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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
  • 05 Jul 2014 8:45 PM | Sarah Shupe (Administrator)

    In June, the IHPC responded to the Department of Health and Human Services request for information regarding provider non-discrimination.  According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance companies should not discriminate against a provider as long as they are acting within their scope of practice (Ex: a licensed acupuncturist administering acupuncture). The goal of this is for patients to have access to covered services from the full range of providers operating under a state license.  Unfortunately this is not always happening. 

    The IHPC wrote a thorough response which can be found here in PDF form.  Please take a look. 

  • 01 Jul 2014 4:41 PM | Sarah Shupe (Administrator)

    Here is a selection of legislation passed by the 2014 Session of the General Assembly.  Luckily none of these effect the practice of acupuncture in the state.  Many of do effect the daily lives of the citizens of Virginia.  Click here to take a look at the list. 

    Topics include: Alcoholic Beverage Control, Animal Care, Business and Employment, Constitutional Amendment, Criminal Offenses, Education, Elections, General Laws, Health and Health Professions, Housing, Human Trafficking, Hunting, Insurance, Local Government, Mental Health Reform, Motor Vehicles, Social Services, Transportation, and Utilities. 


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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