WHAT IS AN ACUPUNCTURIST ALLOWED TO DO?
A. An acupuncturist is allowed to engage in the practice of acupuncture, electroacupuncture, perform or prescribe the use of oriental massage, acupressure, moxibustion, cupping, breathing techniques, exercise, heat, cold, magnets, nutrition, diet, herbs, plant, animal, and mineral products, and dietary supplements to promote, maintain, and restore health pursuant to Business & Professions Code Section 4937.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
A. Needles are sterile, generally cause no bleeding upon entry or removal, with little or no pain being felt; however, slight bruising may be experienced on occasion. The number of treatments necessary will depend upon your condition, if your symptoms are chronic or acute and your health in general. The needles may vary in size, depending upon your condition and the course of treatment prescribed. In addition to needling your treatment may also include a variety of non-needling techniques such as moxibustion (heat), acupressure, herbal formulas, etc. One advantage of acupuncture treatment is the absence of serious side effects which may result from the use of prescription drugs.
Graduate of MATCM GRADUATE education in 2010. YoSan Inspiring the Next Generation in Integrative Medicine Located in sunny Los Angeles, Yo San University is a place dedicated to your personal growth and to your education as an integrative Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. Our students attain a level of excellence and professionalism unparalleled in the field. Drs. Dao and Mao are internationally-known and respected TCM practitioners. Their private practice, the Tao of Wellness based in Santa Monica, CA, is one of the largest practices in the country. They established Yo San University as a pledge to pass on the teachings of their father, grandfather and ancient teachers of Chinese medicine to future generations—to provide students with a place of learning based on the guiding principles of Taoism, where each may explore his or her own spiritual growth as an integral part of learning the healing arts.
Became a Diplomate in 2013 .... A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine is a practitioner who is certified by the NCCAOM. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. National board certification in Oriental medicine has been the mark of excellence in AOM since the inception of the Oriental Medicine Certification Program in 2003. Every certified NCCAOM Diplomate must abide by the NCCAOM® Code of Ethics.