Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine News and Resource Center

picture4Welcome to NCCAOM’s Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM ) News and Resource Center. The growing interest in the development of complementary and alternative ways to treat mind and body seems to be demonstrated by the increase in public demand in the United States in the last two decades. Acupuncture and other traditional Oriental medicine therapies are gaining popularity at a rapid rate.



Knowledge is power when it comes to making informed healthcare decisions.This section is an excellent source for consumers to learn how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help alleviate or relieve different health conditions and the NCCAOM Find a Practitioner Directory will help to locate NCCAOM certified acupuncturists and practitioners of Oriental medicine who are in good standing throughout the nation and worldwide.

picture1News articles and research/ study articles in this section are sorted by health condition in chronological order and have previously been published in other media publications or websites. We would love to hear your feedback and we would also encourage you to share any previously published articles that promote AOM to feature in this section. For more information, please contact Olga Cox.


Research into acupuncture as a medical treatment has grown exponentially in the past 20 years, increasing at twice the rate of research into conventional biomedicine. Over this period, there have been over 13,000 studies conducted in 60 countries, including hundreds of meta-analyses summarizing the results of thousands of human and animal studies.1 A wide-variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain and cancer.

Did you know? Evidence Based Acupuncture is developing fully referenced evidence summaries on a variety of clinical areas. These are available for free, both as on our website and as a professionally designed PDF download. Here are a few of our latest:

Acupuncture Overview of Evidence
Acupuncture for Pain
Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis
Acupuncture for Cancer Pain
Acupuncture for Anxiety
Acupuncture Safety