US State Acupuncture Laws

If you are a Chiropractic Physician, hover over the state you practice in  & find out what is required for you to include acupuncture in your practice.  Note: States colored “blue” allow chiropractors to practice acupuncture, states colored “red” require you to go to acupuncture school & obtain a seperate license in order to offer Acupuncture.  This map is a work in progress, and we are currently researching the nuances of each individual state law, rule, and regulation, concerning dry needling and chiropractic. We hope to have this map updated with information on your state laws very soon. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

If you are a Medical Doctor or Osteopathic Physician, your scope of practice allows you to practice acupuncture in 38 US states, and many other jurisdictions around the world.  The following states are exceptions, and require specific training: Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York , Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington DC

If you are a Physical Therapist, your scope of practice allows you to practice dry needling in many states. This map is a work in progress, and we are currently researching the nuances of each individual state law, rule, and regulation, concerning dry needling and physical therapy. We hope to have this map updated with information on your state laws very soon. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Chiropractors: See your State Acupuncture Laws by hovering over it on the map below:  

NOTE: We offer education for all healthcare providers without making any claims on professional licensure.  As a healthcare provider, you are permitted to learn any technique through continuing education.  Whether or not you can use the techniques in your practice is determined by your current licensing bodies.   While we make an attempt to keep this information current, the licensing information on this site is subject to change without notice.  It is ultimately your responsibility to determine what is within your scope of practice.  We strongly recommend you be knowledgeable in your licensing body’s current decisions and rulings. If you have specific questions about your scope of practice, please contact your licensing board.