Acupuncture Association of Colorado
The Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC) is the voice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Colorado. Their newsletter, Colorado Acupuncturist, is published quarterly in January, April, July and October.
Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) supports accredited AOM schools and their graduates, administers the CNT Course required by the NCCAOM to obtain Diplomate status, and provides a platform for promoting AOM education and the AOM profession. They publish their newsletter once a year, usually in the late fall or winter.
- CCAOM Newsletters
- Know Your Acupuncturist
- History of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the United States
- CCAOM Position Paper on Dry Needling
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is the national organization that validates competency in the practice of AOM through professional certification board examinations. NCCAOM certification is required for licensure as an acupuncturist by 44 states plus the District of Columbia, which makes up 98% of the states that regulate acupuncture. They publish their newsletter, Diplomate, 3-4 times a year.
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) is a national organization, made up of AOM practitioners to support and advance the profession and practice of AOM in the United States, through education, resources, media support and legislative advocacy. Membership to AAAOM and login is required to view their newsletter, The American Acupuncturist, which is published quarterly.
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is the accrediting agency for AOM institutions and colleges recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. They establish the standards and policies that govern the accreditation process for AOM programs in the U.S.
The Mission of the American Society of Acupuncturists is to promote the highest standards of professional practice for Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine in the United States, thereby to benefit the public health. Through strengthening the profession at the state level while promoting collaboration nationally and internationally, the ASA provides its members, the public, legislators, and regulators resources for ensuring the best expression of this ancient and modern medicine.
The American Society of Acupuncturists encourages Licensed Acupuncturists to join their state association that is a member of ASA. You will be considered a member of the ASA at no additional charge.
The Shen Nong Society is a professional organization formed to support the vital and committed community of practitioners of East Asian medicine who design and recommend individualized formulations of herbs and natural products for their patients in North America. They provide educational opportunities including, but not limited to conferences, websites, blogs, bulletins and newsletters.