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The Voice of Acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine in Colorado


REASONS TO JOIN AAC

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

With fewer than 20 percent of Colorado acupuncturists currently being AAC members, we are seriously limited in what we can do. Chiropractors and Physical Therapists have much higher percentages joining their professional organizations. Their membership fees are also much higher than ours. As a result, their financial, political and public relations power is thereby much greater than ours.

We Work on Legislative Issues

Membership dues allow us to retain a lobbyist and consult with attorneys who actively advocate for our profession and protect our scope of practice. Without the AAC, acupuncture would have become deregulated in Colorado in 2013 because policymakers didn't see why the Sunset Review of our Practice Act should be passed. Working to stay regulated, recognized and legal was a costly endeavor that could only have been accomplished through the membership fees and donations of acupuncturists and AAC supporters.


National Representation

Being an AAC member automatically makes you a member of the Acupuncture Society of America (ASA), the nation's most comprehensive acupuncture professional society, without having to pay an extra membership fee. The ASA works closely with the NCCAOM, ACAOM, the Acupuncture Now Foundation and other organizations to promote and protect AOM nationally without competing with states for membership dollars.

We Promote Your Practice

Free inclusion of your practice in our website’s public, searchable database that includes your picture, biography, specialties, a high-quality link to your website and more. This has an over $100 per year value alone. In essence, it can pay for your membership!

We Educate the Public

Our website educates the public about the extensive training and qualifcations our members have as licensed acupuncturists and about the benefits of receiving acupuncture and Oriental Medical treatments.We coordinate opportunities to volunteer at 9News Health fairs across the state to educate your community while promoting your practice.

We Are Your Community

Quarterly e-newsletters with articles and information on issues affecting our profession locally and nationally.

Online networking through our members-only Yahoo Group. AAC members can use this forum to ask questions of and receive referrals from fellow member acupuncturists, building strong professional ties to help our profession and community grow.

Facebook page for up-to-the-minute announcements and other interesting information regarding Acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM).

Meet and socialize with your colleagues at our annual conference that includes nationally-known instructors and affordable CEUs.

Opportunities to serve your profession on the AAC board and committees. This is your MAIN opportunity to have a voice in where your profession is headed and your ability to practice in the state of Colorado. Board members can receive 10 PDAs toward NCCAOM recertification.

AAC Member Discounts

  • Minimum 10% discount on all PDA seminars listed by the AAC
  • Discounted registration on AAC conferences with PDAs offered by instructors such as Jeffrey Yuen, Lonny Jarrett and Kiiko Matsumoto
  • Special member pricing with Colorado Medical Waste for local, eco-friendly zero emissions sharps disposal that includes a site-specific Infectious Waste Management Plan
  • Discounts with AcupunctureMediaWorks.com (10% off first order / 5% off all other orders)
  • 20% discount on ZenVault Cloud-Based Personal EHR medical records management for you and your patients
  • $15 discount on a one year listing with alternativesforhealing.com
  • 5% discount from Lhasa/OMS (10% off first order), Blue Poppy and Redwing Books
  • Read issues of Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine free in the Members area of the AAC website.  Meridians is a Medline compliant, peer reviewed journal that features scientific articles focusing on the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Opportunity to contribute Clinical Pearls to be published in the journal.

Please join or renew at the low cost of $150/year or $15/month and join us in our efforts. 

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