Having regulatory and professional resources at your disposal can be a valuable asset in navigating or charting your new career. Here are some useful links to important organizations in our field.
ACAHM 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.
The AAAOM exists to promote the professional field of acupuncture and oriental medicine, as a distinct primary care field of medicine. It supports legislative and public policy changes, community partnerships, and public awareness. Students members are welcome and encouraged to become involved.
This site provides all the information needed to obtain licensure as an acupuncturist in the State of California.
CCAHM promotes acupuncture and herbal medicine by pursuing educational excellence within the field. Information regarding the Clean Needle Technique (CNT) course is available at this site.
NCCAOM offers national board certification in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Asian Bodywork Therapy. NCCAOM Certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the profession.
Additional National Organizations
5820 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (323) 937-5514; Fax: (323) 937-0059
P.O. Box 419
Hygiene, CO 80533-0419
Tel: (303) 772-6726
Laurel Oak Corporate Center, Suite 408
1010 Haddenfield-Berlin Rd.
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Tel: (609) 782-1616; Fax: (609) 782-1653
1217 Washington Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
Tel: (707) 942-9380; Fax (707) 942-8242
P.O. Box 1927
Vancouver, WA 98668-1927
Tel: (888) 765-6232; Fax: (360) 260-8620
P.O. Box 2271
Gig Harbor, WA 98335-4271
Tel: (253) 851-6538; Fax: (253) 851-6883
2021 Ygnacio Valley Road, Building D
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-2143
Tel: (301) 571-0624