About the MAAOM
The Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the safe and effective practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
We are a professional association of trained and experienced acupuncturists and practitioners of oriental medicine, committed to providing the best care to keep our patients balanced, healthy, and strong. We support our members by sponsoring and announcing continuing education events in our field and working together to advance our profession in the state.
Our Mission Statement
Members of the MAAOM Seek To:
- Promote the safe and effective practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Michigan.
- Support regulatory legislation which meets or exceeds NCCAOM standards.
- Expand public awareness and understanding of the preventive and long-term health benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Board of Directors
Henry Buchtel President
Gigi Cristache Vice President
Terri Matson Secretary
Julie Schindler-Cohen Treasurer, Membership Chair
Anne Biris Public Relations Chair
GOV. GRANHOLM SIGNS PUBLIC ACT. 30 of 2006
Gov. Granholm, Sen. Hammerstrom, and MAAOM
Representatives at the signing of Public Act 30 of 2006.
This is a shared success for both acupuncture providers and the people of Michigan, and it represents the State’s desire for new healthcare options.
With (from left to right) Stephanie Johnson of lobbying firm Capitol Services, Inc.; Sen. Beverly Hammerstom; Amy Zaagaman, Chief of Staff to Sen. Hammerstom; Megan Long, Dipl.Ac.; Deborah Lincoln, Dipl.Ac.; and Ellen Hoekstra of Capitol Services, Inc.