If you're looking for an acupuncturist or herbalist,
you're on the right track. Here are 14 websites to help
you find one.
Jump to your interest:
The best one-size-fits-all resource
is the national
Acupuncturists United States
If you're in the United States, then you
have a number of options... here are the national ones... I've
ranked them best to worst in terms of ease of use, number
of acupuncturists, and likelihood of up-to-date info.
Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Search by acupuncture, herbology, or asian bodywork therapy
a number of other search criteria are available
8000 of the 15,000 or so U.S. acupuncturists are listed. This
is the official national licensing body.
Today Acupuncturist Locator
They say it's the most complete, and it probably is since they
mail to them all every month
however they also list Chiropractors
and MD's who practice acupuncture
who knows if those just
had 100 hours or 3500 hours of training. My advice: if you use
this one, go with an L.Ac./R.Ac./D.Ac., etc.
Association for Oriental Medicine
Browse by state
Browse international and U.S. listings from the original
founder of Acupuncture.com, Al Stone L.Ac.
Referrals - Not the biggest list, but they have email addresses
and website links.
Very small, but it does have email addresses, if that's important
Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Medical Acupuncture means acupuncture practiced by an MD, DO,
or Chiropractor. As I said above, most MD's that practice acupuncture
have less than 200 hours of training, only treat pain, and
only learn point location; they don't learn any even the
basic theories of acupuncture that make for more effective treatments...
so I would suggest this ONLY if you cannot find an L.Ac./R.Ac.
in your area, or you really think you'd only be comfortable
with an MD.
Acupunturists United States by State
Here are the U.S. state-oriented databases:
Internationally, a number of countries have
their own resources:
If you're looking for a veterinary acupuncturist,
that narrows it down quite a bit. There are 2 American ones,
an International one:
Did I miss one? Let