Welcome to Acupuncture & Integrative Medical Center
(Valley Ranch Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic)
Unlike Western medicine, Eastern Medicine does not treat a diagnosis; it treats you.
Our approach is not meant to replace conventional medical treatment, we offer a Complimentary and Integrative approach to your health.
Dr. Carlos Chapa is a holistic physician who believes that health is a journey, illness is a roadblock – and you (the patient) are in the drivers seat.
If you struggle with chronic pain, want to experience wellness naturally, or if traditional therapies have failed you, please contact us.
Inside Acupuncture & Integrative Medical Center
When looking for a qualified acupuncturist in the DFW area for serious concerns, chronic conditions, or long-term benefits, start your search for practitioners who are licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.). They will have the highest level of training in the field. You will find a list of licensed acupuncturists at www.NCCAOM.org.
Dry Needling consists of a 1-2 day SEMINAR and ILLEGAL in MOST states (except Texas)
MOST that practice Dry Needling: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Massage Therapists?
Don’t be fooled, Dry Needling IS Acupuncture. They use Acupuncture needles and pierce the skin.
These are two Excellent articles discussing Dry Needling in more detail.
Certified and Licensed Acupuncturists
|Certified/Physician Acupuncturist||Licensed Acupuncturist|
|Certified physician or chiropractors with as little as 50 hours of training||Licensed acupuncturists (LAc) with an average of 2,700+ hours of master’s-level training|
|Training which is often comprised of home study and video-taped lectures||Master’s level, on-site training at a nationally accredited school or college of acupuncture|
|Minimal clinical experience in acupuncture or no actual patient treatments before certification||Hundreds of hours of clinical experience and at least 250 actual patient treatments before licensure|
|Not required to complete the national certification examination to prove competency in acupuncture||Required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture in order to become licensed (NCCAOM)|
|Not required to regularly complete continuing education courses||Required to do regular continuing education to maintain national certification|
Schedule an appointment with a qualified licensed acupuncturist today by calling 972.444.0660 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.