Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinical Student Handbook

Illegal Needling

It is illegal in Minnesota for an unlicensed individual to insert acupuncture needles in any setting, including at home or other private areas, without the direct supervision of a licensed practitioner.

ACM students, regardless of training or trimester level, are expressly forbidden from needling or prescribing Chinese herbs except under the direct supervision of a licensed faculty member within an ACM clinical education context.

Any claims of a student needling outside of the ACM classroom or clinical setting will be fully investigated by the University. Disciplinary action may include dismissal from the program.