Associations and Organizations
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine was formed in 1981 to be the unifying force for American acupuncturists who are committed to ethical, high educational standards, and well-regulated profession to ensure the safety of the public.
California Acupuncture Association
Representing some of the licensed acupuncturists in California. Listing of practitioners, a bulletin board, a news page, and a Journal.
National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
An alliance of practitioners and consumers working to advance Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, based in Washington State, USA. Useful information on the training and licensing requirements of various US states.
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM)
The NCCAOM is a non-profit organization established by the profession to promote nationally recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, in the USA.
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation
AAMA/MARF, with a membership of licensed acupuncturists, integrates traditional and modern acupuncture with western medical practice creating a comprehensive approach to health care. Research projects, training, and referrals promoted.
The Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
CCAOM was set up to advance acupuncture and Oriental medicine by promoting educational excellence within the field.
Accreditation Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(ACAOM)
The Accreditation Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit professional programs in the acupuncture and Oriental Medicine profession
California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA)
The California State Oriental Medical Association is a professional organization of licensed acupuncturists and supporters dedicated to preservation and advancement of the art, science, and practice of Oriental Medicine in a caring and ethical manner, enhancing health and well being of the general public.
California Acupuncture Board
The mission of this board is to protect and educate the public through appropriate regulation of licensure, education standards, and enforcement of the Acupuncture Licensure Act, which includes Oriental Medicine