Janet L. Borges is nationally certified to practice acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She was originally licensed by the California Acupuncture Board (CAB) in 2003, before relocating to Virginia, where she has been in private practice since 2004 as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.).
Janet graduated in 2002 with a master’s degree of science in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, California. See: http://www.actcm.edu.
Comprehensive training included TCM theory and diagnostics, background theory in anatomy and physiology, and TCM nutrition. Chinese herbal medicine was studied and clinically practiced throughout the program. Four years of hands-on, supervised clinical experience at ACTCM’s clinic, as well as off campus internships, were integral to her training.
Licensed acupuncturists in Virginia are licensed by the Board of Medicine, and ongoing post-graduate education is required for maintaining licensure in Virginia. Recently, Janet had the opportunity to study in depth with two leading teachers in the field, which transformed her clinical practice.
During 2015, Janet completed a sports medicine apprenticeship training program with the renowned Whitfield Reaves to further her skills in localized “trigger point” needling for acute and chronic pain. See: http://whitfieldreaves.com.
In May of 2016, she completed a 2-year clinical integration-training program in Stockbridge, Massachusetts with master teacher Lonny Jarrett, a leading scholar in the field for over 30 years, and an expert in pulse diagnosis. This program teaches practitioners to deeply integrate the diagnostic methods of Five Element acupuncture with traditional Chinese medicine.