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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

An estimated 36% of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health. When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons is included in the definition of CAM, the number of U.S. adults using some form of CAM in the past year rises to 62%. Among the common CAM practices identified by the survey were acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, tai chi and qi gong. (more)...


Contest logoTime sure does fly by when you're having fun! It seemed like we'd just gotten started on August 1st, but all good things must come to an end until next time… The Video Contest “Because It Works” is now officially closed. Some of the videos entered were the very first video productions by those attendees! All video entrants deserve accolades for their efforts, as video production from beginning to end is a lot of work!

The top three contestants will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced on AOM Day – October 24. The NCCAOM wishes to thank each and every one of you who participated by entering the contest, voting for your favorite videos and sharing your opinion.

Click button below to see the five semi-finalists chosen by fan votes.




Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is supported through a unique international partnership of organizations including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Pakistan. The partnership includes professional associations, research organizations and educational institutions.


American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia


The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine


National Guild of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine




Acupuncture Media Works


Council of State Associations