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To educate and inform as to the safety and efficacy of Oriental Medicine.


AOMA offers membership levels for NCCAOM practitioners, allied health care professionals and members of the community.  We also welcome donations!

To join AOMA, contact Dr. Sarita Elizabeth Cox at or by phone at 205.310.7197.

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The Evolution of Acupuncture in Alabama.htm

evol of acu in AL

This book is written for those people interested in the history, philosophy and techniques of the healing art of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. It is a story of the ancient profession as it moves from its birth place in the Far East and migrates to the West. After reaching America, the relentless struggle in the medico-political atmosphere to survive and grown to help the pain of America.  This book is presented from the focus of Dr. John Stump, a Chiropractor that went to Japan, China and Korea to secure his acupuncture education 40 years ago because there was no schools of higher education in America at that time. He returns to America to find a profession under siege in our medical climate.  Dr. Stump and his contributing authors of a practicing Acupuncturist, Medical Doctor, University Professor and an outstanding medical editor, all closely involved with acupuncture and its effort toward safety, economic and political recognition in Alabama. A State where all healing arts professions can practice acupuncture except the true Acupuncturist.  The authors tell the story of how the most of States in the United States now recognize and promote the benefits of the ancient healing art of acupuncture and how the economic impact could help the citizens of Alabama.  It is toward the objective of health safety and education that this book has been compiled. The authors show the safety, economic and political benefit in the establishment of proper rules and regulations of the professional practice of the Acupuncturist without any infringement on any other profession in the state. After reading this account of a struggle against time, political, economic blocks and professional expertise you too will want to join the push toward legislative recognition of a time honored profession in Alabama. 

Support Legislation:

Start by finding your legislator by zip code, then send a letter requesting their support of legislation to regulate the practice of acupuncture in Alabama. Consider using this letter as a starting place for communicating with your legislators [pdf version of legislator letter].

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