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Acupuncture Today
May, 2009, Vol. 10, Issue 05
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News in Brief

NCCAOM Welcomes Back Lapsed Diplomates

Under the National Certification Commission's new reinstatement policy, diplomates of Acupuncture or Chinese Herbology who are currently in terminated status are eligible to return to active diplomate status. This policy applies to diplomates who have not been certified by NCCAOM for eight or more years. These former diplomates can return to active status through Nov. 30, 2009.

Those with lapsed diplomate status can take advantage of this short-term opportunity by completing the reinstatement application. Requirements are described in detail on the application, which is available on the NCCAOM Web site at

For those diplomates who have questions about the date their certification went into lapsed status, whether their CEU points qualify for NCCAOM recertification or for other questions about reinstatement, please contact Jennifer Nemeth, Manager of PDA and Quality Assurance at (904) 674-2474 or .

NYCC School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Gets New Name

New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) announced that the College has adopted a new name for its school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, located in Seneca Falls, NY. The school will henceforth be known as the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College.

NYCC president, Frank J. Nicchi, MS, DC, expressed his gratitude to Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Michael Mestan, DC, and to all members of the naming committee for their generous contribution of time and effort in identifying and exploring a variety of possible names. "The name 'Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College' calls to mind not only upstate New York's regional beauty, geography and history, but also suggests a natural environment whose native tranquility promotes health and wellbeing," Nicchi said.

For more information about the school, you can visit their Web site at

OCOM Offers Summer Seminars at Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) is partnering with the Portland Classical Chinese Garden to offer ongoing public seminars about the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine. These events take place at the Garden and are included in the price of admission to the Garden. At these seminars, OCOM faculty members will speak on various topics based on their areas of clinical focus.  The summer seminar schedule is as follows:

  • Introduction to Oriental Medicine, June 16, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Introduction to Acupuncture, June 23, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Introduction to Oriental Therapeutic Massage, June 30, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Introduction to Chinese Medicinal Herbs, July 7, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine for Emotional Well-Being, July 14, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Eating for the Season: Summer, July 21, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Pain Management, July 28, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight, Aug. 4, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Healthy Heart, Aug. 11, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Eternally Young Part 1, Aug. 18, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Eternally Young Part 2, Aug. 25, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
  • Eating for the Season: Fall, Sept. 1, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

For more information about the Garden, please visit, and for more information about OCOM, please visit


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