Grand Rounds Sunday November 9th in Burke, VA

This presentation will share patient cases and theories that examine the types of treatments and conditions attendees may see or use in their clinic.  Different than online training or reading cases, this live class is a chance to delve deeper into the real cases and ask questions directly to the treating practitioner about treatment style, patient follow-up, and the true incorporation of different styles of medicine.  We will have 4 local practitioners present their case studies and you will have lots of time to ask questions and network with fellow acupuncturists.  4 PDAs NCCAOM pending.  Find out more info and register on the event page.

Upcoming events

24 Oct 2014 • Multiple around VA
01 Nov 2014 • At the Sheraton in Columbia, MD
09 Nov 2014 10:00 AM • 5276 Lyngate Ct, Burke, VA 22015


  

About Our Organization

The Acupuncture Society of Virginia (ASVA) is a professional membership organization of Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac.s) dedic ated to promoting the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Our mission is to uphold high professional ethics and standards by monitoring and supporting legislation regarding professional standards and public safety and to educate the general public regarding the nature and scope of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  We support clinical research verifying the effectiveness of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. We cooperate with national professional organizations and provide continuing education programs for Licensed Acupuncturists.

Our members receive the benefit of listing their practice on our statewide site, the ability to submit listings of upcoming events, the ability to participate in efforts to protect our profession at the state legislative level, discounts on supplies and educational events sponsored by partner suppliers and organizations, and access to a community of fellow professionals.  Become a member today!



Know Your Acupuncturist

Practitioners whose educational focus is in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine receive approximately 80% of their training exclusively in this field, and undergo an extensive clinical internship averaging 3 years. Other healthcare practitioners may use acupuncture, which is one of the many therapies of Oriental Medicine, as an adjunct to their primary practice. While all of these practitioners also have training in western medical sciences, this chart is designed to illustrate the varying levels of acupuncture training generally undertaken by healthcare professionals.

Know Your Acupuncturist


Practice Opportunities

Looking for a place to practice?  Check out our opportunities page to find rooms for rent and clinic space.



ASVA Updates
Information and Resources on Ebola

Many questions have emerged pertaining to how acupuncturists should deal with the threat of Ebola. Your state association wants you to be aware of late breaking news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and one of its epidemiologists with special CDC Ebola training. The epidemiologist states that the CDC has only published official guidelines for acute care facilities. However, as of late, the CDC addressed outpatient facilities that include acupuncture practices. We wanted to provide you with the following information and key resources to assist you in educating patients as well as your professionals.

Among the most important points made are the following:
  • Ancillary services, such as acupuncture clinics, should have a plan of action.
  • Before treating clients exhibiting symptoms of Ebola, ask if they have been in West Africa during the past 21 days
  • Ask if they have been in contact with anyone else who has been in Africa in the past 21 days and has been sick or experiencing any fever
  • If the answer is yes, ask the patient to step into a private area, after which a trained medical professional should complete further screening (call either a Health Department official or other contracted service)
  • Patients are not contagious until they have a fever and do not feel well
  • Even at the first signs of fever they are not contagious in general.
  • If you screen patients and rule out any with risks of Ebola, staff should be able to practice safely

Given this vital information, it would be wise for acupuncturists to develop a plan as soon as possible.  Access a checklist that you could use for patients with suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States.

Be aware of the wonderful posters pertaining to Ebola developed by the CDC which can be hung in your clinic. Click on this link to access

We recommend checking the CDC homepage for late-breaking information


Celebrate AOM Day!
Friday October 24th


It would be great for Virginia acupuncturists to be noticed! Send us an email at acusova@gmail.com and let us know what fun and special things you are planning for AOM day.   We are creating an AOM Day event page on our website.  We will list all events hosted by ASVA members around the state and post any videos our members create for the NCCAOM contest, so send them our way!  We are also offering FREE admittance to the Grand Rounds on November 9th for the acupuncturist submitting the best idea voted by the Board.  Good luck in the contest!

Need ideas.  We have compiled a number of
resources  and put them on the AOM Day ideas page under "Info For L.Ac.s".  These marketing ideas are great for your clinic for anytime of year, so check them out!


Thank You to Our Sponsors

These companies have supported ASVA over the last year.  Click on the logo to go to their websites.









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