Boston, Mass. – February 6, 2013 – Jill’s List announced today a new partnership with the only certifying body for the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Oriental medicine, and Asian bodywork therapy. Since the organization’s inception, NCCAOM has issued more than 25,000 certificates and currently has over 17,000 active Diplomates. This relationship not only benefits the mission and goals of both organizations, but most importantly benefits a public who is increasingly using the Internet to find qualified healthcare practitioners and share reviews.

Jill’s List ( helps people find trusted holistic health care practitioners in their neighborhoods. The Boston-based company believes that consumers should know about and have easy access to all types of health and wellness providers, and they built Jill’s List as an open, collaborative network that any credentialed provider of conventional, integrative, complementary, or alternative medicine can join and use as a private, secure platform to refer patients and clients to other health care providers.

“Our new partnership with the NCCAOM is important to the growth of the Jill’s List network overall. Adoption of Chinese Medicine modalities is growing because more and more Americans are finding that acupuncture and Oriental medicine successfully treats conditions, many chronic, among a whole host of other benefits. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation “Diplomate (NCCAOM)” and this partnership allows consumers and doctors to find practitioners who have been awarded this important certification,” says Founder of Jill’s List, Jill Shah.

Dr. Kory Ward-Cook, Chief Executive Officer of NCCAOM adds, “At NCCAOM, our mission is to establish, assess and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public. To this end, Jill’s List offers our certification organization and all of our practitioners, or Diplomates, a way to make their services available to the public. Our Diplomates can be easily identified by the presence of their NCCAOM service mark for their particular certification on their profile. In addition, consumers can rest assured, that if they find an NCCAOM Diplomate on the robust Jill’s List directory, they are both licensed and certified.”

“Jill’s List is the place to find great, credentialed health care practitioners. We check the credentials of every practitioner and our alliance with NCCAOM makes it easier to verify certified Diplomates who hold credentials in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.” says Shah. “Additionally, our collaboration will make many more credentialed practitioners aware of Jill’s List, which helps us grow our database for consumers and doctors who are looking for great practitioners.”

All holistic practitioners on Jill’s List, like those from the NCCAOM, are able to market their practice, send and receive referrals to other practitioners, and receive leads via the Jill’s List website and private portals installed in Jill’s List Premium corporate accounts. All collaboration between health professionals and consumer members on the Jill’s List system is private.

About Jill’s List

Jill’s List ( is the leading, trusted source directory of holistic practitioners for consumers and health care professionals. Consumers use Jill’s List to find, book and review holistic health and wellness professionals such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, yoga teachers and therapists, doulas, Reiki practitioners, and nutritionists. Practitioners use Jill’s List to list and market their practices and send referrals. Doctors and other professionals use Jill’s List to refer their patients to credentialed practitioners.

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About National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Established in 1982, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization. The NCCAOM is the only national certification organization that validates entry-level competency for licensed acupuncturists and other Oriental medicine (OM) practitioners through professional certification. NCCAOM certification and receiving a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 43 states plus the District of Columbia. Learn more at