Mission Statement

Our mission is to unite Chinese Medicine acupuncturists and gather support among the American public for the expansion of TCM in the United States; to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture; to improve TCM professional standards and public health; and also to assist our members in all Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture activities; and to provide improved health services in America. We will vigorously promote Chinese medicine and acupuncture to improve the American public’s understanding and trust in TCM. We believe an increasing number of Americans will see Chinese herbal and acupuncture therapies as an option in preventing and treating diseases. We will regularly host seminars, training courses as well as web seminars on TCM and acupuncture topics, aiming not only to elevate our professional standards and quality of care and treatment, but also to provide a platform for acupuncturists, Chinese medicine practitioners and students for networking, academic collaboration, and contributing to the development of TCM medical knowledge. We also will support appropriate legislation to enhance our profession’s legal status and rights within the U.S. medical profession. Finally, we will establish the ATCMA as the leading TCM professional and advocacy group in the USA.