Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: Overview and Contact Information

Hand applying acupuncture needles to a patient

The board licenses and regulates the practice of acupuncture and oriental medicine in New Mexico. It sets professional and educational standards for obtaining a new license or renewing an existing one by the doctors of oriental medicine.

In New Mexico, about 650 doctors of oriental medicine practice acupuncture, which is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body by the use of needles. In the United States, where practitioners incorporate healing traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries, acupuncture is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

The board also investigates complaints from patients against acupuncturists, and takes appropriate disciplinary actions when professional and ethical standards are violated.

Board Contact Information:

The New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Physical Address:
2550 Cerrillos Rd.,
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Please DO NOT send regular mail to the physical address, as it will be delayed.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504

(505) 476-4622

Help Desk:

Staff Directory:

Cindy Flahive, Senior Licensing Specialist
Elizabeth Yee, Licensing Specialist
Lynn Fisher, Licensing Specialist
June Churchill, Licensing Specialist
Cheryl Scott, Business Operations Support


Click here to file a complaint.

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Inspection of Public Records (IPRA) Form


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