The California State Oriental Medical Association is a professional organization of licensed acupuncturists and supporters of Oriental medicine dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the art, science, and practice of Oriental medicine in a caring and ethical manner, thereby enhancing the health and well-being of the general public. [2012 Legislative Summary]
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This classic text, HuangDi Nei Jing is the basis for much theory of our medicine and is recognized as the earliest text documented on traditional acupuncture and moxibustion theory. The Chinese are often fond of destroying everything from the predeceasing dynasty. So it is very likely that nothing documented predates this text.
Energy Medicine manipulates “qi” or our bodies natural energy and helps to tonify deficiency, sedates excess, and removes stagnation. Hot and cold sensations cleared, cooled, warmed and harmonized for homeostasis, yin and yang properly balancing throughout your body through dynamic equilibrium.
Huangdi Neijing (simplified Chinese: 黄帝内经; traditional Chinese: 黃帝內經; pinyin: Huángdì Nèijīng), also known as The Inner Canon of Huangdi or Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon, is an ancient Chinese medical text that has been treated as the fundamental doctrinal source for Chinese medicine for more than two millennia. It is comparable in importance to the Hippocratic Corpus in Greek medicine or the works of Galen in Islamic and medieval European medicine. The work is composed of two texts each of eighty-one chapters or treatises in a question-and-answer format between the mythical Huangdi (Yellow Emperor or more correctly Yellow Thearch) and six of his equally legendary ministers.
TaoistStudy.org offers these great insights regarding this ancient text.
Many people live out their lives the same way; stuck in first gear and never living up to their full potential; not quite hurting, but definitely not at their best.The problem is that while most people realize that they simply are not living up to par, they don’t know how to access their hidden gearbox to take their health to the next level.
These are the people that need to be under acupuncture care!
The old misconception that acupuncture care is just for those in pain or battling symptoms is quickly being exposed for the fallacy that it is.
Those who get the most out of their acupuncture treatments are the ones who take their care beyond the relief phase and work with their acupuncturist to maintain lifelong health and wellness. Continue reading →
The AAAOM, CCAOM and NCCAOM have collaborated with the help of other national and state AOM organizations and leaders to draft a letter and position statement requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designate acupuncture services an essential health benefit (EHB) with information detailing the benefits of acupuncture, its cost-effectiveness, safety record, and potential areas of inclusion in EHB.
This packet, along with over 23,000 letters of support from patients, AOM state associations, schools, and practitioners in support of this important initiative was sent to the HHS today before the January 31, 2012 deadline. These documents are accessible below:
If you have not already submitted your comments on acupuncture being included in the essential health benefits program, it is not too late. If you are able to contribute financial support to this effort, which will be solely used to further educate and generate action on this issue, please click here or contact the AAAOM at email@example.com.