A common question that comes up in conversation is who and what the ACAOM, CCAOM, and NCCAOM are. The simple answer is that they are the governances that make the education of this amazing medicine possible. The pioneers of the acupuncture profession in the U.S. came together with their own expertise and formed these organizations to bring credibility to the acupuncture profession and to educate the public. Here is an easy way to remember what each organization does.