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Happy Acupuncture Medicine Day 2020 to All!


Acupuncture Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24 since its initial commemoration on October 24, 2002. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture medicine.


Acupuncture Medicine Day 2020 is particularly important and unique. The challenges faced by practitioners this year during the unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 have made us stronger and more united and we have learned many lessons of survival. The profession has much to be proud of as we use our powerful voices to be catalysts for change and our passion for the medicine to be a bridge of healing in our hurting world.

The NCCAOM and American Society of Acupuncturists - ASA are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Acupuncture Medicine Day Video Contest. Video entries were encouraged to demonstrate the following three categories: Acupuncture Safety during COVID, Demonstrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Acupuncture, and/or Acupuncture Accessibility and Community Engagement. The winning videos were selected by voting from the public and an NCCAOM and ASA panel of judges.

  1. The video chosen to best embody Acupuncture Safety during COVID-19 pandemic category is:

    Earley Wellness Group COVID-19 Protocol by Debora Earley

  2. The video chosen to best embody Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Acupuncture category is:

    The Point Is by Louis Jin

  3. The video chosen to best embody Acupuncture Accessibility and Community Engagement category is:

    Bringing Acupuncture Medicine to the Underserved by Dan Wunderlich

Congratulations to the winners! And thank you to all participants for your time and effort to make this celebration shine!

All video entries are available on the NCCAOM YouTube channel

1The Acupuncture Medicine Cultural Competency Task Force has renamed AOM Day to Acupuncture Medicine Day in recognition that the term "Oriental" is outdated and derogatory. Until our profession has reached an agreement on an updated terminology, our Task Force has chosen to use Acupuncture Medicine for its ease and familiarity with the general public and our profession.




Acupuncture Medicine Day is supported through a unique international partnership of organizations including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Pakistan. The partnership includes professional associations, research organizations and educational institutions. If you would like to become a partner for Acupuncture Medicine Day celebration, please email to [email protected]