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Blog/News

NMSAAM is committed to keeping you updated about what is happening with our profession. We work with leaders both in the state and nationally to make sure that you have the information you need to advance our medicine into the future.

NMBAOM Rules Hearing And Meeting 9/18/19

At this rules hearing, a number of matters that could be expected to greatly affect established DOMs as well as new licensees were considered.  Comments pointing out difficulties with the proposed rules were made by DOMs around the state, and for the most part the...

Message from the President

Dear Members of the New Mexico Society for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine and all New Mexico DOMs, I have been honored to serve a second term as president of NMSAAM. I am fortunate to have the confidence of the board and members to continue. Our board consists of...

Important NMBAOM Rule Hearing September 18

An extremely important BAOM rule hearing is coming up, on rules which will affect you and your practice. From the NMBAOM's email: PUBLIC RULE HEARING & REGULAR BOARD MEETING The New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine will hold a rule hearing...

Annual Meeting and Safety Class Sunday, September 15

The Annual Meeting of NMSAAM will take place Sunday, September 15 at the usual venue: Golden Flower Chinese Herbs 2724 Vassar Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 Vassar Place is off Vassar, which is off Comanche, west of Carlisle.  Please note: In order to make it easier...

NMSAAM Insurance Survey Results by Amanda Wheat, DOM

A total of 63 DOMs responded to the survey. The majority of the DOMs who responded bill insurance for more than half of their patients. Most of those who don’t accept insurance stated it is because of closed panels and because of presumed hassles associated with...

American Society of Acupuncturists

The American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) is a national organization that is committed to maintaining high professional standards for acupuncturists and increasing access to the best acupuncture and Asian medicine. NMSAAM works at the state level to...

Acupuncture and Opioids:

Patients in America suffer from chronic and acute pain in record numbers. Many were prescribed opioids to help manage their pain. As medical providers, patients, and as a country we are now facing the consequences of over-reliance on opioid medications. Addiction is...

A Brief History of AOM in NM

Guest Post by John Scott, DOMThe history of AOM in New Mexico is a long and multi-generation story. Nearly 40 years ago the Kototama Institute and a little later the Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine started as some of the very early educational...

Acupuncture Oriental Medicine and Political Action

by John Scott, DOMYou have probably heard a DOM say “I hate politics, it is a dirty business and I will have no part of it”! Perhaps not in those exact words but something to that effect. Are these DOMs aware that their license to practice, our wonderful...