Welcome to the
Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
We are glad you are here. We hope you will learn more and Join MAAOM!
About Our Organization
The Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a nonprofit organization that serves professional acupuncturists, as well as patients and members of the public who wish to learn more about acupuncture for treatment and as a potential profession. We welcome professionals, students, patients, supporters and members of the business community to join us as we advocate for the profession of acupuncture and provide education about our profession through many paths.
Please join us!
2017-2018 Board of Directors
President & Membership Chair
Mary Beth Hassett, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.
Vice President & Secretary
Marie Arnberg, L.Ac.
Dina Goodwill, L.Ac.
At Large, Past President
Abigail Morrison, L.Ac., M.Ac.
At Large, Past President
Donna Atwood, L.Ac.
Alicia Yip, L.Ac.
Diane Ford, L.Ac., Dipl,Ac.
Common FAQ’s about MAAOM
Why Choose Acupuncture?
Acupuncture promotes health and well-being in many ways. but foremost normalize body’s function, treat certain diseases and dysfunctions, prevent or modify the perception of pain.
Do you have to be an acupuncturist to join MAAOM?
Our voting members are Licensed Acupuncturists but individuals and businesses may show your support and join us. Please ask us for membership information.
Since other health care practitioners do acupuncture, why would I go to a licensed acupuncturist?
In Maine, your best acupuncture care is performed by a Licensed Acupuncturist because they have the extensive education devoted exclusively to both ancient and modern practices of Oriental Medicine. Your licensed acupuncturist will perform services tailored to you as an individual. You will be evaluated and treated based on your own unique condition.
Where do acupuncturists learn Oriental Medicine?
There are many schools in the United States where students earn Masters Degrees, PhD’s and Clinical Doctorate Degrees in Oriental Medicine. Also, many Americans choose to go abroad to for their graduate education in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. If you are interested in studying this vibrant ancient art, you will find you have very interesting choices.
Does insurance cover acupuncture treatments?
Many insurance policies do cover acupuncture and some policies will identify which specific conditions for a policy’s coverage. Ask your insurance agent for your specific situation. You will find many acupuncturists also accept payment with credit cards and health savings plans.