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Dr. McCormick is currently focused on helping develop the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession in South Dakota while supporting the real and properly trained community of acupuncture Oriental medicine practitioners that are graduates of masters and doctoral degree granting accredited colleges and universities.  He is the founding member of the Acupuncture Society of South Dakota, a professional organization that is dedicated to public education and support of the development of the acupuncture profession and best practices in the State.




**Please note that just about every chiropractor practicing acupuncture in South Dakota has not passed these National Board exams and are not even qualified or eligible to take these exams since they have dangerously inadequate and insufficient education in the field of acupuncture (even though they hold themselves out to the public as "properly trained" in acupuncture).  As a patient be informed and ask questions before you let a chiropractor stick you with an acupuncture needle.  Chiropractors are marketing acupuncture along with chiropractic and this is confusing the public.

Don't be fooled.  See an authentic and properly trained acupuncturist with a minimum of three to four years of graduate college education in the field of acupuncture (that is the minimum entry level education for a real acupuncturist).


Many South Dakota chiropractors are holding themselves out to the public as acupuncture providers and take advantage of a loophole that was written into the South Dakota chiropractic practice act a number of years ago when there were very few if any acupuncturists practicing in the State. This was deliberately written into the State's chiropractic practice act to enable South Dakota's chiropractors to bypass the minimum basic national standards of education, safety and clinical training for the practice of acupuncture and deceptively market themselves to the public as "acupuncturists".  These chiropractors are confusing the public, encroaching on the professional turf of real acupuncturists (those that are graduates of ACAOM  accredited colleges holding masters and/or doctoral degrees in acupuncture) and putting the public at risk of harm and serious injury.  Additionally, it can be argued that these chiropractors are providing substandard treatment due to their significantly insufficient education and inadequate supervised clinical training (typically none).

 For more information about this disturbing issue and public safety concern 

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