Since I have irregular periods, I was thinking of going to get acupuncture to see if it would help normalize my cycles.

So I have a really basic question: are the folks that administer acupuncture doctors? The reason I ask is because all the people I have found in my area are indeed doctors and I wasn't sure whether it was a requirement or just coincidence.

And for those that have done acupucnture, what is the cost of the treatments and how often do you go? I know it may vary depending on location, but I am just curious to see how much this may cost.