What’s the Difference Between a Licensed Acupuncturist and a Physician That Does Acupuncture?

There is a big difference. A licensed acupuncturist has at least 3, 000 hours of training in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and completely understands the levels of sophistication of Chinese Medicine, and is well equipped to treat any problem using Chinese Medicine. A physician that does acupuncture is not a licensed acupuncture, but is certified…


Does acupuncture hurt?

If you’ve never had acupuncture this is an obvious question to ask. However acupuncture needles are extremely fine and usually you will just feel a sensation like a mosquito bite as the needle is inserted. The sensation does vary depending on where the needles are inserted but very few people say acupuncture hurts. They are usually more concerned about whether acupuncture will work for them and whether the needles are clean (acupuncture needles are single-use disposables).