Why is Consumer Support Needed?
Consumer participation gives the Society HUGE political clout, and is unprecedented in the political arena. No profession has their consumers joining the fight for advocacy. If this is something you would consider joining, it’s only $39 per year - paid consumer members is what give us the political ammunition. Click buy it now, click on the consumers advocacy committee.
Here's more reasons why we need your help, and some of the history.
Since Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a unique practice of medicine that is independent of Western Medicine, it has not been integrated into our modern western system the way it is incorporated in the healthcare system in China. In fact, there are still states in the US that do not have any type of legislation regulating its practice.
In Florida, the practice was established and regulated in the '80s - but it is still a very new profession.
This is why we need help from our patients and consumer supporters.
Our legislators need to know that a large portion of Florida citizens want and expect to have access to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as part of their healthcare choice, should they choose this type of care.
Your support sends a message to the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine profession as well as to our lawmakers and regulatory agencies.
By joining our Consumer Advocacy Initiative, your membership and financial support gives consumers, state-wide, a voice in Florida's legislature and lets your local Representatives and Senators know that you are a serious supporter of this type of medicine.