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Daniel Jiao, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)

The NCCAOM Consumer Homepage is devoted to providing information to the public about the benefits of seeking acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) treatment via an NCCAOM certified Diplomate. For this purpose, we have dedicated a page to each of NCCAOM’s four certification programs and its Diplomates: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Oriental Medicine, and Asian Bodywork Therapy. We encourage you to access the links below to find out more about each of these unique programs and the thousands of Diplomates who have demonstrated competencies through national certification.

Over the past 25 years, acupuncture and Oriental medicine has become increasingly popular in the United States. The phrase “Oriental medicine” is now important because it encompasses a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, Chinese herbology and Asian bodywork therapies such as acupressure, shiatsu, and Thai medical bodywork therapy. Healthcare consumers are often surprised to discover that an estimated 36% of U.S. adults use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As evidenced by the increased number of NCCAOM certified practitioners in the U.S over just the past five years, acupuncture has become one of the most common forms of CAM. For more information on the NIH study, please go to the NCCAOM press release .

Throughout the past several decades, the NCCAOM has partnered with other national acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) organizations to advance AOM through regulatory affairs, research, and public relations. This has benefited in more recognition so that the medicine’s benefits would one day be accessed by all who seek it. The organizations listed below have continued to educate and inform the public about the benefits of AOM.

Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC)
3345 59th Avenue Southwest,
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 932-5799
www.accahc.org 

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
7501 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 760
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 313-0855
www.ACAOM.org

Acupuncturists Without Borders
37 Kelly Lynn Drive
Sandia Park, NM 87047
(505) 286-0111
www.acuwithoutborders.org

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
P.O. Box 162340
Sacramento, CA 95816
(866) 455-7999
www.aaaomonline.org

American Organization for the Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)
Laurel Oak Corporate Center
Suite 408
1010 Haddenfield-Berlin Rd
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 782-1616
www.aobta.org

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
7501 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 820,
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 313-0868
www.CCAOM.org

National Acupuncture Foundation (NAF)
P.O. Box 137
Chaplin, CT 06235
(860) 455-4424
www.nationalacupuncturefoundation.org

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike,
Bethesda, MD 20892
http://nccam.nih.gov/

Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)
www.acupunctureresearch.org

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