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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.

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...