Envisioning our Future Together
Review the exciting, pertinent schedule, find logistics, and register here. PDAs to be earned: A) Live in-person conference on May 13-14: 16 CAB CEs approved. B) ASA Pre-Conference Webinar Series: 13 CAB CEs. C) May 15 Advocacy Day: 4CEs approved. NCCAOM PDAs pending approval.
Tiered Licensure Bills submitted to NM Senate
Call to all NM DOMs: It has come to our attention that two Senate bills affecting our profession were dropped this past week at the Roundhouse, SB 421 and SB 461. They appear to be the exact same bill. For the record, we, the BOD of NMSAAM, the professional society...
Acupuncture Day at the Legislature
On January 31, 2023, we began setting up our booth at 7:30 am. Before everything was organized, potential patients were lining up, as they remembered how we have helped them with acupuncture during past Legislative Sessions for so many years. After the 2020 NM...
Get Ready: All Aboard!
If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies . . . This year we are celebrating our 42nd year of acupuncture licensure in New Mexico! It was not until 2018 that our work was recognized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as a distinct profession, rather than a...
What has NMSAAM been doing in 2022?
We at NMSAAM are passionate advocates for this medicine, and we want to keep our DOMs informed . . . We do invite all DOMs to join NMSAAM to help keep our profession alive in our state, as NM has been a leader early on in the USA with licensure for acupuncture almost 42 years now. We are pleased that other states are catching up, and now we don’t want to be left behind!
A Message from AcuCongress Founder
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.
Wildlife Protection in Traditional Chinese Medicine – Celebration of the Year of Tiger, 2022
We are still Celebrating the 2022 Year of the Tiger! The Annual Conference of the National Federation of Chinese TCM Organizations in 2022 was held in San Francisco, CA, USA, on Sunday, October 16, 2022. The session was streamed online simultaneously. Conference...
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!)
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
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...
NMSAAM Virtual Annual Meeting September 17, 2022: Schedule
NMSAAM Virtual Annual Meeting Schedule for September 17, 2022: Elections of BOD, Meet our Lobbyists, NCCAOM CEU’s classes: 2 CEU’s for “Are You Ready” Practical Insurance Panel applications & 2 CEU’s for Blood Borne Pathogen Safety
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
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
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!
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
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.
Legislative: State and National
Legislative: State and National Reports AND Call to NMDOMs for NMSAAM Town Hall Feb 26, 2022 from 3-5pm
Happy Year of the Tiger & 2022 Legislative Session
Updates: NM Legislative Session 2022 NMSAAM Files Rural DOMs Tax Credit Bill; Health Security progress Since the 2022 New Mexico legislative session is a short one, this year only budget-related bills and those on the governor’s call can be considered. Still, there...
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,...
2021 NMSAAM Highlights: December Message from President Dr. Yvonne Walston, DOM
Happy Holidays to All! What a year we, and the rest of the world, have had in the second year of the pandemic. Let us have an attitude of JOY to physiologically help cope with our pandemic fatigue in spite of our sorrows and fatigue. Happiness is a choice! Current...