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New Mexico

Ms. Lynn Schmolke
New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
(505) 476-7100
Website: New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must show proof of having completed and educational program comprising 2,400 total hours. The 2,400 total hours must have 1,100 didactic hours with a minimum of 450 hours in herbology, 900 supervised clinical hours with a minimum of 400 actual treatment hours performed by the student. The Board of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine must review and approve all educational programs unless the educational program is listed below with the appropriate approval period. Applicable Schools

Examination Requirements: The NCCAOM written exam and the New Mexico sponsored practical exam. After July 1, 1999 the NCCAOM examination in Chinese herbology will also be required.

M.d.'s, Chiropractors can practice acupuncture, though they cannot call themselves "acupuncturists". Chiropractors can do acupuncture but they have to call it "meridian therapy". MD's can practice acupuncture with no specific training.