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Finding a reputable acupuncturist

Different types of medical acupuncturists

Daniel Mazanec, MD, FACP, FACR, Associate Director, Center for Spine Health Cleveland Clinic, discusses medical acupuncture, the different training programs in the US and how to interpret the qualifications of a medical acupuncturist.

Summary:
Acupuncture some states have credentialing boards with specific requirements for medical acupuncturists. It is usually clear within 5-10 treatments if acupuncture is going to be effective in managing pain.

References and Resources:
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