Recent Press Releases


Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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North Carolina’s Outreach Success

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Raleigh, NC - North Carolina's Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine decided to pilot a small outreach project to heighten awareness about acupuncture in the Raleigh- Durham market, but the impact spread much farther than expected. After placing a public service announcement in the state's major daily newspaper, the News & Observer, on National Acupuncture day, efforts focused on engaging local media to cover acupuncture's benefits to get the largest impact at minimal cost. The outreach effort focused on two existing news cycles – the National Institutes of Health's research on acupuncture's efficacy to treat chemotherapy and Read more

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Approves NCCAOM Certification Exams for Veterans’ Reimbursement

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Media Contact:  Mina Larson, or (904) 674-2491

Jacksonville, FL – (February 18, 2008) The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)® has received official approval from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs declaring that U.S. veterans can receive reimbursement for the costs of the NCCAOM certification examinations.  The examinations that qualify for reimbursement are the Acupuncture and Point Location Module, the Foundations of Oriental Medicine Module (FOMM), the Biomedicine Module, and the Chinese Herbology Module. “NCCAOM submitted an application to the Department of Veteran Affairs for veteran reimbursement for the NCCAOM examination costs in order that

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White House Petition to Designate ‘Acupuncturist’ as a Recognized Healthcare Provider

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Goal Achieved! 27,000+ Signatures on the White House Petition


As many of you have heard, the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) community pulled together to achieve the monumental goal of obtaining more than the 25,000 signatures needed to activate the White House Petition to designate 'Acupuncturist' as a recognized healthcare provider under the Social Security Act. A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated in the effort to get the White House Petition signed by the deadline of February 10. The AAAOM, NCCAOM, state associations, individual practitioners, friends and

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NCCAOM® Programs Receive Reaccreditation

Monday, January 7th, 2013

NCCAOM® Programs Receive NCCA Reaccreditation for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Oriental Medicine Certification Programs

Media Contact: Mina Larson

Jacksonville, FL – (January 2, 2013) The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is pleased to announce that it has been granted reaccreditation for its certification programs in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) for a period of five years through August 30, 2017.

NCCAOM first attained NCCA accreditation for its Acupuncture Certification Program in 1991, and the Chinese Herbology Program was

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New Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Acupuncture is Effective for Chronic Pain: New Study Published in Archives of Internal Medicine

A new study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicinereveals that acupuncture is more effective for chronic pain than “sham acupuncture,” which is a placebo version of the treatment. This study has been touted as one of the largest, most rigorous and robust analyses to date on the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments for the amelioration of pain.

This research, an outcomes analysis from 29 randomized controlled trial studies, included nearly 18,000 people being treated for chronic pain from osteoarthritis, headaches, back, or shoulder

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