Claret Center offers many, many services for body, mind, and spirit. The following terms and definitions may help you navigate options available to you. Please feel free to contact us for further information about any modality or approach!
Acupuncture at the Claret Center is offered through a Diplomate of Acupuncture certified by the NCCAOM. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM). National board certification in acupuncture has been the mark of excellence in AOM since the inception of the Commission in 1982. NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession.
A Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) must complete three to four academic years of education at the master’s degree level, in an acupuncture program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). ACAOM is the only accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education as the authority for quality education and training in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. A Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) must also demonstrate professional competency by passing NCCAOM certification examinations in Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Biomedicine. Every certified NCCAOM Diplomate must abide by the NCCAOM® Code of Ethics.
Psychotherapy can help clients break out of old patterns, heal emotional wounds, and maintain mental and emotional balance to increase freedom from anxiety, depression, and addictive or compulsive behaviors. They also support personal growth by helping clients by improve communication, integrate experience, and explore intimacy, and develop their capacity for leadership.