PennsylvaniaThere are 282 Acupuncturists practicing in Pennsylvania
Ms. Gina Bittner
Board of Osteopathic Examiners/Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105
Eligibility Requirements: Graduates of U.S. programs must show two academic years of acupuncture training plus two academic years of a college level educational program.
Examination Requirements: NCCAOM certification accepted. A new law passed in 2002 now states that acupuncturists do not have to be directly supervised by a medical doctor. However, a referral is necessary and must be in the form of a medical exam regarding the condition of the patient. Doctors can therefore limit the number of treatments they feel necessary. The new law also increased the scope of practice to include tui-na, massage, herbs and moxibustion, which previously weren't allowed.
MD's can practice acupuncture provided they complete a 200 hour CEU training program (I hate the AMA).