Welcome to Minnesota Acupuncture Association
The Minnesota Acupuncture Association (MAA) is the only statewide professional association for licensed practitioners of acupuncture and traditional herbal medicine. We are committed to advancing acupuncture as a means for enhancing health and well-being.
The Minnesota Acupuncture Association is organized within section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
We operate from these beliefs:
Is Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Regulated?
Yes! As you have no doubt realized, the practice of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine involves a lot more than just the insertion of acupuncture needles. To become a competent and qualified Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine practitioner in the United States requires three to four years of full time post-graduate study at an accredited educational institution.
Type of Certification Requirements
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.
Do you support the work the MN Acupuncture Assocation is working on? Legislation, lobbying, and community involvement.
We really depend on our licensed professionals membership to support our work, are you a current member? Can we count on your support by becoming a member today?
When we need help with our upcoming legislation, we might call on you to take action by speaking to your legislators and to help us build a network of legislators that support the acupuncture profession?
Here’s how to support your profession:1. Become a member / keep your membership current
2. Help us build our legislative base with Public Memberships to patients and other healthcare advocates!
3. When needed, call into your state representative to support our efforts.
4. When needed, join us at the Capitol to meet your representatives in person.