Written cooperatively by the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) and the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR), this document presents a general background on the field of acupuncture as it relates to traditional Chinese medicine and, in addition, provides information on the safety and cost-effectiveness of this intervention as well as the education and entry level requirements for the profession. Further, the AAAOM and SAR jointly request that fully trained and licensed professionals in the field of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) participate in the dialogues that develop healthcare policies and reform at the national level.

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