The National Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturists

We are Dedicated Professionals Certified in End-of-Life Care

Welcome! Join us and become a leader in shaping the future of hospice and palliative care acupuncture. We offer a membership to licensed acupuncture professionals, students, and affiliates who are interested in promoting Oriental medicine and providing relief to end-of life patients and their families.

Tap into an expanding patient base with an unlimited potential

  • 2.4 million Americans die every year; over 900,000 of these people are hospice patients.
  • There are 40 million people over the age of 65 in the US.
  • The population of senior citizens in the US will double in the next 20 years
  • Baby Boomers (born from 1946-1965) began turning 60 in 2006 at a rate of 7,918 per day, with 57.8 million Baby Boomers expected to be living in 2030

Learn how to become part of an interdisciplinary team of professional dedicated to easing suffering. Our materials help you to understand the concepts of palliative care and hospice teams.

Master a treatment protocol and become certified as a hospice and palliative care specialist. Once you download the training manual, you can study it at your own pace. When you are ready, take the online exam, receive your score immediately, and print your certification.

Add to your current practice, or start a new practice that does not require an office and can be easily adapted for use in  a community acupuncture setting. Hospice patients are found in a variety of settings including homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospitals. We teach you how to give effective treatments in any setting.

Earn discounts on products and extended memberships.


There is a membership for everyone: