Japanese Shakuju Acupuncture
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 acupuncture and moxa therapy based on the concept of Qi.
Dr. Shoji Kobayashi, a distinguished world practitioner of acupuncture who developed Shakuju Therapy in Japan over 50 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. I received my certification in 2011 and recently received glowing accolades from Master Kobasyashi Sensei highly recommending me as a practitoiner of SJT after observations and training in Japan and the US over the past 15 years.
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.