The Institute of American Acupuncture and Life Medicine (IAALM), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit health organization, was founded in 2002 for the purpose of raising the quality of healthcare, by bridging the gap between alternative and conventional medicine, by providing the highest quality of acupuncture medicine to all, regardless of ability to pay, by promoting consumer health education and by training professionals in the art and science of Kototama Energy Medicine. IAALM has provided direct healthcare services and education to the disadvantaged and under-served of the St. Louis community while training professionals in hands-on diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of Kototama Life Medicine. Currently, IAALM is sharing the wisdom and healing advances of Masahilo M. Nakazono (1918-1994), originator of Kototama Life Medicine, through workshops, distant learning, and publications.
IAALM recognizes health as essential to life. We seek to advance understanding of the significance of individual health to the health of the whole community and advocate affordable and effective integrative healthcare. We seek to advance the understanding of human life through a deeper understanding of acupuncture and meridian therapy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends acupuncture as a first course of treatment for many conditions, yet capable practitioners remain scarce. Those practitioners who are available, are often beyond the financial means of many who could benefit from acupuncture and Life Medicine. IAALM serves the public by encouraging the highest quality of traditional medicine for all humans.
IAALM is governed by a volunteer board of directors
Thomas E. Duckworth, D.K.M., L Ac.
Dannette Rae and Thomas D. Wilson
Jason R. Hackler, L.Ac. D.O.M.
Mary Wallis, L Ac.
Tracy L. Conrad, D.O.M.
Ted Hall, L. Ac.