The AAAOM is a national membership organization of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) practitioners and supporters that serves to advance the profession and practice of AOM. The mission of the AAAOM is to support our members and the AOM community through education, occupational resources, media support, and legislative advocacy in our commitment to facilitate access to the highest quality of healthcare in the United States. 中文, '한국어, 日本 語.
Acupuncture as an Essential Health Benefit (EHB)
The New York Times looks at Acupuncture's inclusion in California, Maryland, New Mexico and Washington. Alaska and Nevada are also likely to do so.
The AAAOM wants to see acupuncture covered by your insurance policy and underwent a letter writing campaign. Your efforts sent a strong voice to policymakers. We welcome additional letters to keep the momentum moving forward. If you would still like to write a letter expressing your desire for acupuncture being designated as an essential health benefit, you can do so by simply clicking HERE to open a pre-written email message right now.
The Supreme Court has ruled, ACA is constitutional.
But what does it mean for us? Our friends at CSOMA explain "acupuncture parity" which is good news for Californians, but with lessons for every state.
The Secretkeepers: Benefiting AOM for Veterans
Purchasers of The Secretkeepers will automatically be donating to the Veterans Fund, a charitable fund that provides Oriental medicine treatments to military veterans. Michael Taromina, author of The Secretkeepers, has long been an advocate for increasing veterans' access to, and coverage for, effective Oriental medicine treatments in the U.S. The Secretkeepers, set in Southeast Asia in the years 1972 and 1992, is a fictional novel about a father and a son. The action-filled chapters alternate between the U.S. and Vietnamese conflict and political and emotional reconciliation a generation later.
Synopsis: A young American capitalist finds himself on top of the world in communist Vietnam,but his dreams of riches and romance quickly descend into a nightmare when secrets from his father’s past come back to haunt him.
Mr. Taromina has directed that any royalties from The Secretkeepers go to this worthy cause. The first novel of longtime friend (and member) of AAAOM, Michael Taromina, has reached the online bookshelves. Paperback is currently available at Lulu. Keep up with all the happenings surrounding this book by liking The Secretkeepers on Facebook.
You can also mail donations to: Veterans Fund, c/o Michael Taromina, 714 Broadway, Suite Five, Paterson, NJ 07514.
|AAAOM 2012 ANNUAL SURVEY|
The American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) received valuable input and perspective that will be used as the basis of our ongoing efforts to represent the profession.
This survey, which was distributed to approximately 23,000 individuals with 1655 respondents, provided important information about sensitive topics facing our profession. Adequately defined items that received clear responses may continue to be used in future surveys. Inadequately defined questions that received unclear responses will be modified and may be investigated further in future surveys. The AAAOM thanks the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and the Council of Colleges for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) for their assistance in distributing the survey. The AAAOM also thanks the Education Committee members and contributors who diligently worked around the clock to craft the analysis of the standards, the survey, and the preliminary survey analysis. The AAAOM will notify the membership via email when the final analysis has been completed. Thank you for your willingness to contribute your time to the advancement of our profession.