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 Sep 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Richmond, Virginia

    The Acupuncture Society of Virginia presents 

        State of AOM Profession: Profitable and Ethical Practice

    with Michael Taromina, Esq


    Date: Saturday September 24th, 2016 9AM-3PM (Registration starts at 8:30AM)

        Location: Virginia Commonwealth University

    (Monroe Campus) Academic Learning Building
    Room 1201
    1000 Floyd Ave
    Richmond, Virginia 23220


    5 NCCAOM PDAs (2.5 Ethics & 2.5 Safety)  Approved and 

    5 California CEUs Live Category 1 Approved 

    (Registration ends Thursday Sept 22th 2016)


    PLUS an ASVA social event following the seminar from 4-6PM! Meet and great with other licensed acupuncturists and acupuncture students in a relaxed environment. More details to come! 


    Course Objectives

    • In-depth analysis of real legal, criminal, safety, and ethical cases
    • Overview of existing and emerging trends of ethics and safety risk for AOM providers
    • Understanding the interrelationship between state and NCCAOM requirements
    •  Establishing and maintaining proper safety manuals and strategies
    • Avoiding common ethical and safety pitfalls for well-intentioned practitioners
    • Attendee interaction and discussion about practicing and representing the profession of acupuncture and Oriental medicine

    We would like to thank Mr. Taromina for donating his speaking fee in support of ASVA's goals and mission.

    Registration for the Smeinar is Open. If you are only attending the Social Event, please register separately.  The Richmond social event , as well as, Reston Town Hall in October are FREE.


    ASVA Members and Affiliate State Associations: $112.50

    (Affiliate State Associations apply to DC Acupuncture Society, Maryland Acupuncture Society, Pennsylvania Acupuncture Society, Connecticut Society of Acupuncture & North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Discount rate applies after verification of membership status)

    Licensed Acupuncturists $125.00

    Acupuncture Students $25.00

    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.

    Hotel Group Rate:  There are many options for places to stay in the downtown Richmond area near the VCU Monroe Campus.  ASVA has a group rate at the Hampton Inn Downtown for $135 plus tax per night. This rate is good for Friday and Saturday night. 

    Hampton Inn Downtown Richmond
    (entrance & parking garage on 7th St)
    700 East Main St., Suite A
    Richmond, Virginia 23219

    Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 1-804-643-5400 and use code: ASV or online  at  

    Parking for the hotel is $15 per night and you may come and go as you like.  This hotel does also offer a shuttle service to the Seminar location, so if you are interested we can help you get a ride over to the event location and not have to find or pay for parking.)

     About our Speaker:  

    Michael Taromina, Esq. is the Chair of the NCCAOM's Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Committee and the co-author of the Code of Ethics, Grounds of Discipline and Procedures for Upholding Professional Conduct.  he has an extensive background of legal representation, education and advocacy for Acupuncture and oriental Medicine throughout the country.


    (More information about the ASVA Social event following the Seminar to come .  Attendees will be emailed updates as well.  Persons interesting in attending only the social event can contact ASVA at for more information.)

    • 24 Sep 2016
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TBA- near Smeinar location
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    Come join us at the ASVA Post-Richmond Seminar Event

     Saturday September 24th 3:30-5:30PM

    Keep the fun going with your fellow acupuncturists and friends after the seminar. This social event is a great way to exchange information, meet others practicing locally and around Virginia.

    Meet seminar speaker Michael Taromina, Esq. and ASVA Lobbyist Matthew Stanley

    Plus, its FREE, but you must register, space is limited!


    Location (to be confirmed)

    Dinamo Restaurant, one of Richmond's best!

    821 West Cary St

    Richmond, Virginia 23220

    Dinamo is within walking distance to the seminar location and West Main St. parking garage, where ASVA has reserved spots.  Appetizers will be served, alcoholic beverage available through cash bar. 


    Win Door Prizes!!! 

    Can't make it to Richmond for the Social, check out the ASVA Town Hall only a few weeks later, free for all attendees during the Building Bridges Conference Saturday October 15th in Reston, Virginia.  See Event page for details.

