Put your care  in the hands of a professionally trained expert in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Did you know that Chiropractors are able to practice Acupuncture in the State of Arizona with only 100 hours of training? And what some call "Dry Needling" is practiced by Physical Therapists and others with as little as 24 hours of training. Make sure to choose your provider carefully. For more information on consumer safety in regards to acupuncture performed by other health care providers visit the following websites, watch a video explanation of the differences, and download  the "Know your Acupuncturist" brochure . 

Please watch this video to learn about the different requirements for practicing acupuncture.

Go to to find a licensed acupuncturist.


Here are some questions that you should ask when choosing an acupuncturist.

  1. Where was he or she trained to practice Oriental Medicine?

  2. How long was the training?

  3. How long has he or she been in practice as an acupuncturist?

  4. What experience does he or she have in treating your specific ailment?

  5. Is he or she licensed?

What Qualifications to look for when Choosing an Acupuncturist

Today acupuncture is an acknowledged and respected field of medicine. In most States, provinces and countries formal training and certification is required in order to practice.
The United States has set rigorous training standards for acupuncturists.
Choose an acupuncturist certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. Its members have a degree in Oriental Medicine from an accredited school and have passed both a written and practical exam. Acupuncturists who have passed this exam are entitled to add Dipl. Ac. (Diplomate of Acupuncture) after their name.

​The Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) training and competency verification is in sharp contrast to the acupuncture training of other healthcare professionals such as chiropractors or registered nurses or even medical doctors who typically receive 100-300 hours of abbreviated training. These other healthcare professionals only treat a limited number of points. NCCAOM certified acupuncturists are  trained in standard medical history gathering, safety, and ethics, and recognition of when to refer patients to other health care professionals or consult with other medical practitioners.

NCCAOM certification indicates that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. Comprehensive training in traditional differential diagnosis and proper treatment methods requires that a Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) completes 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. In addition to graduation from an ACAOM accredited program, a Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) must demonstrate professional competency by passing NCCAOM certification examinations in Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Biomedicine.

DAniela C. Van Wart

Licensed Acupuncturist, 

M.A., L.Ac, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM)

Years in Practice: 15+ Years
School: CSTCM, Year Graduated: 2001; Acupuncture License No. and State: 0931 Arizona / 706 Colorado
Certificate: NCCAOM/Dipl. Ac., Certificate Date: 2001
Certificate: Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture & TCM Certificate Date: 1995
​Degree: Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany/ M.A.Year graduated: 1998

Languages: German, English, Mandarin

Publications: ShenProfessional, Software for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Springer Media.

The Lantern. Journal for Chinese Medicine. Various Articles Wen Re Lun (Classical Text on febrile diseases) Discourse on Warm-Heat Disease 温热论 (wen re lun) by (Ye Tian-Shi 葉天士, 1667).

Daniela was born in Austria and spent three years studying in China. She received her M.A. in Chinese Studies in Munich, Germany in 1998. Her studies focused on Traditional Chinese Medicine and the History of Western Medicine where she studied with the two most well known German professors in the field of Chinese Medicine, Prof. Unschuld and Prof. Porkert. She received her USA diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado and Arizona. She published several translations of Classical Chinese medical texts, she is a researcher, and she was involved in the development of Acupuncture software. Refusing to accept her own chronic kidney problems in her earlier years, she searched for and found answers in the extraordinary healing power of the Chinese Medical System and is determined to help YOU experience the same profound improvements to your health!​
Congratulations! You found Cochise Acupuncture (formerly Eagle Acupuncture) and I couldn't be happier that you're here. 
​Rest assured, you will receive the best quality of acupuncture care by a professional healthcare provider licensed in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I look forward helping those who are seeking optimal health and well-being and those who are not being helped in the high tech system of modern medicine.
When struggling to get your body and mind back in balance, Chinese herbs are a powerful way to speed up the body's natural healing process. A healthy diet, exercise routine, and lifestyle work well with Chinese herbs and this combination becomes an integral part of your optimal recovery.
​I can also guide you through a variety of relaxation techniques to help with stress reduction and pain management. I am aiming to guide my patients on a path to rediscover their own inner journey and healing potential. My goal is to offer you the best quality Acupuncture  and Chinese medicine care, and patient education. I continuously conduct research to bring you important information and advances in the field for exceptional results and to maximize your health and wellness benefits. ​The ongoing research and training guarantees that my professional knowledge is at the forefront of the latest developments. 

Appreciate having a natural and gentle
healthcare solution which has less side effects than many other healthcare
options, but only when practiced by a Licensed Oriental Medicine practitioner.

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