year of academic instruction. Typical classroom lessons in acupuncture schools are comprised of clinical case discussions; thus, deepening and widening the understanding of acutherapy.

Additional training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, anatomy, body therapies, biosciences and Tai Chi are part of the many in-depth studies that prepare the aspiring acupuncturist for clinical apprenticeship.

During the second year at acupuncture schools, classroom experience teaches in-depth philosophy of acupuncture practice, Oriental medicine and advanced needling techniques. Apprenticeship begins with licensed acupuncturists in a clinical setting. Third-year students in acupuncture schools begin practicing on patients as interns.

In addition to acupuncture and Oriental medicine degree programs, acupuncture schools also provide continuing education courses, certificate programs and advanced studies in moxibustion, cupping, auricular therapy, Tuina (Chinese medical massage), meridian therapy, herbology, Chinese medical language, and other TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) training.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in finding acupuncture schools, let professional training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore career school programs near you.

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