    • 13 Oct 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency, Reston, Virginia

    Wu Ming QIGONG For Breast Health

    One Day Training Workshop For Practitioners on Breast Health

    (Building Bridges of Integration Pre-conference event)

    Teach your clients and friends what they absolutely need to know to help PREVENT BREAST CANCER


    Why Wu Ming?

    This Qigong series, developed by Nan Lu, OMD, Qigong master and author of Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Woman's Guide to Healing from Breast Cancer, effectively guides energy through the breast area.  As energy flows more freely, you have the potential to create better breast health. 


    Why do you need training?

    Properly learning these Qigong forms takes serious practice and is key for your client to achieve maximum results.

    Open to the public.


    One-day Training Details:


    Includes 2 interactive DVDs, Wu Ming Qigong for Breast Health

    Thursday, October 13th, 10AM-4PM

    Hyatt Regency, Reston, Virginia

    ASVA Members get a 20% discount off standard registration- use code "ASVA"

    Register NOW! Call 212-274-1079

    More information can also be found at



    • 13 Oct 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 16 Oct 2016
    • 3:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency at the Reston Town Center, Reston, Virginia

    2016 Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine: Oneness, Consciousness, Everyday Health 

    October 13th-16th

    Hyatt Regency, Reston, Virginia 

    NCCAOM PDA pending


    ASVA Members 20% Discount Standard Registration Price  (Use code: ASV) 

    This is a $100.00 savings.



    Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), America’s premier educational event on body–mind–spirit healing, returns October 13-16, 2016. For more than a decade this landmark conference has gathered integrative healthcare practitioners as well as health-seekers from across the country for an unforgettable three days. Our unique healing experience in a learning environment allows participants to recognize the root cause of many common conditions by looking beyond their symptoms. It also offers unique opportunities to experience Qi or vital energy, the wise, intelligent Universal force running through all things.

    Over the past several years, Building Bridges for TCM has introduced conference-goers to a revolutionary framework that correlates ancient wisdom with modern science. This perspective illuminates a deeper understanding of humans as energy beings. It has also helped a wide range of healthcare practitioners to understand how true health and wellness result from the multidimensional influences of body, mind and spirit.

    This year’s focus is Oneness, Consciousness and Everyday Health. Participants can learn from keynoters Peter Russell, physicist, futurist and best-selling author of the Global Brain; Eben Alexander III, MD, a neurosurgeon who delved into a life-changing experience with consciousness during a near-death experience in his New York Times best-selling book, Proof of Heaven, and Grand Master Nan Lu, the country’s foremost spiritual leader, practitioner and teacher of traditional Chinese medicine, and author of Digesting the Universe, A Revolutionary Framework for Healthy Metabolism Function. More than a dozen presenters come together to create a caring community and bring the profound experience of Building Bridges for TCM to life including Stephen Cowan, Thea Elijah, Haihe Tian, Decheng Chen, Ruan Jin Zhao, Brother/Doctor Bernard Seif, Tonya Heyman, Melissa Thiel and Larry Stoler, and more.


    For more information and to register, visit

    • 15 Oct 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency at the Reston Town Center, Reston, Virginia

    The Acupuncture of Virginia

    Town Hall Meeting at the Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference

    October 15th, 2016  5:00PM - 8:00PM

    Location:  Hyatt Regency Reston

    1800 Presidents St., Reston Virginia 20190

    Please join the ASVA Board, Virginia licensed acupuncturists and acupuncture students at this Town Hall Meeting to discuss current topics effecting the acupuncture profession in our state.  This is a great chance to meet and greet new practitioners and old friends. 


    The topics of discussion will be posted soon and we are open to ideas you may have, so please email us at and register here.  Light refreshments to be served.  Please register below.


    Please register by Saturday October 8th so we can have a total as to the number of people to prepare for.  Come join the acupuncture "think tank" and remember ASVA members get 20% off regular/standard registration of the 2016 Building Bridges Conference, who are our hosts. Also look for the ASVA table during the conference.  Hope to see you there!


    More information to come soon!!!




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Alexandria, VA 22301

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