Most people are not aware that in the State of Florida, acupuncturists are primary care physicians by Fl statute 457.102….yes, and we can send out for lab tests. Acupuncturists are required to have a Master’s degree to get licensure in Florida and can take further training earning a Doctorate degree. I had to do 3200 hours of study including 900 hours of supervised clinical training, and I had to pass three national exams to get licensure in Florida. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as proven effective by controlled trials for 25 conditions including:

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Biliary colic
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Dysmenorrhoea, primary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Headache
Hypertension, essential
Hypotension, primary
Induction of labour
Knee pain
Leukopenia
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Renal colic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sciatica
Sprain
Stroke
Tennis elbow

To see more conditions that acupuncture is effective for click on the following link: http://digicollection.org/hss/en/d/Js4926e/5.html

Acupuncturists use the body as a diagnostic tool….the body does not lie. Your symptoms give acupuncturists the information they need to help you get and stay well. You will not only feel well, you will be healthy, because we don’t cover your symptoms with medication we get you back to a healthy place.

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