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Acupuncture is growing rapidly as a profession due to increasing public awareness and acceptance. The number of certified and licensed acupuncturists is expected to grow as additional states establish legal guidelines for acupuncturists to follow. The recent advances in research, changes in government policy, and interest from the mainstream medical community are strong indicators that the field will continue to expand. As insurance, HMOs (health maintenance organizations), and other third-party reimbursements increase, acupuncture is expected to grow even more rapidly.