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The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) is the professional society of physicians (MDs and DOs) in North America who have incorporated acupuncture into their traditional medical practice. The AAMA was founded in 1987 by a group of physicians who represented both East Asian and Euro-American styles of acupuncture, most of whom were graduates of the "Medical Acupuncture for Physicians" training programs sponsored by University Extension, UCLA School of Medicine. 

Membership requirements for the Academy have been established in accordance with the training guidelines established by the WHO-recognized World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies (WFAS). The Academy represents the highest standards of training and proficiency among physicians practicing in North America. The AAMA currently represents more than 1,300 physician acupuncturists in North America and many others from across the globe who participate as international members. 

AAMA Mission: The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is the professional organization of allopathic and osteopathic physicians that advances the evidence-based integration of the practice of medicine and acupuncture to serve our patients.

We invite you to explore this website to learn more about acupuncture and about membership in the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

AAMA and the Opioid Crisis

With the opioid crisis still raging in the US, there is growing interest in the integration of medical acupuncture and other related techniques into treatment plans for patients in pain. The AAMA has published two statements relating to the use of acupuncture for pain: 

  • To learn more about evidence-based approaches to the management of chronic back pain, click here.
  • Click here, to find out how medical acupuncture is a promising solution to the opioid crisis.

Read more scientific research and mainstream coverage about the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain in this collection of articles

New Member Recruitment - Earn $50!

Do you know someone who could – and should – become an AAMA member? Earn $50 for yourself by getting them to join the Academy! 

Reach out to your colleagues, people you met in acupuncture training – people you know need to be involved with the Academy. YOU are the best Academy Membership Ambassador we have!
Nominate a new member today and earn $50 credit for EACH new member you bring in!

Find all the details about this offer! (Member login required)

Membership Information

Journal CME

Medical Acupuncture, the Official Journal of the AAMA, now contains selected articles that are approved for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Mary Ann Liebert, Inc publishers anticipates that 6 articles per year will carry CME credit. 

CME credit is available for free to AAMA members and available to other subscribers and readers for a small fee. 

Click here to access current and past issues of Medical Acupuncture.

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Scientific Research

Read more evidence-based research on acupuncture and its applications in medical practice.

Email Group Sign-up

This email group will allow members to communicate, ask questions, and share ideas with each other. 

Invitations were sent by email, but you can also ask to be added directly to the group. Request Email Group

Call for Proposals: AAMA Annual Symposium 2021

The symposium committee is looking to our membership to broaden the variety and array of presentations in 2021. We invite you to submit a proposal for next year’s meeting by May 31, 2020. Learn more. The AAMA Annual Symposium will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 29 - May 2, 2021.

October 2020 Workshop

Treating Common Musculoskeletal Conditions with Osteopathic Manipulation, Meridian Therapy, Dry Needling and Manual Muscle Testing Weekend Workshop

Presented By:  Jay Sandweiss, DO, FAAMA and Joseph Audette, MD, MA

October 24-25, 2020
Chicago, IL


Symposium Recordings

Did you miss the 2019 Symposium in Phoenix, AZ? Did you forget to purchase recordings before leaving?  You can STILL purchase recordings - Stream or download videos.

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