The AAAMA is a nonprofit association chartered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and incorporated by the Secretary of State.
The purpose of the AAAMA shall include, but not limited to the following:
(a) To protect in every respect without any violation of the law; the philosophy, science, and art of Asian medicine; as a representative organization in such field.
(b) To serve as an official spokesperson for and representative of the Asian medicine profession in the State of California and to extend its capacity furthermore to the nation and worldwide, deemed congruent by the Board of Directors as expressed in these bylaws.
(c) To promote and educate public health and the general purpose of Asian medicine to the community, safety of the practice, impartial statutes, and regulations regarding the nature and scope of Asian medicine.
(d) To establish and maintain quality of education including health research programs, ethics and professional competency, inter-professional relationships, education seminars for the sharing of knowledge in the field of acupuncture; Asian medicine; and related disciplines; presentation of accurate information and supportive network for practitioners and students of acupuncture and Asian medicine.
(e) To offer vision and guidance to students of acupuncture and Asian medicine through mentorship programs, ultimately paving a way for their successful adaptation in the society as professionals of acupuncture and Asian medicine.
(f) To integrate alternative and Asian medicine with long-established values of compassion, empathy, and respect; in order to bring and create positive change within the community by enhancing all three aspects of physical, emotional, and intellectual health.
(g) To educate, train, and support Asian medicine professionals who empower volunteers to meet the healthcare needs and well-being of the community.