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Autumn 2012

Let the NCCAOM Help You Celebrate AOM Day 2012


The NCCAOM is helping you celebrate AOM Day 2012, scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2012, by publishing your events and announcements on the AOM Day website to promote this special day. With AOM Day right around the corner, please send in your announcements to make it another successful celebration.  The AOM Day website at www.aomday.org is updated frequently to serve as a resource for Diplomates and others to organize participation, post scheduled events, and educate the public about the AOM profession. Every year, the NCCAOM issues a nation-wide press release (available on the AOM Day website) to promote acupuncture and Oriental medicine and AOM Day. Your event will also be promoted via the press release to the media and the public. 


Please submit your event online via the AOM Day website or contact publicrelations@thenccaom.org. In the past, local AOM celebrations have included a free clinic or free treatment for new patients, requesting proclamations from your Governor or Mayor, or sending out press releases to local radio and TV stations and newspapers about announcing AOM Day in local community calendars. You can get more ideas on how to celebrate AOM Day and promote AOM by visting the AOM Day website.  


No matter how you plan to celebrate AOM Day, we would love to work together with you to promote your event by posting it on our AOM Day Calendar of Events. If you like to get involved, visit the AOM Day website, for tips on how to promote the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day 2012. Return to Top

Recent Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain


A new study published last month in the Archives of Internal Medicine demonstrates that acupuncture is more effective for chronic pain than “sham acupuncture,” which is a placebo version of the treatment. This study has been touted as one of the largest, most rigorous and robust analyses to date on the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments for the amelioration of pain.


This study received major news coverage from news entities all over the world, proving that acupuncture has been and will continue to be used for pain management effectively throughout the world. The NCCAOM used the momentum created by this important news to send out a nation-wide press release to promote the safe and effective practice of acupuncture by NCCAOM certified Diplomates with special attention to how to find a certified Diplomate via the NCCAOM website. You can read the press release via the NCCAOM website


We have received multiple inquiries and hits to our Find a Practitioner Directory. Please remember that we cannot promote you on the NCCAOM website if you are not listed in our directory. To update your Diplomate profile, please visit the NCCAOM website or contact info@thenccaom.org.  Return to Top

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare Documentary Opening October 5


In the wake of the Presidential Election, a new movie has been released that opens eyes to the dire need of patient care and complementary and alternative medicine to be included in the U.S. healthcare system. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, a documentary by Directors Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemkewhich has already received media attention from the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune and many other media sources.


The film follows the dramatic human stories of individuals fighting to transform healthcare, from the highest levels of medicine, industry, and government to those in the U.S. military. As AOM Day approaches on October 24, Escape Fire is making its rounds in theaters all over the country and it has already gathered support from those in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine community. According to one NCCAOM Diplomate in Massachusetts who watched the screening recently, audience members were moved by this documentary and the need for acupuncture services in the U.S. healthcare system. The full release is slated for this Friday, October 5. For more information on viewing locations and to watch the trailer, please visit the documentary website.Return to Top

In This Issue
Bullet Let the NCCAOM Help You Celebrate AOM Day 2012
Bullet Recent Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain
Bullet Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare Documentary Opening October 5
Do you have an event or activity planned for AOM Day 2012?
Yes - I am planning on hosting an event or activity for AOM Day
No - I have no plans to promote AOM Day
Undecided - I do not have plans yet to promote AOM Day
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