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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
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




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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