SAFETY, LICENSING, AND INSURANCE
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology are safe medical procedures and are well known for their efficacy and lack of side effects when administered by a qualified practitioner. Practitioners use pre-sterilized, disposable needles while administering an acupuncture treatment, as required by Arkansas law.


CERTIFICATION, LICENSING, REGISTRATION
The NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) has established standards to practice acupuncture and herbs safely and effectively. Many states, like Arkansas, use the NCCAOM 's examination in acupuncture and herbal medicine to meet licensing/registration requirements. To qualify for the NCCAOM examinees must first complete a 4 year program from an accredited school.(2500 or more hours). The Arkansas State Board of Acupuncture Related Techniques (ASBART) requires attendance at an accredited school plus passage of both NCCAOM tests. Applicants are then licensed as Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac.). Be sure to check the qualifications of your practitioner. Though some have experience with acupuncture, Arkansas allows chiropractors and doctors to practice it with as little as 100 hours of training.

INSURANCE COVERAGE
Some insurance companies in Arkansas currently cover acupuncture treatments. Because each insurance company and individual plan is different, check with your carrier to determine your coverage. Evergreen Acupuncture does not bill insurance companies but will provide patients with the proper forms for reimbursement.