The North American Journal of Oriental Medicine (NAJOM) was founded for the promotion and development of the Japanese approaches to Oriental medicine in North America. We publish both paper and PDF versions of the journal, with all articles available in both English and Japanese, in an effort to facilitate networking among practitioners of Oriental medicine so that they may enhance their knowledge and skills.
As an international and multi-disciplinary publication, NAJOM does not uphold a particular approach or viewpoint, but our aim is to foster the growth and refinement of Oriental medicine grounded in skilled touch. With due respect for all traditions and perspectives of Oriental medicine, NAJOM pursues this aim by highlighting the theories and practices of traditional Japanese medicine, including Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, kampo (herbology), shiatsu, anma, and do-in, which emphasize the vital role of touch in healing.
Having developed over more than a thousand years, traditional Japanese medicine is an amalgamation of numerous aspects, developments, and interpretations of Oriental medicine in Japan. Oriental medicine is now practiced around the world and will continue to evolve and develop to suit the unique environment and needs of each region. NAJOM seeks to contribute to the development of Oriental medicine in North America by making more information available on traditional Japanese practices and how they are being applied today. The primary intention behind NAJOM is to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas which inspires and motivates practitioners of Oriental medicine to deepen their understanding and refine their art.
North American Society of Oriental Medicine
886 West King Edward Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2E1