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The proposed dry needling regulation that will allow physical therapists to practice dry needling in the Commonwealth of Virginia is currently in its second commenting period of the regulatory process. We need you to comment opposing this regulation. ASVA is asking that you write a personalized statement that includes these important points. Deadline to comment is February 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. 


Elementary Aspects of Canonical Chinese Medicine
presented by Stephen Bonzak, MS, DCCM, FICEAM, L.Ac.

April 22nd & 23rd, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fairfax, Virginia 

Early Bird Prices End February 25th

This year ASVA presents Elementary Aspects of Canonical Chinese Medicine, a course designed for non-herbalists and herbalists alike who wish to develop a more accurate and deeper understanding of the application of clinical herbal medicine. Participants will achieve this objective by exploring the medicine’s original identity and history via in-depth study of classical Chinese texts.

This is a great seminar of non-herbalists or beginning herbalists as it provide the perfect foundational tools that will acquaint you with the history of Chinese herbal medicine and provide you with a greater understanding of the theoretical staples of diagnosis and treatment. 

For advanced herbalist, this is an opportunity to explore the herbs and herbal formulas you have studied with greater application and historical perspective.


Upcoming events


Virginia Board of Physical Therapy - Board Meeting
February 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m. | Department of Health Professions, 9960 Maryland Drive, 2nd Floor, Board Room #2, Henrico, Virginia 23233

*Please consider attending these meetings to both represent ASVA and the acupuncture profession. These meeting usually last 1-2 hours. If you are interested in attending Richmond-based board meetings on behalf of ASVA, please contact us at acusova@gmail.com

  • PUBLIC HEARING!:  Fourteen acupuncturists attended the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy's Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 7th to make public statements opposing the dry needling regulation. We gave the Board of Physical Therapy a lot to consider. 

  • LOBBY DAY!:  ASVA's second annual Lobby Day was a huge success. Our volunteers treated over 70 individuals in two hours including Virginia State delegates and senators. Thank you to all those who joined us in advocating for acupuncture among our legislators. 

  • SOCIAL MEDIA!:  ASVA has expanded its social media presence. Find us on Twitter (@AcuSoVa) and Instagram (acusova). 

  • ASVA ON THE RADIO! The ASVA Board was on the radio again! On Sunday, December 4th, we tackled the topic of the prescription opioid crisis and discussed how acupuncture can help with pain management and addiction treatment. To listen, click here.

  • FACEBOOK! ASVA is sponsoring the closed Facebook group Virginia Acupuncturists. It is a supportive discussion group for all acupuncturists practicing in the Commonwealth of Virginia -- including licensed acupuncturists, medical acupuncturists, and qualified chiropractic acupuncturists. Check it out!


ASVA is in need of volunteers. We are looking for members interested in:

  1. Fundraising

  2. Networking with physicians and other healthcare works

  3. Attending licensing and advisory board meetings in Richmond, VA

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please contact ASVA at: acusova@gmail.com 


Donations are not tax deductible at this time. All donations go toward ASVA's goals to support the practice of acupuncture in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

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Tweets from the Board

"I am still basking in the awesomeness of Lobby Day(s). Thank you to everyone who made public statements and all our General Assembly volunteers. You inspire me! "

-Aubry Fisher, Recording Secretary

The opioid letter is done and ready to be sent to Governor McAuliffe. ASVA will be working to post resources to our website to help you educate others about how acupuncture can help combat the opioid crisis facing this nation."

-Stephanie Pina, President 

"Students from Kings Park University and South Baylo University are now official members of ASVA. We are excited to start working to help Virginia acupuncture students become successful practitioners." 

-Rebecca Reynolds, Membership Liaison

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