Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Organizations

CCAOM-Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Telephone: (301) 476-7790
Fax: (301) 476-7792
3909 National Drive, Suite #125
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Formed in 1982, CAAOM develops academic and clinical guidelines and core curriculum requirements for Master’s and Doctoral programs in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

CAOMEC-California Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Education Committee
Telephone: (619) 574-6909 Ext. 129
This committee consists of all U.S. colleges approved to sit for California acupuncture licensure. The committee provides educational advice to the Acupuncture Board on issues dealing with education, examination and regulatory issues.

AAOM-American Association of Oriental Medicine
P. O. Box 162340, Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 443-4770
(916) 443-4766 FAX
(866) 455-7999 Toll-Free
Founded in 1981, it is the oldest organization representing licensed acupuncturists and students along with Oriental Medical Schools and acupuncture related businesses. It upholds ethical and well-regulated standards for practice and lobbies for legislation to advance the profession.

AAAOM-American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
P.O. Box 738
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Tel: (253) 238-8134
Fax: (866) 698-8994
The AOMAlliance is a membership organization dedicated to improving the health of the American public through acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

ACAOM-Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Telephone: (952) 212-2434
8941 Aztec Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Evaluates and accredits programs in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

NCCAOM-National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Telephone: (703) 548-9004
Fax: (703) 548-9079
11 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
National organization that certifies acupuncturists in Oriental Medicine, Herbs, and Body Therapy.

CSOMA-California State Oriental Medicine Association
Telephone: (800) 477-4564
Professional organization formed with the merger of CSOM and CAAOM. Protect, promote and advance traditional Chinese medicine. Creates, organizes and sponsors legislation.

ASNY-Acupuncture Society of New York
Telephone/Fax: (914) 923-0632
1858 Pleasantville Road, Suite 112
Briarcliff, NY 10510-1038
Formed in 1990, ASNY promotes the growth and preserves the integrity of the acupuncture profession in New York. Creates, organizes and sponsors legislation.

ILAAOM-Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Telephone: (312) 850-4849
5315 North Clark Street, Suite 611
Chicago, Illinois 60640-2113
The Illinois State Acupuncture Association (ISAA) is a not-for-profit organization whose members are Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practitioners, students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, allied health practitioners, and others interested in the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the State of Illinois.

CSAOM-California Students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Telephone: (925) 258-0973
Student organization formed to provide students with a voice in professional and statewide licensing and examination issues affecting the field of acupuncture.

AAC-American Acupuncture Council
Telephone: (800) 838-0383
Provides malpractice insurance.

Society for Acupuncture Research
Telephone: (301) 571-0624
PMB 106-241
4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-2143
Our mission is to promote scientifically sound inquiries into the clinical efficacy, physiological mechanisms, patterns of use and theoretical foundations of acupuncture, herbal therapy and other modalities of Oriental medicine.

International Foundation of Oriental Medicine
42-62 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11355

NADA-National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
Telephone: (888) 765-6232 or (360) 254-0186
Fax: (360) 260-8620
P.O. Box 1927
Vancouver, WA 98668-1927

National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics
16055 Ventura Blvd., Suite 470
Encino, CA 91346

SAA-Sports Acupuncture Association
Telephone: (541) 488-5719

National Sports Acupuncture Association
Telephone/Fax: (206) 374-2505

The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)
Telephone: (970) 266-0666
Fax: (970) 266-0777
P.O. Box 271395
Ft. Collins, CO 80527-1395
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of veterinary acupuncture as an integral part of the total veterinary health care delivery system. The Society endeavors to establish uniformly high standards of veterinary acupuncture through its educational programs and accreditation examination. IVAS seeks to integrate veterinary acupuncture and the practice of western veterinary science, while also noting that the science of veterinary acupuncture does not overlook allied health systems, such as homeopathy, herbology, nutrition, chiropractic, kinesiology, etc.

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