Recent Press Releases

NCCAOM Receives Registration for Certification Trademarks by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Jacksonville, FL – NCCAOM is pleased to announce that it has received registration on all four of its Diplomate certification trademarks from the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). This registration means that only active NCCAOM Diplomates can exclusively use these credentials to identify and promote their certification. In order to ensure proper compliance of USPTO registration laws and regulations, NCCAOM Diplomates should now list their NCCAOM credentials exactly as they appear below:   “It is important that all NCCAOM Diplomates proudly and properly display their credentials to their patients, peers and the public as they symbolize an Read more

National Herbal Medicine Week Established to Celebrate the Safe and Effective Practice of Herbal Therapies for Thousands of Years

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012


Jacksonville, FL and Bethesda, MD – The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and the American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) are pleased to join in the promotion of National Herbal Medicine Week from May 1-7, 2012 sponsored by the AAAOM, in recognition of the diversity of all ancient and modern herbal traditions worldwide. National Herbal Medicine Week is a time of year when practitioners, consumers, and organizational leaders join in the opportunity to share their knowledge and highlight the strength of this gentle and effective treatment. As

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Importance of NCCAOM certification mentioned on Dr. Oz Show

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The NCCAOM celebrated Leap Day 2012 with a segment on the popular Dr. Oz Show featuring the benefits of Chinese herbal medicine. NCCAOM Diplomate Janet Tsai, Dipl. Ac. & Dipl. C.H. (NCCAOM) was interviewed by Dr. Oz as she demonstrated the many benefits of Chinese herbs to include relief from fatigue and stress. The segment was devoted to bringing awareness of the power of Chinese herbs to combat various disorders. Dr. Oz and Diplomate Janet Tsai stressed to their viewers the importance of seeking a practitioner who holds an NCCAOM certification in Chinese Herbology or Oriental Medicine and is licensed Read more

CBS Morning Show Airs News Segment on Latest Research Study Promoting Acupuncture for Treatment of Migraines

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Through the referral  of the AAAOM , the NCCAOM responded to a media inquiry from a producer with the CBS Morning Show working on a news segment regarding a recent acupuncture study that revealed the benefits of acupuncture, versus sham, in treating migraine headaches. The NCCAOM was able to provide the CBS Morning Show with information about the benefits of acupuncture, NIH study that documented consumer growth of acupuncture as well as footage of acupuncture treatment courtesy of two NCCAOM Diplomates; a mother and daughter acupuncture team in San Diego, CA – Judith and Lia Andrews at more

Chinese Herbology Practiced Safely by Certified and Licensed Acupuncturists

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Jacksonville, FL and Sacramento, CA – The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) are responding to a recent PBS program, which featured the report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office titled “Herbal Dietary Supplements: Examples of Deceptive or Questionable Marketing Practices and Potentially Dangerous Advice”, authored by Gregory D. Kutz. The report stressed the importance of consumers seeking qualified practitioners for herbal treatment due the possibility of adverse drug interactions and the use of inferior herbs. Unfortunately, the report omitted that there are thousands of highly Read more

The Safety of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Friday, October 8th, 2010

We, at the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), are very proud of the outstanding safety record acupuncture and Oriental Medical practices have achieved over the long history of their use in our country. We take any reports of adverse effects from acupuncture, especially reports of deaths, very seriously and note that not a single death has been reported to result from acupuncture in the US. While promoters of most medical practices would consider a world-wide average of less than 2 deaths out of tens of millions Read more

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