Dr.Zhou's Acupuncture and Wellness Center

4601 N Oakland Avenue, Suite 101  |  4601 N Oakland Avenue, Suite 218
Milwaukee, WI, 53211     |    Milwaukee, WI, 53211

Acupuncture Titles and Abbreviations

Listed below are some of the most commonly used abbreviations (and their titles) in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession.

Professional Titles

AbbreviationTitle
ABTAsian Bodywork Therapist
AcDAcupuncture Doctor (used in Canada)
APAcupuncture Physician (used in Florida)
CA, CAcCertified Acupuncturist
CHChinese Herbalist
CTClinical Technician
DAcDoctor of Acupuncture (used in Hawaii)
D. AcuDoctor of Acupuncture (used in Rhode Island)
Dipl. ABTDiplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy
Dipl. Ac.Diplomate in Acupuncture
Dipl. CHDiplomate in Chinese Herbalism
Dipl. OMDiplomate in Oriental Medicine
DNBAODiplomate, National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics
DAOMDoctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
DOMDoctor of Oriental Medicine
DTCM, Dr. TCMDoctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (used in Canada)
FIAMAFellow, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
LAc, Lic. Ac.Licensed Acupuncturist
MAOMMaster, Art of Oriental Medicine
MSOMMaster, Science of Oriental Medicine
MTCMMaster, Traditional Chinese Medicine
MTOMMaster, Traditional Oriental Medicine
OMDOriental Medicine Doctor
PhDDoctor of Philosophy
RAc, Reg. Ac.Registered Acupuncturist (used in Pennsylvania, Colorado and Canada)
R. TCM. H.Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist (used in Canada)
R. TCM. P.Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (used in Canada)
TCMDTraditional Chinese Medicine Doctor (used in Canada)

 

Organizational Titles

AbbreviationOrganization
AAMAAmerican Academy of Medical Acupuncture
AAOMAmerican Association of Oriental Medicine
ACAOMAccreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
AOBTAAmerican Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia
CCAOMCouncil of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
FAOMRAFederation of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Regulatory Agencies
IAMAInternational Academy of Medical Acupuncture
IVASInternational Veterinary Acupuncture Society
NADANational Acupuncture Detoxification Association
NAOMANational Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
NCCAOMNational Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
NSAANational Sports Acupuncture Association
SARSociety for Acupuncture Research