dcsimg

Acupuncture Schools

Acupuncture, the use of needles and herbs to assist the body in freeing itself from disease, illness, and pain, has been in practice for the last 3,000 years in Eastern and Chinese medicine. Practitioners of this skill insert needles into hundreds of points of the body that lie along energy meridians, releasing blockages of energy and blood. Often, the treatment is combined with the use of herbs created using natural elements from plants and animals that assist the body in maintaining the balance of energy (or chi) as corrected by the needle treatments. The National Institutes of Health report that some 4 million Americans receive acupuncture.

Acupuncture Schools and Careers

Students preparing for a career in acupuncture traditionally attend Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine across the United States, completing programs that last between three and four years, leading to the designation of master's or a Doctor of Acupuncture. Entry requirements vary by acupuncture school, and many require applications to hold a bachelor's degree or two-year college degree. Most states require acupuncturists to be licensed by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Salaries for gradates of acupuncture schools vary widely based on the state or city in which they practice. Many acupuncturists are self-employed and can set their own rates, which can range from $40 to $70 per hour, according to the American Association of Oriental Medicine.

Learn more about becoming an acupuncturist:

Campus Type : Zip Code :
Acupuncture Schools
The College Network

Start your nursing career with The College Network. Earn your NLNAC/CCNE accredited nursing degree online from one of our partner universities: Regis University, Indiana State University, Angelo State University and more at half the cost and time of traditional universities with no campus attendance, no wait list and local clinicals.

collegenetwork
Matching School Ads