National  Health Information Center 

Health Information Resource Database

[Inclusion of an information resource in this database does not imply endorsement
by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.]

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Contact Information

9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814

1-866-455-7999 (Voice - Toll-free),

Internet Resources


The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) was formed in 1981 to be the unifying force for American acupuncturists committed to high ethical and educational standards, and a well-regulated profession to ensure the safety of the public. There was a split in our profession in 1993, when two organizations formed: The American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and the AOM Alliance. On February 1, 2007, the two organizations again reunited to form a new organization, The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). By taking the name of the organization that split in 1993, the new organization has signaled that events of the past that led to the division have been resolved, and that a new era in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine leadership has arrived.


Publications include: The American Acupuncturist (quarterly professional publication).


You may search for other related entries in the database under the following topics.


The Acupuncture Alliance has membership categories for professional members (licensed, registered or certified acupuncturists or Oriental medicine practitioners), acupuncture and Oriental medicine students, associates (other health care providers), consumers, colleges and commercial members.


Date Entered: 1/1/1998
Date Edited: 7/5/2013
Date Revised: 8/2/2004
Health Referral Number: HR2824
Accession Number:

back buttonNHIC Home Page