Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Legislation update!

We have moved onto the next step, so the time has come for all of you to contact your State Representatives.  Our bill, House Bill 251, will be going to the House floor for a vote soon.  Before it goes to a vote, it would be absolutely wonderful if as many Representatives were contacted as possible by each practicing acupuncturist in their district.  This usually makes it more relevant to the Reps. if they have ties to the issue in their home district. All you have to say is your name and that you are a practicing acupuncturist in their district and that you want to bring to his/her attention that we have a bill (HB 251) coming to the House floor for a vote to broaden our scope of practice to reflect our neighboring states. This will allow the people of Ohio the ability to receive a higher quality, more diverse level of healthcare. I have included a link for your convenience to locate your Representative and his or her contact information. Enter your zipcode in the search area and your Rep's contact info (email/phone number is listed).

OAAOM Meetings:

At 12pm on 2/6/11 (The Dr. Mok seminar will break for lunch for this meeting).

The meeting will be held at:
The Comfort Inn
6191 Quarry Lane,
Independence, OH 44131


On Sunday, 2/6/2011, OAAOM will provide a pulse diagnosis workshop taught by Dr. Yue P. Mok, M.D. Dipl. ABA, FACPM.  Dr. Mok is a specialist in five element and Korean hand acupuncture.  We are excited that he is willing to share his experience with us.  This six-hour workshop is for the acupuncture practitioner who would like to gain a more in-depth knowledge of pulse reading.  It will include the importance of pulse diagnosis in the clinical setting, different forms of pulse diagnosis, the application of pulse diagnosis, and muscle testing techniques to confirm diagnosis and treatment.  There are 6 PDA/CEUs available, which has been approved by NCCAOM. We hope that you will attend!

This seminar will include lecture and hands on practice.   The class will be from 9-4pm.  We will break for lunch for one hour at 12pm. 
The seminar will be held at:
The Comfort Inn
6191 Quarry Lane,
Independence, OH 44131
(10 miles South of Cleveland, OH)

Cost: $125 for members of OAAOM ; $150 for nonmembers.
All proceeds from this seminar go towards the work that OAAOM does, including our pending herbal legislation.

Please send registration information (name, membership status, and payment) to our treasurer:
Kristen Ice
12563 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136                        

Please, feel free to call us at 419-635-0707 or email us with any questions you may have.

Also... ! The weekend of April 30-May1, 2011, we will be hosting Dr. John Chen.  He will discuss herb-drug interaction. This will be excellent preparation/review for the addition of herbal medicine in our scope of practice! The class will be held in columbus Ohio.


1. We have meetings on 7/11 and on 10/24.

OAAOM Cincinnati Meeting
Sunday, 7/11, at 1pm

TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion 6200 Pfeiffer Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

We will be discussing the herbal legislation, new additions to our website and upcoming CEU's. Please RSVP by email to jwacupuncture@email.com or by phone to 216-401-3318.

2. Columbus meeting on 11/7 at 1pm to be followed by 4 hour PDA Ethics course.

American Institute of Alternative Medicine
6685 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229

Professional Development Courses of Note:

Dr. Huo CEU
September 18 & 19
16 NCCAOM Approved CEU Credits

Saturday and Sunday from

The Treatment of Shaking Syndromes

Summary: Dr. Huo will teach 5 needle Qi Gong scalp acupuncture for the treatment of Parkinson’s and other shaking syndromes, including epilepsy and cerebral palsy.  You will see how 5 needles on the scalp can stop shaking immediately.  You will learn unique Qi Gong needling and manipulation techniques and you will see how a single needle can pull a person forward and backward.  Best of all, you will be able to apply these skills to the most challenging cases in your practice.  Dr. Huo will also teach Qi Gong exercises to help you as a practitioner.

For those who can only attend one day, Saturday will emphasize the 5 needle treatment technique for shaking syndromes. Sunday, Dr. Huo will emphasize Qi Gong needling techniques.  These classes are meant to complement each other but can be taken separately.  Both days are eligible for 8 CEUs.


6685 Double Tree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229

Dr. Zhi Liang Huo

Dr. Huo is the inventor of 5 Needle Qi Gong Scalp Acupuncture for Parkinson’s disease and other shaking syndromes and creator of Huo’s Ointment that was recognized as a “Miracle Cure”. He is a Qi Gong and TCM master.  He served as an orthopedic surgeon, an acupuncturist and the chief of the Department of Acupuncture, Trauma and Chinese Massage in the hospital of Shanghai, China.  He has been practicing TCM for 30 years and has been featured by TV news in China, Australia and the United States many times.   Dr. Huo currently maintains a busy clinical schedule in Orlando Florida and gives seminars all over the world.

Dr. Huo started treatment and clinical research of Parkinson’s disease and other shaking syndromes in 1982.  He is widely recognized for his effectiveness at stopping tremors.  OAAOM is excited to be able to bring him to Ohio.  We hope that you will attend.

Sign-up Information

Early Registration:                                                      Price

*For those who register by 8/23

September 18 &19 (Professional Member)           $200.00

September 18 &19 (Student Member)                    $100.00

September 18 &19 (Professional Non-Member)   $255.00

Student Non-Member                                                $130.00

General Registration:                                                  Price

*For those who register after  8/23                            

September 18 &19 (Professional Member)           $225.00

September 18 &19 (Student Member)                    $125.00

September 18 &19 (Professional Non-Member)   $280.00

September 18 &19 (Student Non-Member)           $155.00

To register, send check or money order to Weili Huang.

Weili Huang
6303 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45415

Please make payment out to OAAOM.
If you want the member discount this would be a great time to join the OAAOM!
You may register at the door, but please contact weili_@hotmail.com to be sure there is space in the seminar.

Mary Dinneen Seminar on Ethics

This course will be held on 11/7, following the OAAOM general meeting. Mary Dineen is an Ohio Licensed Acupuncturist; an Ohio Licensed Massage Therapist and NCCAOM Nationally Certified Acupuncturist, Herbologist, and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. She holds a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelors of Science in Family Life Education. She has been a faculty member at American Institute for Alternative Medicine since 1996. Mary is a clear and engaging teacher. We would like to thank her for teaching this class following our meeting.

The seminar will be held at:

American Institute of Alternative Medicine
6685 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229

More specific information about the seminar including cost will be announced soon. So, please save the date.