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Market Analysis - Acupuncture 2019


Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is increasingly recognized as safe and cost effective in treating many acute and chronic ailments. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) defines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as “a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine.” Nearly 40% of United States citizens use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) each year. According to the 2007, National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) there were 354 million visits to CAM providers and 835 million CAM purchases. The 2007 out-of-pocket expenditure for CAM in United States was nearly 34 billion dollars. Visits to a health care practitioner of any kind totalled $61.5 billion, of which, $11.9 billion was spent on CAM providers such as acupuncturists and chiropractors. In 2007, over 3.1 million adults visited an acupuncturist, a figure that has risen sharply over the past decade; in 1997 there were 272 visits to an acupuncturist per 1,000 adults compared to 79.2 visits in 2007. This was resulting to successful efforts at regulation and licensing acupuncturists, a movement toward standardization of acupuncture delivery.


Bastyr University

South Baylo University

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine

Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine

Associations and Societies

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)

The European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association (ETCMA)

National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)

British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)

Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

British Medical Acupuncture Society

American Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine