Columbus Acupuncture LLC, located in Columbus Indiana, is committed to providing the highest quality health care by utilizing only fully licensed acupuncturists.


Because Acupuncture promotes and restores balance between the different systems of the body, the benefits extend to a wide variety of conditions.


Different Types Of Acupuncturist

 

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

This license designates a practitioner who is NCCAOM certified and has completed a 3-4 year (4,000 hour) acupuncture program. The practitioner’s scope of practice is unlimited within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Professional Acupuncturist (DC, DDS, DPM)
This license is reserved for chiropractor, dentists, and podiatrists with 200 hours of training in acupuncture. It is dependent on the chiropractic, dental, or podiatric license. The practitioner’s scope of practice is limited to the back, teeth and jaws, and feet, respectively.

NADA Detox Specialist (ADS)
This specialist attends a 75 hour course focusing on auricular (ear) acupuncture to treat addictions and works under the supervision of a medical doctor.

Medical Acupuncture (MD)
Medical doctors do not need any additional license to practice acupuncture. A 300 hour course is recommended, but some MD’s attend a 3-4 year acupuncture school.

Research Update: Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

A study published in the British Medical Journal examined how acupuncture can be beneficial for low back pain. The researchers split 241 people into two groups. One group received acupuncture treatments and the other group only received conventional treatments for pain. Over the course of the two-year study, researchers found that those participants receiving acupuncture reported their pain levels were

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Extraordinary Vessel – Du Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine also treat deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. If you think of the primary acupuncture meridian as rivers of energy and blood within the body, then the Extraordinary Vessels are deep lakes. They act

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Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these

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