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CEO Archive December 2014

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Archived CEO

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Diplomate Spotlight: Judy Kodela, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Question: What attracted you to the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine? Answer: My ideas on health & medicine were never conventional, so when it came to my own health, I looked for options outside of western medicine. When I started taking Taiji class (Taiji (Tai Chi) is a healing martial art that combines many martial arts movements with Qi (energy) circulation, breathing, and stretching techniques) in 1992 it felt amazingly natural to me and I realized there was much more to it, especially when my own health was improving. This led me to intensive training in Qigong healing & therapy.(more Read more

Important Announcements

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

NCCAOM Policy Changes

What’s New in 2015

Please note that the policy changes below were announced in the Diplomate Webinar, NCCAOM® Recertification Handbook and the NCCAOM website since last year. The information below is a recap of the policy changes that take effect this year in case you have missed them or need a reminder. For a quick view of the 2015 NCCAOM Recertification Program refer to the Recertification At-a-Glance. Recertification Program Changes As of January 1, 2015: 
  • The Recertification Application fee is $250.00 per certification program as of January 1, 2015.
  • The core domain of acupuncture and Oriental medicine coursework has
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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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