About MARA is a professional association consisting of highly trained and experiences practitioners of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We are dedicated serving and protecting both our members and the public with the highest standard of excellence from all the various modalities within the scope of TCM. We support both national and international standards of TCM education. The completion of a minimum 2700 hour curriculum is required by our membership. This includes extensive training in Chinese Medicine history, theory and diagnosis, acupuncture point location and function, TCM nutrition, and TCM body-work, including Tuina massage and Qi Gong. Some of our practitioners also have additional training in the art and science of Chinese herbology. In addition to TCM training practitioners also study Western anatomy, physiology, pathology, treatment and assessment, while rounding out their core studies with a minimum of 500 hours of clinical internship.
All MARA members carry both professional and general liability insurance, and agreed to uphold a strict code of ethics by adopting Standards of Practice.