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Board of Acupuncture Licensing

Welcome to the Board of Acupuncture Licensing.

The New Hampshire Board of Acupuncture Licensing (NHBAL) was created in 1997 and entrusted with the task of ensuring that "acupuncture and oriental medical therapies practiced by qualified persons are available to the people of New Hampshire." (NH Statute 328-G:1,II(b)).

NHBAL issues new licenses and renewal licenses to qualified acupuncturists in New Hampshire, and is responsible for the ongoing regulation of our licensees in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

On this site you will find information for the public such as a list of all the practitioners currently licensed in the state, information for new Acupuncture License Applicants, information for Licensed Acupuncturists, and information for educators.

The board, which is made up of four Licensed Acupuncturists and one public member, is mandated to meet at least twice a year, but currently meets quarterly – generally in March, June, September and December. Board meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending please contact for the time and date of the next meeting.

New Rulemaking

On May 31, 2019, the Board of Acupuncture Licensing voted on an initial rulemaking proposal regarding Acp 301.01, 301.02, 306.01, 401.02, 401.04, 402.03, and 402.04 pdf file. The Board has scheduled a public comment hearing on this proposal on October 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Persons interested in providing oral testimony on this proposal may do so in person at the public hearing. Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to

Board News

On July 19, 2018, the Board of Acupuncture adopted Acp 700 pdf file, relative to the certification of acupuncture detoxification specialists (ADS). The rules went into effect on July 20, 2018.

Individuals who are seeking ADS certification must complete and submit the Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist Certification Application. pdf file Please allow for 2 weeks from date of receipt for processing. Certifications are valid immediately upon issuance. License Verification of an ADS certificate can be found online. Please contact the office at 603-271-3608 if you have any questions.


The New Hampshire Board of Acupuncture Licensing is requesting legislation to amend the statute for licensed acupuncturists. The changes include allowing an acupuncturist with a doctoral degree to refer to themselves as a “Doctor, Dr.” etc. and that maintaining current NCCAOM certification shall fulfill the continuing education requirement for renewal applications. The bill has been filed:

HB1314: relative to the practice of acupuncture.

Sponsors: (Prime) Peter Schmidt

You can track legislative changes here:
Please contact the office at 603-271-3608 with any questions.

Board Staff

Janet McCully
(603) 271-9480
(603) 271-6702 (fax)

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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152