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About the MAAOM

The Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, founded in 1988, is a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to promoting the safe and effective practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

We are a professional association of trained and experienced acupuncturists and practitioners of oriental medicine, committed to providing the best care to keep our patients balanced, healthy, and strong. We support our members by sponsoring and announcing continuing education events in our field and working together to advance our profession in the state.

Our Mission Statement

   Members of the MAAOM Seek To:

  • Promote the safe and effective practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Michigan.
  • Support regulatory legislation which meets or exceeds NCCAOM standards.
  • Expand public awareness and understanding of the preventive and long-term health benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

State of Michigan Proclamation of AOM Day

Board of Directors

Henry Buchtel President
Gigi Cristache Vice President
Courtney Wilkinson Secretary
Meagan Duggan Treasurer
Vikki Nestico Membership Chair
Andrew Crapo Social Media Chair
1st Annual MAAOM Seminar with Dr. Misha Cohen, OMD, LAc

Dr. Misha Cohen, speaking on "Cancer Support with Acupuncture and Herbs", was the featured speaker at the 1st Annual MAAOM Seminar, held at the Michigan League on June 7 & 8, 2014.


Gov. Granholm, Sen. Hammerstrom, and MAAOM 
Representatives at the signing of Public Act 30 of 2006.

This is a shared success for both acupuncture providers and the people of Michigan, and it represents the State’s desire for new healthcare options.

With (from left to right) Stephanie Johnson of lobbying firm Capitol Services, Inc.; Sen. Beverly Hammerstom; Amy Zaagaman, Chief of Staff to Sen. Hammerstom; Megan Long, Dipl.Ac.; Deborah Lincoln, Dipl.Ac.; and Ellen Hoekstra of Capitol Services, Inc.
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