Minnesota Acupuncture Association

News and Updates


Opioids, To The Point! CEU October 30th, 2016

  Held at AAAOM, 1925 W County Road B2 Roseville MN 55113,  

12:00-1:00PM   "Opioids To The Point!" Lecture
"An Acupuncturist's response to common opioid statistics and media coverage."
Speakers: Adam Reinstein L.Ac and Justin Heesaaker L.Ac DAOM.
Key points of this center around: pain management, opioid safety, non-pharmacological interventions, prevention and education, patient           advocacy and how to communicate with other providers.


This event will be recorded and available for CEUs at a later time online, pending NCCAOM approval.
1.0 CEU for Ethics.


1:00 - 2:30PM  Minnesota Acupuncture Association "Annual Membership Meeting"
 Same location following Class.

Agenda topics include:

- DHS Billing Updates
- Upcoming Legislative bills drafted
- Key Rep's we need targeted & assist with campaigns
- Voting in new board members
- 2017 budget & fundraising goals
- Upcoming membership drives & future events

        Legislative Update

Leading into our next legislative efforts and lobby days, we will be hosting "Legislative Bootcamps" at AAAOM and NWHSU for both students and practitioners to meet, discuss goals, and leave with our updated marketing materials and handouts to use as talking points when meeting with your district representatives.


New 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 reoccurring subscription for one year. 


Business Membership Options

Business / Institutional Membership - $150.00 

Who qualifies? Any business or institution that supports the interests of the AOMAM. 

Included in this membership option is the placement of your business logo for up to one year of your sign up date. 

We will feature your Business / Institutions logo as official sponsors on our fliers and brochures for event throughout Minnesota.


For more information please email membership@aomam.org 

Click here to download an application today!

Board of Director and Committee Openings

Interested in joining the Board of Directors at the MN Acupuncture Association?  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! 

Click here to download an application and email admin@aomam.org with any questions.


Here's a copy of the Article that was published in the MN Physician magazine that you can forward to patients and friends!

MN Physican Acupuncture Article 2016.pdf

MN Physician's Article p.26-27

Expanded Coverage

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.”  

The bill language can be found here. A section-by-section summary can be found here

 

Expanded Coverage for Veterans / Active Duty

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