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Acupuncture Organizations, U.S.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Professionals
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master's-level programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession.

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
The purpose of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is to promote the integration of concepts from traditional and modern forms of acupuncture with Western medical training and thereby synthesize a more comprehensive approach to health care.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine National Coalition
The mission of the AOMNC as the primary voice of 'qualified licensees' is to advance acupuncture and Oriental medicine by promoting its full acceptance in every healthcare arena -- private and governmental.

American Association of Oriental Medicine
To promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in order to enhance public health and well-being.

American Chinese Medicine Association
Dedicated to the integrity, efficacy, safety, excellence, and advancement of Chinese Medicine by adhering to the highest standards of Chinese Medicine -- Chinese Medicine Doctor (CMD) Standards -- on all issues relating to Chinese Medicine.

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia
A non-profit, professional membership organization representing instructors, practitioners, schools and programs, and students of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT).

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The Council is a 501(c)(6) voluntary membership association for acupuncture schools and programs in the U.S. Established in 1982, the Council’s primary mission is to advance AOM by promoting educational excellence in the field.

Federation of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Regulatory Agencies
Your primary connection to the acupuncture and oriental medicine community. A forum for state regulatory agencies to come together in a collegial environment to discuss regulatory issues and common regulatory problems.

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association is a nonprofit association that conducts training and provides public education about the use of acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for addictions and mental disorders.

National Acupuncture Foundation
Dedicated to the advancement of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and the promotion of integrative therapies into the American healthcare system.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), established in 1982 as a non-profit organization currently operates under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the NCCAOM is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public.

National Oriental Medicine Accreditation Agency
NOMAA is the only accrediting agency in the United States advocating the first professional doctor of oriental medicine as the standard for acupuncture and Oriental medical training. NOMAA, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 educational corporation, was established in 2000 for the sole purpose of improving Oriental medical education.

Society for Acupuncture Research
Our mission is to promote, advance and disseminate scientific inquiry into Oriental medicine systems, which include acupuncture, herbal therapy and other modalities. We value quantitative and qualitative research addressing clinical efficacy, physiological mechanisms, patterns of use and theoretical foundations.


Herb, Herbal Products, Herbalist Resources

The Chinese Herb Academy
The Chinese Herb Academy is a privately run organization that was founded in 1999 in order to create an online vehicle for the critical examination of Chinese Herbal Medicine and other forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). This website provides information and services for both the public and healthcare professionals interested in Chinese Herbs, Chinese Medicine, Herb Information, Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, and related topics.

The Herb Society of America
The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

American Herbalists Guild
A non-profit, educational organization representing the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. Our primary goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism.

American Herbal Products Association
The national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry.


QiGong Resources

National Qigong (Chi Kung) Association USA
The National Qigong Association is the premier membership organization. We are an umbrella for all groups, schools, enthusiasts. Western or Eastern. Ancient or Modern. We are the primary group for networking and coordinating students, teachers, supporters and professionals.

Qigong Association
Qigong Association of America. Qigong is a self-healing art that combines movement and meditation. Visualizations are employed to enhance the mind/body connection and assist healing. Regular practice of qigong can: prevent and treat illness, reduce stress - establish balance, integrate mind/body/spirit - bring peace.


Veterinary Acupuncture Resources

American Academy of Veterinary Medical Acupuncture
The only veterinary acupuncture program dedicated to teaching acupuncture from a scientific, rational, and evidence-based standpoint.

American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
A source for communication, continuing education, and support for Veterinary Acupuncturists in the United States.

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) is 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.


Acupuncture, Medical Publications, and Online Information

Online access to the largest database of English research references and/or citations related to acupuncture.

Acupuncture . acuxo
the number one online acupuncture resource on the Internet. Borne from university research, has been one of the most visited acupuncture web sites for many years and has garnered many prestigious awards. Most recently, acuxo was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant to for further development of the Acupuncture Decision Engine.

The American Journal of Chinese Medicine (AJCM)
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, which is defined in its broadest sense possible, publishes original articles and essays related to traditional or ethnomedicine of all cultures.

Blue Poppy Enterprises
Blue Poppy Press, a division of Blue Poppy Enterprises, is the world's largest English language publisher specializing in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Started in 1982 with a single title, Blue Poppy Press now publishes over 80 titles, from translations of pre-modern masters to new contemporary clinical manuals that help provide the bridge between Western and Chinese medicine.

Chinese Medical Journal
The Chinese Medical Journal (CMJ) is published semimonthly in English by the Chinese Medical Association, and is a peer reviewed general medical journal for all doctors, researchers, and health workers regardless of their medical specialty or type of employment. Established in 1887, it is the oldest medical periodical in China and is distributed worldwide.

Chinese Medicine Times
Welcome to the Chinese Medicine Times (CMT) network. The CMT network includes the ejournal, forum and the online encyclopedia for Chinese medicine and acupuncture, CMTpedia. The ejournal covers all aspects of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine. There are five issues a year, which are delivered free to over 18,000 practitioners and students worldwide. Learn more about this ancient healing art by becoming a subscriber today and enter your email address in the box below.

Chinese Medicine Tools
Chinese medicine and acupuncture social community.

Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies: FACT
A quarterly review journal that aims to present the evidence on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in an analytical and impartial manner. FACT systematically searches the world literature to uncover articles on CAM research. It provides a comprehensive overview of the new research, as well as structured summaries and critical appraisals of the most important factual papers. FACT saves its readers time and makes it possible to keep abreast of all the new research data related to CAM.

International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture
This was the first English-language journal aimed at improving practitioners' clinical skills. In its pages practitioners will find practical information that can be invaluable in their clinical practice. Most of the articles are from China, and they report on diseases that are commonly seen in Western acupuncture practice. Although the journal has a clinical bent, such topics as acupuncture theory and mechanism research are regularly covered, together with papers that help to integrate acupuncture into conventional medical practice.

Journal of Chinese Medicine
The Journal of Chinese Medicine was established in 1979 by Peter Deadman, and has been published continuously since then. It has played a vital role in raising the standards of education and practice in Chinese medicine throughout the English-speaking world. Since 2001 the journal website has been offering the very best Chinese medicine books for sale on our website and in March 2005 greatly expanded the range of online products to include herbs, acupuncture supplies and specialist teas.

Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
One of the largest circulation journals in health science in the world. Specializing in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). We are 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health library of medicine. World's largest medical library.

Medical Acupuncture Journal
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture online journal.

Qi - The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness
Articles and tidbits on traditional Chinese medicine and exercise as well as cultural tidbits, language and history. Large selection of educational materials.

Medical Employment

Medical Staffing and Employment, Los Angeles, L.A.
Marilyn Taylor Medical Personnel is a Los Angeles area medical and dental employment agency offering staffing solutions for doctors and dentists.


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