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About 20,500 board-certified acupuncturists are active in the United States, according to NCCAOM. Most acupuncturists operate private practices. Some form or join partnerships with other acupuncturists or people skilled in other areas of Oriental medicine. Professionals and clinics in other areas of health care, such as chiropractors, osteopaths, and medical doctors, increasingly include acupuncturists.

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