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  • 13 Feb 2018 10:35 AM | Henry Buchtel (Administrator)


    We are preparing an updated FAQ to reflect the changes to SB 683 as passed by the Senate.



    The below outdated FAQ is offered for reference only:


    MAAOM_SB683_FAQ_18_04_25.pdf



  • 08 Jan 2018 3:23 PM | Mathew Kulas (Administrator)

    You may have been receiving letters in the mail, phone calls, or emails as of late. Make no mistake, we have been reaching out to old members and new alike.


    This is a very important time as on Nov 30, 2017 legislation was introduced to give acupuncturists the full rights and protections of licensure. This legislation will create revenue-neutral regulation of the profession, remove barriers that discourage acupuncturists from moving to and investing in Michigan, and make it possible for insurance companies to cover acupuncture.


    We need your support to make Michigan the 47th state to license acupuncture! Please join our association, donate, and call your representatives. If you're already a member and wish to help, please email us at maaomstaff@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • 11 Oct 2017 10:35 AM | MAAOM Staff (Administrator)

    We are honored to receive the recognition of the Governor in proclaiming Oct. 24, 2017 as "Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Wellness Day" in the state of Michigan!


    Read more about AOM Day at www.AOMDay.org


    Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is supported by a unique international partnership of organizations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. These organizations include professional associations and educational institutions.

     

    Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day offers a rare opportunity to focus attention on the long and rich history of this traditional form of health care.

     

    The MAAOM is participating in this year's Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day by organizing events all over the state, from Traverse City to Grand Rapids to Detroit.


    Find an Acupuncturist in your area by clicking on this link:


    http://michiganacupuncture.org/page-1799802
  • 22 Sep 2017 12:59 PM | MAAOM Staff (Administrator)

    In response to the opioid crisis, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette joined 36 other attorneys general in urging the health care industry to promote the use of physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic as an alternative to opioid drugs for pain.


    The undersigned State Attorneys General are sending you this letter to urge America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) to take proactive steps to encourage your members to review their payment and coverage policies and revise them, as necessary and appropriate, to encourage healthcare providers to prioritize non-opioid pain management options over opioid prescriptions for the treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain.


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    When patients seek treatment for any of the myriad conditions that cause chronic pain, doctors should be encouraged to explore and prescribe effective non-opioid alternatives, ranging from non-opioid medications (such as NSAIDs) to physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care.


    20170918_NAAG-Opioid-Letter-to-AHIP.pdf

  • 07 Jun 2017 10:46 AM | MAAOM Staff (Administrator)

    May, 2017


    The Food and Drug Administration has released new guidelines intended to address the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. For the first time, these guidelines now include a recommendation that physicians educate their patients about the benefits of acupuncture.


    According to the FDA, an effective treatment plan should include non-pharmacological therapies as part of a multidisciplinary approach to chronic and acute pain.


    This recommendation is part of a trend to deal with the opioid crisis by treating non-opioid therapies - like acupuncture - as a first-line treatment for pain. Institutions and organizations like the Joint Commission and the American College of Physicians have also released similar recommendations in the past years.

  • 04 Oct 2016 9:51 PM | MAAOM Staff (Administrator)

    We are honored to receive the recognition of the Governor in proclaiming Oct. 24, 2016 as "Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Wellness Day" in the state of Michigan!


    Read more about AOM Day at www.AOMDay.org


    Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is supported by a unique international partnership of organizations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. These organizations include professional associations and educational institutions.

     

    Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day offers a rare opportunity to focus attention on the long and rich history of this traditional form of health care.

     

    The MAAOM is participating in this year's Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day by organizing events all over the state, from Traverse City to Grand Rapids to Detroit.


    Find an Acupuncturist in your area by clicking on this link:


    http://michiganacupuncture.org/page-1799802

  • 29 Jul 2016 9:23 AM | MAAOM Staff (Administrator)

    Based on BLS data, O*Net online recognizes Acupuncture as a "Bright Outlook" occupation that is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years.

    Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations.


    Every Bright Outlook occupation matches at least one of the following criteria:

    • Projected to grow much faster than average (employment increase of 14% or more) over the period 2014-2024
    • Projected to have 100,000 or more job openings over the period 2014-2024
    • New & Emerging occupation in a high growth industry

    Growth and job openings source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2014-2024 employment projections. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). Projected job openings represent openings due to growth and replacement.


    SOURCE: http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/29-1199.01

  • 29 Jul 2016 8:22 AM | MAAOM Staff (Administrator)


    Spearheaded by NCCAOM®, the New Designation Means Greater Recognition Across Federal Agencies and Access to Programming


    "Earning a distinct Standard Occupational Code for Acupuncturists is a milestone moment for the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession. This event positions acupuncturists for a number of new opportunities," said Kory Ward-Cook, Ph.D., CAE, chief executive officer of NCCAOM. "The classification of 'Acupuncturists' as its own federally-recognized labor category both validates and bolsters the profession and positions the industry for growth."


    The new code for Acupuncturists -- SOC - 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.


    Read the official announcement here: BLS Occupational Code for Acupuncturists



  • 02 Jun 2016 6:39 PM | MAAOM Staff (Administrator)

    Why try acupuncture before pills?


    Here are the facts: there are 17,000 prescription opioid deaths and 80,000 NSAID and acetaminophen-related ER visits per year.


    Acupuncture is a non-addictive, low-cost, and effective treatment for pain.


    Download and share this factsheet from the American Society of Acupuncturists!



    Acupuncture_Before_Opioids.pdf

  • 21 Jan 2016 1:27 AM | Henry Buchtel (Administrator)
    The winter issue of Meridians JAOM, Vol.3, No.1, is now online! Free online access to all AOM state association members. 


    If you are a current MAAOM member, you can download the PDF by logging into this website and clicking on the MEMBERS page.


    Alternately, you may self-register and then log into the MJAOM website.


    All other readers please register with MJAOM, then subscribe to both print and online access (or online access only).


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