To The Point!
AOMAM November Newsletter
In This Issue
- Annual Membership Meeting
- CEU Class - "Capturing the Attention of the Press"
- Call for new AOMAM Board members
- Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Expand Acupuncture & Video
- KFAI Podcast Now Available "Fire Your Pain Pill - Hire Your Acupuncturist!"
- NWHSU Legislative Bootcamp
- Monthly Membership Options
- Support GoFundMe campaign
- National Fundraiser with Acupunture Now Foundation
Annual Membership Meeting & CEU Class
Sunday, Nov. 15th, 11am-2pm
AAAOM 1925 W County Rd B2, Roseville, MN 55113
It's that time of year again for our annual membership meeting!
This year's line up includes a CEU class from 11:00 to 12:30pm followed by lunch and the general membership annual meeting until 2:00pm.
- Topic: Capturing the Attention of the Press
- Presenter: Rita McCormick "McCormick Marketing Communication"
$25 members, $15 students, $50 non-members
*This class will be available in video format as well
Call for new AOMAM Board Members
Interested in joining the Board of Directors at AOMAM? We are currently looking for new board members and volunteers to help organize and chair some of our committees.
This is a great way to get involved and know other active members of our profession!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application, or go online to download an application.
Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Expand Acupuncture Access to Servicemembers, Veterans, and Seniors
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the Acupuncture for Heroes and Seniors Act. The bill permits members of the uniformed services access to qualified acupuncturist services without the requirement of a referral and requires that acupuncture services be offered to all veterans. The bill also ensures that qualified acupuncturist services are covered by Medicare so that seniors have another effective treatment option available to them. In addition to increasing access, the bill recognizes the important contributions of this medical field and makes acupuncturists eligible for appointments as Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces and in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
“Traditional Asian medicine has been treating a range of health problems for thousands of years. In fact, this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine went to a discovery that was rooted in Asian medicine. So it is no surprise that American demand for acupuncture to help with chronic pain, mental health issues, substance abuse, migraines, respiratory disorders, side effects from cancer, and many more illnesses has been increasing over the years. The Affordable Care Act helped to increase access by allowing acupuncture to be included in state health exchanges, but we must do more. It is my goal to make this treatment available to all Americans, which is why I introduced this bill today. Seniors, service members, and veterans should not be denied the benefits of acupuncture because it is not covered by their health insurance. We should be doing everything we can to help these respected communities, instead of taking options off the table. This bill will not only help connect more Americans to the care they need, but it will also continue efforts to educate others on how effective acupuncture and Asian medicine are as alternatives or complements to Western medicine.”
NWHSU Legislative Bootcamp
Thursday, Nov. 12th, 12-1pm
2501 West 84th Street
AOMAM Monthly Membership Options
We are pleased to announce another membership option to better serve our practitioners!
Our website now includes a monthly membership option, in addition to the standard options. The monthly option is $13.00 per month and is a re-occuring subscription for one year.
Go to the Join Us section of our website to update your account today!
GoFundMe - Help Us Fundraise!
Help us heal you. Acupuncture for all.
Donate Here: http://www.gofundme.com/aomam-org
Licensed acupuncturists in Minnesota are nationally board certified medical practitioners, licensed by the Board of Medical Practice.
- Acupuncture is the insertion of any solid core needle into the body that is intended to elicit a therapeutic response.
- No other professional is as highly trained in all strategies for using acupuncture than a Licensed Acupuncturist.
- Acupuncture has been proven to effectively treat acute and chronic health conditions and diseases. It is less expensive and less invasive than many other standards of care.
- Acupuncturists are one of the only medical professionals trained in true preventive care including nutrition and lifestyle practices.
- The expertise of acupuncturists is highly recognized and they are being integrated by the top medical facilities in the country including serving our troops in our military hospitals.
- The Joint Commission recognizes acupuncture as a more effective resource for pain management than drug therapy.
The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota (AOMAM) is a non-profit, professional organization of Licensed Acupuncturists who are dedicated to promoting the benefits of Acupuncture to all Minnesotans. We are educating our representatives and advocating for safe and affordable holistic healthcare via acupuncture.
HERE’S WHERE YOU COME IN! Your donation will help AOMAM do the following:
- Educate the public on the distinct benefits that only acupuncturists are trained to provide
- Ensure that patients are treated safely and effectively by Licensed Acupuncturists.
- Ensure acupuncture is covered by insurance companies to make it affordable for all acute and chronic conditions.
- Enable state representatives and professional colleagues to better understand that qualified integrative medical resources are available for better patient care today!
Make healthcare more accessible for you and your family! Make a donation today to help us reach our goal! Thank you.
Donate Here: http://www.gofundme.com/aomam-org
**Donations to this campaign are not eligible for tax deductions.
National Fundraiser with Acupuncture Now Foundation
Bonnie Bolash is currently raising money for a national campaign on acupuncture through the Acupunture Now Foundation. Interested in donating? Click the link below!
Here's more info:
What do infants in a leading university hospital, elite athletes, combat soldiers and veterans, cancer patients having chemotherapy, recovering drug users and race horses all have in common? They have all been helped with acupuncture. The problem is few people are aware of the wide range of conditions for which acupuncture has been shown to be effective. The ANF is out to change that. We are the one organization dedicating ourselves to educating the public about acupuncture but we need to raise the money to do so. Our goal is to raise $85,000 to continue and build upon our public education campaigns throughout the rest of 2015. We believe a well-run series of campaigns could double the number of people seeking acupuncture in five years and create jobs for Acupuncturists in mainstream institutions.
Over the past several months, the all-volunteer ANF team has been reaching-out to the acupuncture community to explain our mission and build bridges with existing organizations. We have also been in contact with communications/public relations consultants to help improve our educational outreach campaigns. Only through a well-orchestrated series of campaigns tailored to the general public, health care professionals, and health policymakers will we be able to accomplish the goal of seeing acupuncture reach its true potential as a health care resource.