Philippine Academy of Acupuncture, Inc. (PAAI)
菲律宾针灸研究院正式成立于2011年5月，在菲律宾证券及交易委员会注册。目前有会员82名，其中获得针灸证书的西医医师35名，针灸师47名。现任院长是Jaime Z. Galvez-Tan博士。
Philippine Academy of Acupuncture, Inc. (PAAI) was officially registered with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in May 2011. It currently has 82 individual members including 35 Western medical doctors with acupuncture certificate and 47 acupuncturists. The current president is Jaime Z. Galvez-Tan M.D.
The Philippine Academy of Acupuncture Inc. (PAAI) was established in November, 2009, during the First National Conference in Acupuncture held in Quezon City, Philippines on 25 November 2009, with the conference theme – “Mainstreaming Acupuncture Towards Primary Health Care-Based Health Care Systems”. It was also during this conference that the Constitution and By-Laws of PAAI was ratified, and that the first Board of Trustees of PAAI was elected by the general assembly. PAAI was formally registered under the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission on May 2011. Since its inception, PAAI has organized five (5) national conferences in acupuncture. The conferences were well attended by medical and non-medical acupuncturists from all over the Philippines, and topics presented ranged from setting clinical standards to current updates in the practice of acupuncture in the Philippines. PAAI also actively coordinates with the government’s Philippine Institute for Traditional and Alternative Health Care of the Department of Health (PITAHC-DOH), as well as other local training centers in acupuncture, in terms of the training and continuing education needs of its general membership.