25+ years experience and nationally board certified.

When choosing an acupuncture practitioner, we know it's important to you to choose a qualified and experienced professional.

Barry Song, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., a  licensed and board certified acupuncture practitioner with 25 years of experience, has received a Diplomate of Acupuncture - meaning that he has completed four academic years of education at the master’s degree level in an acupuncture program accredited by the ACAOM.

The ACAOM is the only accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education as the authority for quality education and training in acupuncture.

NCCAOM board certification requires comprehensive training in traditional differential diagnosis and proper treatment methods, standard medical history gathering, safety, ethics, common pharmaceuticals and supplements, recognition of when to refer patients to other health care professionals or consult with other medical practitioners.

Barry has demonstrated his professional competency by passing NCCAOM certification examinations and has met all state licensure requirements.

Licensed vs. "Certified" Acupuncturists


The Diplomate of Acupuncture training and competency verification process sharply contrasts to the acupuncture training of other health care professionals such as physical therapists, chiropractors, or even medical doctors, who typically receive only 100-300 hours of abbreviated training.

These other healthcare professionals, who often carry a C.Ac. (or "Certified Acupuncturist" credential) provide acupuncture by treating a more limited number of points than a board certified, licensed acupuncturist. 

Five months ago I injured my back. The pain was excruciating. I was given pain pills, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, massage, heat, and electrical stimulation. However the pain persisted. At first, I admit I was skeptical about trying acupuncture. But after only two treatments, I felt great relief from my pain. It’s the only thing that has helped me. I’m very grateful to Barry Song.
— K.M.
During the last ten years I have known Barry, I have found him to be clinically effective and have excellent technique. I am very glad to highly recommend him.
— C. McGraw, D.C., Ed.D.
Pregnancy was difficult for me to achieve. After three miscarriages, Barry told me that even though he had never had such a case like mine, he would try to help me. I now have two beautiful children and I thank him for all he has done for me and my family.
— L.G.
I’ve found Barry Song to be of high moral standard and conscientiousness. I would highly recommend him as he is both knowledgeable and professional.
— S. Hedgepeth, D.D.S.
I began experiencing sharp migraine headaches last spring. My husband drove me to Barry’s office, and after a single session, the pain was completely gone. I feel so much better and wish I had come to see him earlier!
— P.R.