Welcome to Acupuncture and Integrative Medical Center!
Unlike Western Medicine, Eastern Medicine does not treat a diagnosis; it treats you.
Our approach is not meant to replace conventional medical treatment, we offer a complementary and integrative approach to your health. Dr. Carlos Chapa is a holistic physician who believes that health is a journey, illness is a roadblock – and you (the patient) are in the driver’s seat. If you struggle with chronic pain, chronic health conditions, want to experience wellness naturally, or if traditional therapies have failed you, please contact us.
Licensed vs. Certified Acupuncturists vs. Dry Needling
When looking for a qualified acupuncturist in the DFW area for serious concerns, chronic conditions, or long-term benefits, start your search for practitioners who are licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.). They will have the highest level of training in the field. A Dry Needling / Acupuncture Certificate can be obtained in a 1-2 day seminar, a License Requires several years of study, board exams, thousands of hours of supervised clinic rotations and continuing education.
Dry Needle / Certified Acupuncturist
- Certified physician or chiropractors with as little as 50 hours of training
- Training which is often comprised of home study and/or weekend seminars
- Minimal clinical experience in acupuncture or no actual patient treatments before certification
- Not required to complete the national certification examination to prove competency in acupuncture
- Not required to regularly complete continuing education courses
- Licensed acupuncturists (LAc) with an average of 2,700+ hours of master’s-level training
- Master’s level, on-site training at a nationally accredited school or college of acupuncture
- Hundreds of hours of clinical experience and at least 250 actual patient treatments before licensure
- Required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture in order to become licensed (NCCAOM)
- Required to do regular continuing education to maintain national certification