The Exchange Center of Acupuncture and Moxibustion is an academic national first-class organization composed of scientific and technological workers in the field of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion medicine and related fields and relevant units. It is the bridge and link between the Party and the government to contact the workers of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. It is also an important social force for the development of acupuncture and moxibustion medicine and for the world. The World Acupuncture and Acupuncture Exchange Center was established in April 2004. It is registered and supervised by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China and is in charge of the business of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.