CSOMA: Your Partner in Practice
Welcome to California’s professional association of licensed acupuncturists since 1987. The California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA) is a member organization engaged in advocacy, leadership and collaboration to promote the AOM profession in California, and nationally.
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CSOMA collaborates with these and other organizations to strengthen the acupuncture profession.
CSOMA strongly objects to AB 1592 as currently written and amended on March 28, 2019, as it represents a potential public safety danger to Californians by persons practicing Acupuncture (aka Dry Needling).
We would like to underscore that these substances (tiger bone and rhino horn) are in no way necessary to the effective practice of herbal medicine.
The AACMA and CSOMA formally oppose the practice of “dry needling” by physical therapists in the state of California due to a number of public safety and regulatory reasons.
The undersigned California and national acupuncture associations are writing to express concerns about recent directives by Blue Shield of California (BSC).
After much thought and deliberation, our Board of Directors at CSOMA made the unanimous decision to respectfully resign from our seat on the CalATMA steering committee.
CSOMA supports the adoption of the NCCAOM exam modules in conjunction with a California-specific supplemental exam with noted provisions.