Since 1982, NCCAOM has pursued the singular mission of advancing the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This year, we are seizing the opportunity to advance our mission by leading efforts to bring together nationally board-certified practitioners in celebration of the 16th annual Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 – and we invite you to join the national discussion.
Rather than limiting a conversation about the progress, promise and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to a single day, however, NCCAOM will be coordinating a week-long social media celebration for our members and the public. Our vision is to:
Spread awareness about AOM Day 2018
Promote national, evidence-based standards of competence and credentialing
Share NCCAOM nationally board-certified practitioner stories that showcase how acupuncture or other Oriental medicines have helped patients relieve pain and live a better quality of life
We believe that this year’s observance of AOM Day is more than a celebration of the industry and its practitioners. In fact, AOM Day 2018 is a call to action to address the U.S. pain epidemic by reducing the raging abuse of prescription and illicitly obtained opioids as well as over-the-counter pain relievers through the adoption of AOM. We also believe that a weeklong AOM Day 2018 social media campaign can serve as a public service, alerting military veterans that AOM treatments could significantly and positively impact their lives and provide a safe alternative to opioids prescribed to address mental and physical trauma.
But to achieve this vision for AOM Day 2018, we are relying on our nationwide network to participate in our social media campaign! We have made it easy for you to transform your social media channels into expressions of AOM education and advocacy by developing a social media tool kit for you to follow.
Here you will find sample social media posts spanning Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. We recommend beginning to socialize these posts across your social channels on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2018, culminating in AOM Day 2018. Of course, you are free to use this social media tool kit as a launch pad for your own social activities. Please tag @NCCAOM_Official and use #AOMDay2018 on all posts so we can track momentum and share your success stories as well.
With your help, NCCAOM is confident we will be able to further the continued advancement of acupuncture and Oriental medicine and make this year’s celebration of AOM Day the biggest and best yet.
Here’s to a successful 16th annual Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day and helping patients lead fuller, healthier and pain-free lives!