ASVA Event Posting Policy: We will post any events put on by partner organizations and active ASVA members. We will also post any free local events that would benefit our membership.  Non-partnering organizations offering a NCCAOM approved PDA event will need to offer ASVA members at least a 10% discount on the course if they would like us to list it on our webpage.  To post an event contact Sarah.  

Upcoming events

    • 24 Oct 2015
    • The Won institute, 137 S. Easton Rd, Glenside, PA

    The Association for Professional Acupuncture in PA presents:


    Introduction to Tung Acupuncture


    Henry McCann, DAOM, L.Ac.


    Tung’s acupuncture is a classical family lineage that represents an ancient system of practice that survived to the present day independent of the TCM movement. Once a guarded secret, it is characterized by a unique set of extra points, its minimal use of needles, an almost exclusive use of distal point treatment, and an extensive use of bloodletting therapy. In this two-weekend course we will cover the history, theory and clinical application of Tung’s acupuncture while learning, in depth, the location and indications of each unique extra point. Furthermore, we will look at the rational and clinical importance of distal point needling starting with classical texts such as the Nei Jing. Even if one never uses Tung’s unique points, this class will help deepen the clinicians understanding of conventional acupuncture and 12 channel theory.

    You will learn:

    ·        The basic concepts of Tung’s Acupuncture, and an overview of Tung’s unique point layout system.

    ·        The basics of microsystem approaches to acupuncture point selection

    ·        The locations and indications of Tung’s points in zones 1-4, 9 and 10.

    ·        The application of Dao Ma Zhen Fa and Dong Qi Zhen Fa needle techniques.

    October 24, 25 and November 21, 22

    This is a 4 day seminar that will take place over two weekends.

     Discounts are available for APA members (and members of NJAAOM/ASNY/MAS) and current students, but the BEST discounts are for APA members who register early! Early bird registration ends on September 23.

     Space is limited! REGISTER TODAY at, Email:, or telephone:888-626-9782 

    Dr. Henry McCann, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)

    Henry McCann is a licensed acupuncturist (NJ, NY, MA, OR) and was among the first group of people in the US nationally certified in Oriental medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. McCann has a diploma from the New England School of Acupuncture, and a doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine with specialties in women’s health and geriatric medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. As part of that degree he studied gynecology at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Sichuan, China). Prior to his professional training in Oriental medicine Dr. McCann completed a BA and BM at Oberlin College, and was a Fulbright fellow to the University of the Ryukyu (Okinawa, Japan). Henry has practiced and taught Asian martial arts for 30 years, and teaches Qigong and Daoist meditation.

    Dr. McCann is on the faculty of the
    Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NYC) and theOregon College of Oriental Medicine doctoral program. He lectures for the doctoral degree program at the American College of TCM in San Francisco, and has also taught in Ireland, Germany, Austria, Holland and Indonesia. Dr. McCann is the author of two acupuncture textbooks and has published numerous articles. In 2005 Gov. Richard Codey appointed Dr. McCann to sit on the NJ State Acupuncture Examining Board.

    • 24 Oct 2015
    • 25 Oct 2015
    • Fairfax, VA

    SATURDAY, October 24th:                                                       

    Beginning Insurance Billing

    SUNDAY, Oct 25th:                             

    Coding & Documentation Essentials

    Plan to Attend Both - and SAVE money off registration.

    Beginning Insurance Billing



    • Diagnosis Codes that pay and which Procedure Codes are typically covered
    • Insurance Fees and how they relate to your Cash Fees
    • Submitting Claims Electronically - For Free
    • Verification- the Important First Step
    • Understand exactly how Insurance "works" because Knowing = Success

    This class is taught by: Mori West, CEO of Acuclaims, an insurance billing company for acupuncturists. In 2014 Acuclaims collected over 8 million dollars for their clients. Mori is the Founding President of the Southern California American Medical Billing Association & 2010 member of the year, she has over 30 years experience providing insurance billing services.

    You'll get forms, cheat sheets, , as well as ALL reference materials needed for billing.

    Advanced Coding and Documentation 


    • Code and get paid for your Evaluations
    • Understand how Treatment Schedules and how Goals  work in your favor
    • Proper documentation and letters of medical necessity get you paid
    • Changes to the VA- why you need to treat these pts
    • Bring problem EOBs and get answers on the spot.
      We're seeing MANY MORE requests for documentation as well as NO PAYMENT denials for medical necessity.  You'll get sample forms and information to turn requests for records into checks, plus reference material for the new claim form and worker's compensation requirements.

