Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

AOM Day coming up on October 24th, 2014

As more and more people are turning to acupuncture and other forms of complementary and alternative medicine for their health care, the acupuncture community is working to raise awareness about the benefits of acupuncture and oriental medicine. Here is information about Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day from

"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.

An estimated 36% of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health. When mega-vitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons is included in the definition of CAM, the number of U.S. adults using some form of CAM in the past year rises to 62%. Among the common CAM practices identified by the survey were acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, tai chi and qi gong..."

For more information go to the AOM Day website.