Mission Statement

To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by aiding in the provision of high quality acupuncture services to the people of Idaho.

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UPDATE:  On May 19, 2017, Executive Order 2017-06 – “Idaho Licensing Freedom Act” was signed, and comments are being accepted from interested persons in response to that Executive Order. Please click here for more information or to comment.

"Acupuncture" means that theory of health care developed from traditional and modern Oriental medical philosophies. It employs diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the human body based upon stimulation of specific acupuncture points on meridians of the human body for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health and for the prevention of disease. Therapies within the scope of acupuncture include manual, mechanical, thermal, electrical and electromagnetic treatment of such specific indicated points. Adjunctive therapies included in, but not exclusive to, acupuncture include herbal and nutritional treatments, therapeutic exercise and other therapies based on traditional and modern Oriental medical theory.

Acupuncture is a regulated activity in Idaho and licensure is required for all practitioners.

Please contact the Board via e-mail at or via phone at (208) 334-3233 if you have any questions.