In looking at your Survey it does not take into account many of us with early license.
I also have a BS in Nursing and a BS in Medical Technology. I had an active practice for 10 years in Florida
and was integrated in Bethesda Hospital due to my being Western and Eastern Medicine.
As I moved to Taos NM, I had the worse time transferring my license and eventually due to economics
have moved to Colorado. I have not transferred my active NCCAOM status to Colorado but instead
work in Interventional Radiology.
You do not take any consideration in regard to TCM practitioners getting accepted in different states, but
rather you worry about our designations. And what about us who have been doing this for YEARS!?
I know Lic Ac here in Boulder that can't make a living, some are RN's also and the TCM NCCAOM,
AAAOM, AOM and whatever have very WEAK Lobbyist to promote TCM. I have seen this my whole
All the knowledge and PDA's I have done for years are just another way for all these State, Local
companies to make more money with no help getting TCM where it should be. Her in Boulder the school still
keeps pumping out practitioners thus making their money but these practitioner struggle. Patients can't pay
the going prices so I see all this "% of what you can pay" or I know some of them that work at the hospital
in "Cancer Care" but get paid shit and can not do full TCM.
I was had an advantage due to my Wester degree and TCM wonderful extra schooling getting my AP.
I can not use my title here in Colorado, a title I work towards, but have to call myself a LAC! So now I have to go get another degree, title or what? And these titles are going to make me know more or just pay some
committee more money?!
When I was in China I remember one of my instructors saying "you in the West Market TCM TOOO much."
TCM is TCM. Certain small things have changed with knowledge BUT the same TCM I did in 1996, I do now
with the same great results.
Where does all the experience and knowledge go for people like myself and my coworkers?
Your survey does not include ALL TCM practitioner. In my day it was State and then NCCAOM licensure!
Now its all sorts of titles! When you skin us we are ALL TCM practitioners.
I studies with Andy Ellis, Efram and Harriet some of the big practitioners of the day because my Dean
knew these people personally, I've taught, been in the news, on TV. Not to brag but then where do the
Original Successful one fit?
And when you use the word College, it makes me cringe. What College? What are all these commissions
doing to help practitioners of TCM make a living?
Dr Walt AP NCCAOM, RN BSN, BSMT, M Ht
From: AAAOM <email@example.com>
To: Walter Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 7:15 pm
Subject: REMINDER: Acupuncture & OM Degree Titles Survey for ACAOM