Not necessarily. A licensed acupuncturist in Texas has received a 4-year master’s degree involving 3,000 hours of classroom and clinical training, and has also passed four rigorous certification exams. While some chiropractors and doctors have received comparable acupuncture education, others have studied for a much shorter period of time – sometimes with no hands-on training. I strongly recommend receiving acupuncture from a licensed acupuncturist only.