Welcome to AOMAM
The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota (AOMAM) is the only statewide professional association for licensed practitioners of Oriental medicine. We are committed to advancing acupuncture and Oriental medicine as a means for enhancing health and well-being.
The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota, Inc. is organized within section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
We operate from these beliefs:
Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Expand Acupuncture Access to Service members, 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.”