Acupuncture Provider

Licensed Acupuncturist

Daniela C. Van Wart, M.A., L.Ac, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM)

Daniela C. Van Wart

M.A., L.Ac, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM)


German, English, Mandarin


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

The Lantern. Journal for Chinese Medicine. 

Various Articles on 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).

Book Appointment


Years in Practice: 18+ Years  School: CSTCM, Year Graduated: 2001; Acupuncture License 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 

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!​


Cochise Acupuncture 

1827 Paseo San Luis, Ste B, 

Sierra Vista AZ 85635 

Phone: (520) 803-0071

License versus Certificate

Benefits of choosing a licensed acupuncturist

Put your care  in the hands of a professionally trained expert in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Did you know that Chiropractors are able to practice Acupuncture in the State of Arizona / Sierra Vista  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 go to the download section.

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. 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.