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Did you know? Many US acupuncturists hold masters-level degrees

An acupuncture degree is a bigger deal than you might think. In the US, most Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine schools require their applicants to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school. A graduate degree in acupuncture takes about 3 years to acquire. This is the same amount of post-graduate training as a physician’s assistant, although the material covered is slightly different.

Other countries have different requirements to practice acupuncture. In the United Kingdom, for example, acupuncturists may have varying levels of education, including a license, a diploma, a bachelor’s degree, or a master’s degree.

If you’re not sure how much education your clinician has, ask. It’s important to know if your practitioner has the skills and experience you need.

Meet Holly

Holly Peralez, L.Ac, is proud to hold a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree and is licensed by the State of Texas. She has been treating patients in the Houston area since 2007.

"My goal is to help you achieve optimum health and wellness. Through working with my patients I have seen the impressive results that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can have. I am grateful to be able to share the benefit of my extensive education with you. My background includes training not only in acupuncture, but in a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities. 

Your unique health care situation is of the utmost importance to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can benefit you. Together we can work toward achieving your health and wellness goals."

Contact us today for an appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions. Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. http://www.ccaom.org/faqs.asp. Accessed September 12, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions about studying acupuncture. British Acupuncture Accreditation Board. https://baab.co.uk/studying-acupuncture/faqs.html. Accessed September 12, 2018.


Holly Peralez, L.Ac.