When looking for an acupuncturist be sure to look for proper  qualifications. Many chiropractors and MD’s perform acupuncture.  Depending on which state, these practitioners are required to get about  100 hours of training to give acupuncture. An NCCAOM (National  Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists); LAc. (licensed  Acupuncturist); Dipl.Ac. (Diplomat of Acupuncture) DOM (Dr. of Oriental  Medicine) OMD (Oriental medical Doctor) will have a minimum of four  years training equivalent to a Masters Degree. Be sure to ask for  credentials.