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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.

Come, celebrate with acupuncturists around the globe, shed light on the healing powers of acupuncture for body, mind and spirit through visual media. Promote the medicine and your practice through participation in the Video Voting Contest 2020. Click on the photo below for full details and THANK YOU for all that you do to promote acupuncture!

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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Competency Task Force has renamed AOM Day to Acupuncture Medicine Day in recognition that the term "Oriental" is outdated and derogatory.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