Unifying Acupuncturists in California

and advance the practice of acupuncture and traditional medicine.

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Why CalATMA?

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  • We unify acupuncturists in California and collaborate nationally.
  • We promote Acupuncture as a profession, and as a political and economic force.
  • We represent Acupuncturists and TEAM physicians in the legislative process, and protect and advance our scope of practice.
  • We offer a strong benefits package based on the needs and preferences of our members. We will continue expanding our benefits package and increase the value of membership to our membership community.
  • We strive to unite vendors, suppliers and schools that support our profession.

Our mission

To protect, promote, integrate, and advance the practice of acupuncture and traditional medicine, preserve the rights of the patients it serves and seek continuous improvement in the quality of patient treatment and care.

Adopted May 6, 2018


Become a member of CalATMA to help support a clear, unifying voice for the acupuncturists in California in order to strengthen and protect our profession.

Spotlight on our industry
members and sponsors

Ron Zaidman, MBA, MTCM

President & CEO

Five Branches University is the 1st TCM school to join our membership ranks!

FBU President Ron Zeidman said recently:

A great poet, writer, and Nobel Prize winner, Rudyad Kipling, lived in Asia for many years and wrote:

OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,

Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;

But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,

When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!

The most important part of this quote is that when strong men (and women) meet, there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth.

We must be strong and unite to defend and advance Traditional Chinese Medicine in California and the U.S., a precious tradition that has been handed down to us by so many great doctors over thousands of years. We must all be strong and unite.

Mori West, AcuClaims

Professional Acupuncture & Chiropractic Billing

I immediately joined CalATMA as an industry member because I KNOW the value of a trade association. I also know that speaking with ONE VOICE is vitally important to make changes at the state level and in negotiations with carriers. For too many years California Acupuncturists were not represented with legislators as well as insurance carriers, with CalATMA that will change- and ALL of California’s acupuncturists will now have a voice that WILL be heard.

Donate Today

A primary focus of CalATMA is to promote legislation and political action to help strengthen and protect the practice of acupuncture in California. Your donation helps to fund our Political Action Committee to help move our agenda forward.

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JASA Spring 2020

One benefit of CalATMA Membership is access to the Journal of the American Society of Acupuncturists. The most recent edition is for Spring 2020. Members

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