Why are there different designations after a practitioners name?
In order to be a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of Nebraska, a person must have a Master Level Degree from an accredited school. The Masters designation can vary from school to school, some being Masters of Acupuncture (M.Ac.), some Masters of Oriental Medicine (M.Om.), some Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM). All, however, are Master of Science degrees, (M.Sc.). We have used M.Sc. on our website to have uniformity. The L.Ac. is the license to practice acupuncture, the M.Sc. is the degree required to become licensed. Some practitioners will have other letters behind their name because they have other degrees.
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