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Distribution of licensed acupuncturists and educational institutions in the United States in early 2015   (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095496417300122)

Abstract

In recent decades, acupuncture has been used more widely and extensively in the United States (U.S.). However, there have been no national surveys or analyses reported in academic journals on the number of practicing or licensed acupuncturists. This study was conducted to identify the approximate number of licensed acupuncturists active in 2015. The Board of Acupuncture or Board of Medicine in each state or U.S. territory was contacted to collect data. Online license information searching was also performed in order to get accurate numbers of licensed acupuncturists for those states in which a board was unable to be contacted. The study found that the number of licensed acupuncturists in 2015 in the U.S. was 34,481. Of this, more than 50% were licensed in three states alone: California (32.39%), New York (11.89%) and Florida (7.06%). The number of licensed acupuncturists increased 23.30% and 52.09%, compared to the year 2009 (n = 27,965) and 2004 (n = 22,671), respectively; increasing about 1,266 per year. There were 62 and 10 accredited acupuncture institutions providing master and doctoral degrees, respectively. The West Coast comprised 51.39% of degree granting programs, while the East Coast comprised 29.17%; together the coastal states housed more than 80% of all programs, with the remainder sprinkled across the southern (9.72%), northern (8.33%), and the middle/central states (1.39%). Forty-four states and the District of Columbia regulated acupuncture practice by law at the time of data collection. Acupuncture continues to be a quickly growing profession in the U.S.

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J Integr Med. 2018 Jan;16(1):1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2017.12.003. Epub 2017 Dec 12.

Distribution of licensed acupuncturists and educational institutions in the United States in early 2015.

In recent decades, acupuncture has been used more widely and extensively in the United States (U.S.). However, there have been no national surveys or analyses reported in academic journals on the number of practicing or licensed acupuncturists. This study was conducted to identify the approximate number of licensed acupuncturists active in 2015. The Board of Acupuncture or Board of Medicine in each state or U.S. territory was contacted to collect data. Online license information searching was also performed in order to get accurate numbers of licensed acupuncturists for those states in which a board was unable to be contacted. The study found that the number of licensed acupuncturists in 2015 in the U.S. was 34,481. Of this, more than 50% were licensed in three states alone: California (32.39%), New York (11.89%) and Florida (7.06%). The number of licensed acupuncturists increased 23.30% and 52.09%, compared to the year 2009 (n = 27,965) and 2004 (n = 22,671), respectively; increasing about 1,266 per year. There were 62 and 10 accredited acupuncture institutions providing master and doctoral degrees, respectively. The West Coast comprised 51.39% of degree granting programs, while the East Coast comprised 29.17%; together the coastal states housed more than 80% of all programs, with the remainder sprinkled across the southern (9.72%), northern (8.33%), and the middle/central states (1.39%). Forty-four states and the District of Columbia regulated acupuncture practice by law at the time of data collection. Acupuncture continues to be a quickly growing profession in the U.S.

KEYWORDS:

Acupuncture educational institution; Acupuncture regulation; Acupuncturist; Oriental medicine; United States

PMID: 29397086  DOI:10.1016/j.joim.2017.12.003

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10/26/2012. According to a new statistic work, there are about 11,000 MDs registered in Washington DC, vs. 171 acupuncturists.

MEDICINE & SURGERY (MD) 10,395
OSTEOPATHY & SURGERY(DO) 216
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (PA-C) 637
ACUPUNCTURISTS (ACU) 171
ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANTS (AA) 31
NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS (ND) 28
BoMed STATS
COMPLAINTS & PRIVATE ORDERS
AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
SURGICAL ASSISTANTS (SA) 61
MEDICAL TRAINING LICENSEES (MTL) 900
MEDICAL TRAINING REGISTRANTS (MTR) 1
POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC
TECHNOLOGISTS (RPSGT) 40
POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNICIANS
POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TRAINEES 8

 

Updated: 05/14/2014:

Medicine and Surgery (MD) 1,075
osteopathy and Surgery (Do) 232
Medical Training licensees (MTl) 295
Medical Training Registrants (MTR) 41
Physician Assistants (PA) 629
Acupuncturists (ACU) 159
Naturopathic Physicians (nD) 35
Surgical Assistants (SA) 96
Anesthesiologist Assistants (AA) 34
Polysomnographic Technologists
RPSGT /Technicians and trainees 80

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According to the information from Virginia State Board of  Medicine, up to  January of 2007, there are 351 Licensed Acpuncturists in Virginia. 

The first person to receive a license appears to be Joseph Eleanor Hayden, license  issued 5/24/1994.

How many licensed acupuncturists in Virginia now(July of 2009)? I think the number will be around 400 to 420.

http://www.ChineseMedicineDoctor.US

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