Acupuncturists treat health disorders and their symptoms through the use of needles. They review patients' medical histories and physicians' diagnoses to determine the symptoms and disorders to be treated. Then, using their knowledge of body locations connected with certain symptoms and disorders, they mechanically, thermally, or electrically stimulate these areas with needles.
- Must be a graduate of an acupuncture school that is approved by the National Accreditation Commission for Schools and Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and offers a course of at least 1,000 hours of entry-level training in recognized branches of acupuncture or an equivalent curriculum approved by the board.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must meet the requirements for and pass the examination prepared and administered by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Licenses expire on October 31 of each year, and may be renewed upon payment of a fee.
For more details contact:
Montana Board of Medical Examiners
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
In Montana, there are 128 licensed acupuncturists in this is a very small occupation.
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