Clinics FAQs

What are the qualifications of my practitioner?

As a teaching clinic, all student interns are in their final year of training towards a Masters or Doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and work under the supervision of our licensed faculty. Your intern will have over 400 clinical hours of training and completed courses such as Anatomy, Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Oriental medicine theory, Herbology, Needle Techniques and Point Location before they begin their clinic intern rotation in ACTCM’s clinic. Patients also have the option of receiving treatments by a Trainee level student who are under the direct supervision of a licensed acupuncturist.

What is acupuncture? Does it hurt?

Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable sterile needles at specific acupuncture points near the surface of the body. Patients may feel a light tingling sensation, a warming sensation or nothing at all. Most patients report feeling calm and relaxed after their treatment.

What do other patients have to say about their experience with ACTCM?

Click here to read some of our most recent patient testimonials. You can also check out what folks are saying by visiting us on

Can you refer me to a licensed acupuncturist in my area?

In addition to the qualified student interns and Faculty Practice licensed acupuncturists found in ACTCM’s clinic, you may also search our database of alumni for a practitioner in your area.

How can I obtain my medical information?

If you’re a patient of ACTM clinic, you can download the medical release form here and email the form to