Your membership in the Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is the best way to stay informed about our profession and new developments that can impact your business! Benefits include:
Strength in Numbers
We currently have less than 15 percent of Ohio licensed acupuncturists as members of OAAOM. This seriously limits our ability to work on issues important to our profession both locally and nationally. Chiropractors and Physical Therapists have much higher participation percentages with bigger budgets and political impact.
We Educate the Public
We sponsor media campaigns intended to educate and expand public awareness of the benefits of acupuncture and oriental medicine. We communicate our message via radio, press, television and social media.
We Work on Legislative Issues
Your voice matters! Through the work of OAAOM, herbal therapy was added as a part of our scope of practice in Ohio for Oriental Medicine Practitioners, and Ohio Medicaid added acupuncture as a covered benefit – one of the first in the nation. We continue to monitor legislative issues related to acupuncture in Ohio and the nation.
We Promote Your Practice
We include your practice information on our website as part of your membership fee. You are also automatically included as a member of Acupuncture Society of America (ASA), the nation’s most comprehensive acupuncture society. As a member of ASA, OAAOM and you have access to some of the most up to date articles and relevant information about our profession.
We strive to offer seminars of special interest to our members. Please let us know what you’d like to see offered. Members receive discounted rates at our hosted classes.
Our conferences and meetings are a good place to meet and socialize with colleagues.
Our Facebook page is a way to find interesting information regarding Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Ohio and to network with other members.
We Offer Seminars, Learning Opportunities& Community
5% discounts from Lhasa OMS, Blue Poppy, Helio, and Redwing Books
Discounts on Continuing Education Classes