Welcome to RISAOM!

The Rhode Island Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Welcome to the website of the Rhode Island Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The purpose of this site is to provide information to members of the Oriental Medicine profession as well as material to educate the community about Oriental Medicine.

RISAOM is a professional society serving the community of Doctors of Acupuncture in Rhode Island. A Doctor of Acupuncture is licensed after completion of at least 2500 hours of training at an accredited school of Oriental Medicine and successful completion of the exams provided by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

RISAOM is an organizational member of both the American Association of Oriental Medicine and the National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance. RISAOM believes in promoting diversity and cooperation within the profession and promoting high standards of professionalism consistent the standards supported by the profession at a national level.

If you are a consumer interested in learning more about Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, see our page of information for the public. For information about who is permitted to practice acupuncture in Rhode Island, see the section on the profession and the law .