Diplomate of Acupuncture
A Diplomate of Acupuncture is an acupuncturist who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Acupuncture, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
California Acupuncture License
A licensed California Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) is licensed to practice in the state of California as an individual practicing acupuncture and subject to regulation and control as a primary health care professional.
Certified Teacher of Shakuju Therapy, Shakuju-kai, Japan
Shakuju Therapy is an acumoxa therapy based on the concept of Qi. Dr. Shoji Kobayashi, a world distinguished practitioner of acupuncture who developed Shakuju Therapy in Japan over 40 years ago, created a certification program for teachers. A written, practical and oral examination given by the Shakuju-kai Association of Japan certifies potential candidates.
Provider for CEU Courses, NCCAOM and California
PDA Providers represent a significant achievement and commitment to the professional development of Diplomates and the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession. The Providers are allowed to issue PDA (Points) CEU's to program participants.
Individuals licensees are the usual providers of CEU courses. To be an established continuing education provider, the content of the CE course must be relevant to the practice of acupuncture and be related to clinical matters, patient care and practice management.