A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine is a practitioner who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and has met the certification requirements for both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
L.Ac., licensed acupuncturist. The state of California requires a Master's Degree or Doctorate in order to become an L.Ac. I received my Master's of Traditional Oriental Medicine (M.T.O.M.), Summa Cum Laude, from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine.