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Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Bethesda, MD

American Association Of Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine

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American Association Of Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine
Our Mission

To promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, in order to enhance public health and well-being.

The AAAOM is a national membership organization of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) practitioners and supporters that serves to advance the profession and practice of AOM. The mission of the AAAOM is to support our members and the AOM community through education, occupational resources, media support, and legislative advocacy in our commitment to facilitate access to the highest quality of healthcare in the United States.

Nationally Recognized Accreditor for AOM Educational Programs

The AAAOM joins the U.S. Department of Education in recognizing ACAOM as the accreditor for AOM educational programs in the U.S. and endorses their academic standards and professional competencies set for the education of acupuncturists. Over sixty institutions throughout the country have achieved the standards of educational excellence by meeting ACAOM’s accreditation requirements. All ACAOM accredited institutions and programs are shaped by a rigorous peer review accreditation process. In this regard, the AAAOM endorses ACAOM’s standards and policies.



Nationally Recognized Examination for the Certification of Competencies

The AAAOM supports the NCCAOM’s nationally recognized examinations, which are accredited by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)’s National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA) as the measure of competence for licensure of acupuncturists in the U.S. The NCCAOM’s national certification standards were established to protect the public from unsafe practitioners and, as a result, the organization must develop and administer reliable, valid, and legally defensible national examinations. Since 1984, NCCAOM has documented the educational eligibility of candidates and has continued to develop and administer national examinations. NCCAOM Diplomates have passed the examinations and have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for safe and effective practice.
Bio
AAAOM's leadership of the profession is achieved through collaborative governance with the State President's Council (SPC) and our national organizations. This holistic management form represents an exciting step for our profession. On September 21, 2009, the eight national organizations, known as the AOM-National Strategic Planning Group (AOM NSPG) agreed on a five-year vision statement declaring that: "By 2014, acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM), an independent, licensed profession, will be fully accessible to the public throughout American health care.”

Formed in 1981, the AAAOM is the national professional association promoting and advancing high ethical, educational, and professional standards in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) in the U.S. AAAOM mission statement: To promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in order to enhance public health and well-being.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Cosmetic Acupuncture  Lifestyle Counseling
 Aromatherapy  CranioSacral Therapy  Massage Therapy
 Auricular Acupuncture  Cupping  Master Tung's Acupuncture
 Dr. Tan's Balance Method  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Moxibustion
 Bodywork  Electro-Acupuncture  Naturopathic Medicine
 Chi-Akra / Facial Acupuncture  Gua Sha  Qigong
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Homeopathic Medicine  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Chiropractic  Japanese Style Acupuncture  Tai Chi Chuan
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)  Korean Hand Acupuncture  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Classical Acupuncture (Van Nghi)  Laboratory Testing  Tuina
 Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)
Certifications
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)