    Want More Information?  Contact:

                 ACUCLAIMS  310 944-6189                                       Speak to Christine or Mori


    register online:


    SAT & SUN Oct 24 & 25, 2015  9 -5 both days, Registration at 8:30 am


     CLASS PRICES WITH PDA's          

    State Association Members:                               

    Early Bird:  One Class $115 Both $200                       After Oct 1st:  One Class $125 Both 220                         

    NON-Association  Members:

    Early Bird:  One Class:$130, Both $220                           After Oct 1st: One Class:$145, Both $240                                                                                                              

    OFFICE STAFF/Students- NO PDAs:

    Early Bird- One Class $100   Both $200           Reg Reg-   One Class $110   Both $220                 

     BOTH CLASSES INCLUDE  FORMS-Sample Letters, Functional Scales, and much more.




    Think of it this way:

    • If you can go back Monday morning and get a denied claim processed and paid or start treating just one patient because you now know how to process his insurance.


    Virgina University of Oriental Medicine 
    9401 Mathy Dr.
    Fairfax, VA 22031

    • 03 Nov 2015
    • Bobby Van's Steakhouse 809 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

    Acupuncture Society of DC


    with special guest speaker, 

    Jack Daniel!

    DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

    TIME: 7-9 pm

    LOCATION: Bobby Van's Steakhouse

    809 15th Street, NW  Washington, DC 20005


    "All Business Is Personal"  Making Your Practice Profitable!

    Jack M. Daniel, M.Ac.(UK), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.,(NCCAOM), Founder of The Whole Circle™, has practiced and taught acupuncture continuously in the United States and England since 1973. Jack has taught many of the acupuncturists now practicing in the Mid-Atlantic States. He has designed and delivered basic and advanced education programs for acupuncturists in the US and England.

    In October of 2006, he was appointed to the staff of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, as Acupuncturist, in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Program in the Oncology Section. He has treated patients at the Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Care Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the outpatient clinic.

    He received his Master of Acupuncture qualification from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK) in 1979 where he also obtained his Licentiate in 1973. He received his California acupuncture license in 1979. Jack's Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut affords him a strong foundation in the sciences.

    In addition, Jack is licensed in the state of Maryland, where he has been practicing Chinese medicine continuously since 1988. His first U.S. practice began in Maryland in 1975, where he co-founded the Centre for Traditional Acupuncture in Columbia, MD, formerly known as the Traditional Acupuncture Institute and then Tai Sophia Institute.  It is now known as the Maryland University of Integrative Health.




    • 08 Nov 2015
    • Charlottesville, VA



    The Acupuncture Society of Virginia presents

    ASVA Grand Rounds Case Studies and Theory Class

    4 NCCAOM PDAs  Approved (Core)


    Date: Sunday November 8th, 2015

    Location: Anne Smucker Residence

    203 Sunset Avenue Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    Time: 11AM - 4PM

    (Registration opens at 11AM, first presentation to start at 11:30.  Lite refreshments during break around 1:30PM)

    Acupuncture Student $20

    ASVA or Affiliate State Member $25

    Non-ASVA or Non-Affiliate State Member $35

    Description: The Grand Rounds class is an opportunity for practitioners to 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.

    Presenters and Topics:

    • Anne Smucker L.Ac: “Considerations in working with a client with ALS”
    • Robert Hoffman, L.Ac: “Working with the Three Levels of Qi using the Solushens Process”
    • Gregory Johnston L.Ac: “Treating Grade II Ankle Sprain: East versus West”
    • Jody Forman L.Ac: “Choosing Points based on Imagining the Body”

    Last Grand Rounds of 2015!  Limited seats so register for you seat early and come enjoy Charlottesville in the Fall!

        Interested in becoming at presenter and sharing an educational case? We are still looking for a couple acupuncturists who can share their experiences with others.  Contact event coordinator Stephanie Pina at for more information and guidelines. 



    ASVA Cancellation Policy: 

    One month prior to seminar date: Full refund minus $25 cancellation fee.

    One month to one week prior: 60% of tuition will be refunded.

    Less than one week prior or nonattendance: No refunds


    • 14 Nov 2015
    • 15 Nov 2015
    • The WON Institute, Glenside PA

    The Color, Sound, Odor, Emotion Experience

    with Mary Ellen Scheckenbach

    NCCAOM PDA: 13 pending
    November 14-15th 2015
     9 AM to 5 PM

    The Won Institute
    The Class:
    The CSOE Experience will give you an opportunity to See Color, Hear Sounds, Smell Odors and Feel the Emotions used as diagnostic tools in 5 Element Acupuncture. Come enjoy these experiences together in a large group where we will witness the many manifestations of CSOE.
    Limited 40 participan

    $275-Normal registration
    Early Bird (by September 30th 2015) -$250
    $250 -Won faculty& members of the acupuncture associations in NJ,PA,NY,MD, VA

    Early Bird (by September 30th 2015) -$225

    To register, call (215) 884-8942 or email

Acupuncture Society of Virginia
2308 Mt Vernon Ave #218
Alexandria, VA 22301

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