Organization Bylaws

Our latest copy of the bylaws was approved in November 2012. They can be downloaded as a PDF.

Founding Principles

  • To respect diversity and encourage discussion among practitioners
  • To generate cooperation and build a sense of community among practitioners
  • To share information within the community of acupuncture and Asian medicine practitioners, other medical professionals and the community at large
  • To collaborate with other organizations on issues and activities that are in accord with our goals
  • To seek input and involvement in decision and policy making by the membership
  • To develop major policies by a process of full discussion and participation of the membership
  • To respect the individual voice and insure that his or her vote will be counted [individually]
  • To assist the membership in licensure, regulation, and health care issues as appropriate to local needs
  • To advocate and promote consumer education and action
  • To support appropriate educational and competency standards for the profession
  • To promote research in acupuncture and Asian medicine
  • To promote and assist activities that nurture the health of our community, our nation and the world, remaining mindful that health is a reflection of the world-at-large