The Texas Acupuncture Association (TAA) was founded in 1989 before the practice of acupuncture was legal in the State of Texas. It was through the efforts of the association that acupuncture became legal and professionally licensed in Texas in 1993. In 2000, TAA reorganized as the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (TAAOM) in order to better represent all facets of the profession. Today it is the largest professional organization of licensed acupuncturists and practitioners of Oriental medicine in Texas.
The mission of TAAOM is to protect and promote the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Texas by
- understanding and addressing the concerns of Licensed Acupuncturists and the communities they serve
- promoting high standards of education and patient care
- providing a unified voice to the profession
Membership is open to all acupuncturists licensed by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners (TSBAE) as well as students currently enrolled in a masters level acupuncture program.