Recent Press Releases

Alert on Fraudulent Websites Claiming to Offer Services for NCCAOM Certification or NCCAOM® Exam Preparation

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Jacksonville, FL – Adhering to our mission of public safety, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) would like to alert all stakeholders that certain entities are claiming to offer services via the internet for the preparation of the NCCAOM exams or assistance with the NCCAOM certification. Please be aware that the NCCAOM does not have any formal affiliation or agreement with any third-party certification assistance organizations or any organizations claiming affiliation with the NCCAOM. The NCCAOM is aware that misleading and inaccurate information has been posted on certain websites claiming a special relationship or affiliation with the NCCAOM, Read more

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

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