San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
Lixin Huang, president of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, was recently awarded the Chinese Medicine Leadership Award in recognition for her work in protecting, promoting, and integrating Chinese medicine both in the United States and abroad.
During an annual conference held by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Columbia, Maryland, Huang--who also serves as the Council’s president-- was surprised with the award from the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM).
The AAAOM is a national organization comprised of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) practitioners and supporters who strive to advance the profession and practice of AOM. AAAOM supports their members and the larger AOM community through efforts that encompass education, occupational resources, media support, and legislative advocacy.
In addition to serving as president for ACTCM, Huang has served as president of the CCAOM for 11 years and is a renowned leader and speaker in traditional Chinese medicine and global conservation.
Formed in 1981, the AAAOM is the national professional association that promotes and advances high ethical, educational, and professional standards in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) in the United States. AAAOM’s mission is to promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in order to enhance public health and well-being.
The CCAOM was formed in 1982 for the purpose of advancing the status of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States by promoting educational excellence within the field. The founders and early members of the Council were educators and, as such, understood that the integrity of any profession is directly dependent upon the quality of its educational system. By promoting educational excellence within the field, the Council has assisted in the acceptance of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States.
About the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine San Francisco
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has been at the forefront of educating students in Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco since its inception in 1980. Their two degree programs—the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)—provide an exceptional professional education.
In addition to degree programs, ACTCM runs community clinics that serve as a diverse and demanding training ground for their students, while providing affordable healthcare services to the community. ACTCM’s certificate programs in Tui Na and Shiatsu and its introductory classes for the public offer additional educational opportunities for current ACTCM students, healthcare professionals and the general public.
ACTCM clinics provide acupuncture treatments and holistic medicine. Those who receive acupuncture treatments are informed that sterile, disposable needles will be used. Because the needles are thin, solid and pliable, most people feel little to no discomfort. Patients typically feel energized and relaxed, and are given a recommended course of treatment and self-care based on a specific traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) diagnosis. ACTCM practices treating, among other ailments, allergy relief, pain management and fertility treatment in San Francisco.