Minnesota Acupuncture Association

Welcome to the Minnesota Acupuncture Association

The Minnesota Acupuncture Association (MAA) is the only Minnesota statewide professional association for licensed practitioners of acupuncture and is organized within section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

The Minnesota Acupuncture Association is committed to advancing licensed acupuncturists, acupuncture, and integrative medical therapies (herbal, manual therapies, nutrition) as a means for enhancing health and well-being.

We operate from these beliefs:

  • Everyone should have the opportunity to feel better and live a healthy life.
  • Healthcare should be safe, effective and accessible for everyone.
  • There are a variety of ways to accomplish safe, effective and accessible healthcare.
  • Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine are viable methods for both treatment and preventive healthcare. 

Your MN Acupuncture Association Membership automatically links you to the American Society of Acupuncturist! 

“It is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture can be attributed to the placebo effect or that it is useful only for musculoskeletal pain.” Stephen Janz


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Featured member

Support MAA to help us reach our goals!

Collected: $2,876.00
Goal: $20,000.00

Acupuncture Legislation 2019

Join the American Society of Acupuncturists as we explore the opportunities and possibilities for Licensed Acupuncturists in the American healthcare system.

We will include sessions in advocacy, research, and work opportunities to inform, unite, and propel forward in today’s changing world of US health policy and beyond!

Click Here for ASA's registration link

MN Board of Medical Practice 

Acupuncture Licensure in Minnesota

The Minnesota Legislature enacted a law in 1995 establishing a licensure system for acupuncturists. The Board of Medical Practice enforces the requirements of the acupuncturist licensure system and provides information to consumers and other interested persons. To establish eligibility for licensure, an applicant must be currently NCCAOM certified. 

Click here for the Minnesota Board of Medicine Licensure Fact Sheet

NCCAOM Nationally Accredited


Board Certified Acupuncturists with NCCAOM

As you have no doubt realized, the practice of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine involves a lot more than just the insertion of acupuncture needles. Licensed Acupuncturists must complete at least 2,625 hours (about 4 years of full-time study) followed by successful completion of board examinations.  

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) provides national board certification for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine practitioners practicing in Minnesota.

The  Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master's-level programs in the acupuncture and oriental medicine profession. Currently, ACAOM has over 65 schools and colleges with accredited or candidacy status with the Commission.

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