AOM Day: How You Can Get Involved

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

How to Get Involved:

1. Tips For Promoting Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day From

For practitioners or educational institutions:

  1. Host an open house. Invite members of the public to tour your office or institution. This is especially useful for educational institutions since it may also attract potential students.
  2. Contact your local library to see what books or reference material about acupuncture and Oriental medicine are in its collection. Ask the librarians to organize a display. Offer to give a lecture. Consider making a donation of books and inviting the local media to cover the presentation.
  3. Volunteer to provide a free lecture to civic/religious organizations, schools/colleges, libraries, large businesses or healthcare facilities.
  4. Exhibit or distribute informational material at health fairs and/or job fairs.
  5. Contact local school guidance counselors, deans, and/or science teachers. Invite them and their students who are interested in a career in acupuncture or Oriental medicine to tour your office or institution.

For practitioners, educational institutions or state/local associations:

  1. Contact your local government officials (mayor, governor) about proclaiming October 24 as Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day and encourage their participation in local activities.
  2. Place a link from your Web site to the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day site at

You can find out more, including marketing ideas on

2. AOM Day Outreach Toolkit

The CSA (Council of State Associations) has put together this great AOM Day Outreach Toolkit on how you can promote AOM in your practice. It includes outreach event planning, an outreach event checklist, sample talking points, sample treatment giveaway, sample instructional giveaways, a sample event announcement and a sample follow up letter.

3. Video Contest “BECAUSE IT WORKS!”

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To enhance the celebration of AOM Day 2014, the NCCAOM is excited to announce the launch of a video contest “Because it Works!” NCCAOM Certified Diplomates are invited to enter for a chance to win a new iPad, free recertification, and more.

The contest seeks to highlight the many benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Five semi-finalists will be chosen online by popular vote. Out of the five semi-finalists the top three contestants will be chosen by a panel of judges. The three chosen contestants will receive prizes and the satisfaction of having their success story showcased on the NCCAOM website, the AOM Day website and the newly launched NCCAOM YouTube channel (to be launched later this year).

The contest will be open for entries between August 1 - October 1, 2014, and the winners will be announced on October 24 (AOM Day). Winning the “Because it Works” video contest not only lends prestige to the chosen practitioners, but also can serve as a catalyst to promote the medicine and build a strong foundation for the AOM profession in the United States. This is your opportunity to be a part of the legacy of the treasure that is known as acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Find out more info about the contest here:

4. Participate With ASVA and Win Free PDAs!

Send us an email at and let us know what fun and special things you are planning for AOM day.  It would be great for Virginia acupuncturists to be noticed!  We created an AOM Day event page on our website where we will list all events hosted by ASVA members around the state. We will also post any videos our members create for the NCCAOM contest, so send them our way!  We are also offering FREE admittance to the Grand Rounds on November 9th for the acupuncturist submitting the best idea voted by the Board.  We look forward to hearing your great ideas!

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