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!
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.
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