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What Can Happen in Three Years?

What Can Happen in Three Years?

There is no way to predict what will happen in three years but there are some very good things coming down the pike, that have a sense of urgency, if we are to protect our position as the experts with the most experience, clinical training and continuing education in the field. Otherwise, we run the risk of remaining in our current circumstances with everyone who has a form of acupuncture in scope, except those who have oversight of us: acupuncture technicians. The good news is that access to acupuncture is being expanded across the board federally. The bad news is that they do not acknowledge our education when factoring for reimbursement, and they will not do so unless we make them aware of it. 

Election Results & President Report

Election Results & President Report

THANK YOU everyone who attended our September 17, 2022 Annual Meeting! We may all agree that we have a love/hate relationship with Zoom and the other online platforms . . .The following candidates were unopposed and were elected unanimously: President, Yvonne Walston; Vice-President, Yvette Arellano; Secretary, Elene Gusch; Treasurer, Steven Malins; BOD Members at large: Robert Bibeau, Caterina Di Palma, and Tim Walsh

NMSAAM Needs You! (Memberships are Live!)

NMSAAM Needs You! (Memberships are Live!)

What you need to know: The NMSAAM website and membership registration is live now! This means that: you can join or renew your membership online and pay through paypal. It is important to note that the link for joining or renewing is the same in order to simplify the...

Stepping Forward for our Medicaid Population

Stepping Forward for our Medicaid Population

Integrative Pain Treatment Subcommittee Recommendation Doctors of Oriental Medicine by Dr. Elene Gusch,  August 2022  Recommendation: Reimburse Doctors of Oriental Medicine in Medicaid Centennial Care and Fee-For-Service Medicaid, at a level equal to the New Mexico...

Join NMSAAM: Why?

Join NMSAAM: Why?

NMSAAM is the professional organization for DOMs in NM, and NMSAAM is a member of the ASA, our national organization. Together, NMSAAM and the ASA are advocates for our profession and for our members, promoting Acupuncture and Asian Medicine in NM and the USA as a crucial resource for health care. For you DOMs who may be reticent  to join NMSAAM  out of concern for pressure from NMSAAM to share time and talent, (which is always welcome), it is absolutely not required. For you DOMs who may have false guilt about not having time to be be involved with NMSAAM, get over it! Most NMSAAM members do not have time to do anything other than pay membership dues, and you are our backbone! Membership dues are critically important to support our professional organization, where together we can and do make a difference.

FUN with Your Colleagues

FUN with Your Colleagues

Since 2020, we have all faced multiple special challenges during the flow and ebb of the Covid 19 Pandemic. We have learned how to be safe AND have FUN! We are practical and knowledgeable to safe practices in life and in our clinics.Thus, last year in August 2021, we in NMSAAM had a Saturday afternoon Fun-Raiser outside. Join us this summer for a FUN Sunday Brunch on August 21, 2022 9:30-11:30 am.

Evidence is Your Superpower

Evidence is Your Superpower

ARDAIL Acupuncture Research Dissemination for Advocacy Initiative and Literacy Education Model Reopened through April 30th Tips on how to read a research article Prepared and presented by: Lisa Conboy, MA, MS, ScD Instructor in Medicine, Part-time Beth Israel...

Medicare – No Way!

Medicare – No Way!

Many acupuncturists have had the attitude of Medicare – no way. They dismiss becoming Medicare providers, because they say that Medicare reimbursements are too low to make a living . . . Let us open our minds to today . . .It does require an Act of Congress to elevate acupuncturists to direct Providers of Medicare, and as excruciatingly slow as that is, we do not want the re-imbursement rates for Medicare to providers to be tied to that slow process.

Basic Science Research & Acupuncture

Basic Science Research & Acupuncture

Who is doing Basic Science Research? In basic biomedical research, scientists explore mechanisms behind the formation and function of living organisms . . . The Ardail Team spotlights three IUSM basic science researchers who use acupuncture in their research.

Now I Call Myself a Healer, by Dr. Eric Zhao, DOM

Now I Call Myself a Healer, by Dr. Eric Zhao, DOM

Fall 2019 Message from Dr. Eric Zhao, DOM: I got my O.M.D license in 1985 and started my career in Luo Yang Tumor hospital. I have been practicing herbs, acupuncture, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, Tui Na, teaching since then. Now, I call myself a healer. First,...

Delivering the COVID-19 Vaccine Through Cupping

Delivering the COVID-19 Vaccine Through Cupping

Researchers at Rutgers’ School of Engineering used a technique from an ancient healing practice to deliver a SARS-CoV-2 DNA vaccine which generated an immune response 100 times stronger than an injected vaccine. Rutgers researchers studying COVID-19 have created a new...

Free Research Article Tutorial by Lisa Conboy

Free Research Article Tutorial by Lisa Conboy

Tips on how to read a research article Thank you for your time! The ARDAIL Project is seeing worldwide reach! Please share this with your colleagues and networks. Together we can spread this important tutorial on how to read a research article. Remember this tutorial...

GMLG Proclamation of October 24 as AHM

GMLG Proclamation of October 24 as AHM

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Day is on October 24, 2021 Acupuncturists will remember this day as Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, which is how we have been celebrating it for many years. Given the rising concerns about the use of the term Oriental,...