Education and Licensure
The requirements to practice acupuncture and Asian Medicine in NC are regulated and enforced by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB). The requirements include graduation from an accredited postgraduate acupuncture college totaling more than 3000 didactic and clinical hours and passing national board examinations to become certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture schools are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which is in turn recognized and reviewed by the United States Department of Education. The national boards are administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Acupuncturists must also pass a Clean Needle Technique Course, which is administered by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to test and insure that acupuncturists have the safe needling skills required to treat the public. The recognized title used by Asian medicine practitioners in the state of NC is Licensed Acupuncturist, or L.Ac. Ongoing continuing education courses are required for renewal of licensure.


Jacob Lee Licensed Acupuncture Raleigh

Jacob Lee, LAc

Jacob Lee is a native of the Texas Hill Country. He graduated from the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine located in Austin, Texas with a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In 2006, he settled in Raleigh, North Carolina to begin practicing acupuncture and Asian Medicine. Passionate about helping patients overcome chronic pain and stress, Jacob never tires of meeting new patients and slowly putting smiles back on their faces. When not treating patients, Jacob enjoys drinking tea, listening to live music, and frequenting the mountains and beaches of North Carolina.


Anne Bailey Licensed Acupuncture Raleigh

Anne Bailey, LAc

Anne has had an interest in health for most of her life. She discovered acupuncture after suffering from chronic headaches as a teenager. Anne received a BS in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austin, TX. While studying acupuncture, Anne discovered NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques), which significantly improved her health. She became certified in NAET shortly after moving to Raleigh in 2006 and has dedicated the bulk of her practice to treating allergies of all kinds.


Licensed Acupuncture Raleigh NC