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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 logoThe time has come…October 24, 2014 - AOM Day is here! On this remarkable day, practitioners across the globe are celebrating this amazing medicine.

HAPPY AOM DAY to all of you and thank you.

The AOM Day “Because It Works” video contest was a delightful experience. You have been awaiting the results and the votes are in, the winners have been chosen. A special thank you to all of you who participated by producing a video, ‘voting’ or ‘sharing’.

The winners of the 2014 Because It Works video contest are:

First place: Guan-Yuan Jin with “Ace Your Tennis Game with Acupuncture”.



Second place: Robin Green with “Acupuncture works for kids”.



Third place: Tiffany Chiu with “Acupuncture works!”.



Congratulations to winners!

All video entrants deserve accolades for their efforts, as video production from beginning to end is a lot of work!




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.


Acupuncture Promotion & Welfare Society (APS), Pakistan



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