National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day Aims To Educate Consumers About Benefits Of Using Certified and Licensed Practitioners
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day, celebrated annually on October 24, was created to raise awareness of the benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine , an effective form of medicine with a 3,000 year history. This national day of observance, recognized by the thousands of licensed acupuncturists, as well as AOM leadership organizations, was spearheaded by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)(®) in 2002.
In the United States the use of AOM is at an all-time high. In fact, according to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, an estimated 36% of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative therapy; however, misconceptions about this respected form of medicine still exist. AOM Day’s primary purpose is to educate the public about the benefits of AOM therapies.
NCCAOM has established, and recently updated the AOM Day website at www.aomday.org . This website is an important vehicle for practitioners to promote their individual AOM Day events to gain the attention of the public. The AOM Day website also provides educational resources such as fact sheets, marketing tools, and statistics on the profession. Visitors to the AOM Day can also locate certified AOM practitioners who are in good standing through the Find a Practitioner tab on the AOM Day website.
AOM Day events will be hosted throughout the country and internationally and many providers will be offering heavily discounted or free services to promote and educate consumers about the countless benefits of AOM.
Practitioners who wish to showcase their event may submit their information via the Submit an Event tab on the AOM Day website. Consumers may find out more information about local events, by visiting the AOM Day website at http://www.aomday.org/programs.html.
Media Contact: Mina Larson, NCCAOM, 703-314-2908, firstname.lastname@example.org
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