This column will help keep you updated and informed about the newest developments at the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The AAAOM "was formed in 1981 to be the unifying force for American acupuncturists committed to high ethical and educational standards, and a well-regulated profession to ensure the safety of the public.

According to the AAAOM, "there was a split in our profession in 1993, when two organizations formed: The American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and the AOM Alliance. On February 1, 2007, the two organizations again reunited to form a new organization, The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). By taking the name of the organization that split in 1993, the new organization has signaled that events of the past that led to the division have been resolved, and that a new era in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine leadership has arrived."

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Previous Articles

Partnerships Leverage Power for Our Profession
December, 2013 (Vol. 14, Issue 12)
AAAOM Postpones Annual Membership Conference, Leadership Meeting To Be Held
March, 2012 (Vol. 13, Issue 03)
AAAOM Calls For New Board Members For 2012 Election
December, 2011 (Vol. 12, Issue 12)
Cost-Effective Essential Health Benefits: Expanding Consumer Choice and Access to Care with Acupuncture
September, 2011 (Vol. 12, Issue 09)
Facing AOM Challenges with Your Support
March, 2011 (Vol. 12, Issue 03)
Changing of the Guard
August, 2010 (Vol. 11, Issue 08)
Taking the Time To Give Back
June, 2010 (Vol. 11, Issue 06)
Professional Organization Membership and You
April, 2010 (Vol. 11, Issue 04)
AAAOM Answers Acupuncture Critics
March, 2010 (Vol. 11, Issue 03)
AAAOM a Hit at National Foundation for Women Legislators' Convention
January, 2010 (Vol. 11, Issue 01)
Change AOM Can Believe In
October, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 10)
AOM in U.S. Health Care Reform
June, 2009 (Vol. 10, Issue 06)
2008 Conference, Electronic Voting, Practitioner Databank and More!
August, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 08)
What’s New Under the Sun
June, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 06)
Starting Off the New Year With New Goals
February, 2008 (Vol. 09, Issue 02)

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