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 has completed a 3-4 year acupuncture program, and maintains an active national certification from the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). The practitioner’s scope of practice is unlimited within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

*Ongoing continuing education courses are required to maintain active status by the NCCAOM

Professional Acupuncturist (DC, DDS, DPM)
This license is reserved for chiropractors, dentists, and podiatrists with 200 hours of training in acupuncture. And is dependent on a chiropractic, dental, or podiatric license. The practitioner’s scope of practice is limited to the practitioner’s respective license. (for example; chiropractors are limited to chiropractic care, dentists are limited to dental care, and podiatrists are limited to podiatry care).

*This license does not require any acupuncture continuing education.

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.

*This license does not require any acupuncture continuing education.

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.

The Flu & You – How Can TCM Help?

Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.

Even though germs, bacteria,

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and

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Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and

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