I have been studying Asian medicine for 33 years. I still study every day, as this is not a subject that an acupuncturist can ever complete the study of.
I began my studies in Europe in 1978 and then continued in Belgium in 1982, China in 1985, Japan in 1986 and America in 1988. I completed my American studies to become licensed in acupuncture in 1991 and continued to apprentice with senior practitioners.
To qualify for licensing in California, acupuncturists must study in a four year post-graduate program and pass a comprehensive State licensing examination. Once licensed, acupuncturists are required to renew their license every two years and complete continuing education as a condition of renewal. I have been teaching acupuncture for 12 years.