Activities

  1. Establish academically oriented professional committees to improve the overall academic levels of Chinese Medicine in the United States.
  2. Develop, define, and implement professional standards for Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, Qi Gong, massage and other related treatment modalities.
  3. Host academic seminars and conferences; edit and publish academic books and magazines.
  4. Organize professional training sessions, which will include TCM experts from the leading schools of practice, and issue specialty certificates.  Work for the acceptance of training CEUs by licensing boards.
  5. Protect the interests of the profession and its members; provide legal advice and assistance to those in the TCM profession.
  6. Educate and collaborate with elected officials to promote comprehensive legislation for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the United States.
  7. Promote clinical research projects in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
  8. Promote research on joint treatments combining Western and Chinese Medicine to achieve the most effective results for patients.
  9. Initiate domestic and international TCM collaboration to increase the exchange of TCM information between the United States and other countries around the world.
  10. Recognize outstanding professionals for their achievements in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  Encourage and promote academic institutions, licensing boards and certification organizations to recognize high levels of professional attainment through the use of appropriate professional titles, including the use of “doctor.”
  11. Promote top quality Chinese herbal dispensaries, acupuncture suppliers and clinics, and encourage relevant state regulatory authorities to adopt “best practice” standards.