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Oriental Medicine Practitioners
The national emphasis on wellness and natural health care is expected to keep up the demand for Oriental bodywork therapists and other OM practitioners. Interest from the mainstream medical community, recent advances in research, and favorable changes in government policy are strong indicators that the field will continue to expand. As insurance, health maintenance organizations, and other third-party reimbursements increase, Oriental medicine is expected to grow. According to the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, the number of certified and licensed acupuncturists has nearly tripled in the last decade and should continue to grow as additional states establish legal guidelines.