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 Aubry at  

Upcoming events

    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22033

    The Acupuncture Society of Virginia presents

    Elementary Aspects of Canonical Chinese Medicine

    with by Stephen Bonzak MS, DCCM, FICEAM, L.Ac.

    Saturday & Sunday, April 22nd & 23rd, 2017 9AM-6PM (Registration starts at 8:15AM)


    16 California CEU Category 1 Live APPROVED 


    Plus, the 2017 ASVA Annual Membership Meeting 7PM-9:30PM on Saturday April 22nd, 2017 (Please register separately)

    AND the ASVA Raffle and Silent Auction!

    Location: Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks- Great Falls Room

    11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway

    Fairfax, Virginia 22033

    (ASVA Group Rates Available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, see information below)

    Description of Course

    Elementary Aspects of Canonical Chinese Medicine is 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.

    Topics that will be discussed include:

    • Introduction to the original lineages of Chinese Medicine
    • Introduction to the Shanghan Lun and Jingui Yaolue (Treatise on Cold Damage and Complex Diseases)
    • Shanghan Lun as the fusion of theoretical and clinical medicine
    • History and background of Zhang Zhongjing (attributed author of the Shanghan Lun) and his writings
    • Evolution of shamanic medicine to pharmaceutical medicine
    • Relationship of the Shanghan Lun to the Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon (Huangdi Neijing), the Canon of Difficulties (Nanjing), and the Divine Farmer's Canon of Materia Medica (Shennong Bencao Jing)
    • Shanghan Zabing Lun as a primer on acupuncture-herb integration
    • Origins and importance of pulse diagnosis in Chinese herbalism 
    • Classical herb/formula classifications and their clinical presentation and symptomology 
    • And more!

    Non-herbalist or beginners: Don’t shy away from this course! This is a perfect foundational tool 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 (regardless of whether or not you incorporate herbs in your practice).

    Herbalist:  Explore the herbs and formulas you have studied with greater application and historical perspective. This seminar also serves as an introduction to more advanced courses in the application of classical Chinese herbalism.

    Seminar Prices: Early Bird Rate ends March 11th, 2017 (Early Price/Regular Price)

    ASVA Current Member - $325/$350
    Current Acupuncture Student - $250/$280
    Allied State Organization Member* - $337.50/$360
    Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization - $375/$400

    Extra $50 for registration day of event - We encourage you to check with us ahead of time to make sure spots are still available.

    *Allied State Organizations - Acupuncture Society of DC (ASCD), Maryland Acupuncture Society (MAS),                 North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCAAOM), Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania (APA), Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CSAOM). Also included is the Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians (VAANP).

    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 or partial PDA/CEU credit.

    ASVA Group Hotel Information: Both the Seminar and ASVA Annual Meeting will be held at the Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks. Guests can call 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the "Acupuncture Society Room Block”. For those who would like to book online through the hotel's website, go to   The code to enter in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section is ACUACUA. The end date for the room block is Wednesday March 31st, 2017. 

    Speaker Bio:

    Stephen Bonzak, MS, DCCM, FICEAM, LAc is the founder and director of Health Traditions Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic in Chicago. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and then attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), receiving a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. In addition to his practice, he teaches classes in herbal medicine and medical theory at PCOM, supervises interns in the student clinic, and is the Chair of the Oriental Medicine Department.

    Stephen Bonzak is a Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine℠ DCCM℠ and a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine℠ FICEAM℠.

    Mr. Bonzak is an herbalist specialized in Canonical Chinese Medicine™, a style of herbalism based on the Chinese Han-dynasty classics, and has completed 400+ hours of advanced post-graduate training at the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine™ where in 2012 he was certified as a Diplomate. Since 2015, Mr. Bonzak is also certified as a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine FICEAM, after the successful completion of a 200 hours clinical internship.

    In 2013, Mr. Bonzak has started teaching both domestically and internationally alongside Dr. Versluys as a co-instructor in the aforementioned training program. He was one of the first practitioners to become clinically certified as a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, and is one of only two Clinical Supervisors currently approved by Dr. Versluys.

    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, Virginia 22033

    2017 Acupuncture Society of Virginia Annual Meeting

    Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 7:00PM-9:30PM


        Location: Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks   

    11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway

    Fairfax, Virginia 22033

    Come join ASVA members, Virginia acupuncturists and acupuncture students at the ASVA Annual meeting in Fairfax, Virginia! 

    Dinner is provided FREE for all current ASVA members.

    For non-members, the cost is $25.  The meeting will take place in tandem with our weekend seminar Elementary Aspects of Canonical Chinese Medicine with Stephen Bonzak.  

    If you are not attending the seminar and would like attend the Annual meeting only, please register here.

    Learn what the Acupuncture Society of Virginia has been doing the last year. The annual meeting includes legislative updates, how to get involved in professional growth and development, upcoming ASVA projects and plans, reviewing ASVA membership benefits  and much more on hot topics in our profession.  We will be discussing ways you can be more involved in ASVA, like becoming a regional representative and student mentorship program opportunities.  We will also be voting on bylaws and electing ASVA Board Members.  

    Also, the ASVA Silent Auction and Raffle to help support ASVA's goal of public education and awareness on acupuncture!

     Meeting Agenda

    6:30-7:00 Registration, Meet & Greet 

    7:00 PM Annual Membership Meeting Begins

    o   Welcome and ASVA Board introductions, review of 2016-2017 activities and events

    o   2016-2017 ASVA Financial Statement and ASVA Board nominations and election

    o   Overview of ASVA membership, membership levels and benefits

    o   American Society of Acupuncturists Report

    o   Getting involved with Acupuncture Profession and in Virginia

    o   Dry Needling Status, the Next Step

    o   Acupuncture at the State Level

    o   Questions and Answers, open forum discussion for attendees.

    ASVA Board Elections

    Nominations are now open for ASVA board positions!
    We are accepting nominations
    via email now until April 16th. Please submit your nominee or volunteer yourself by the deadline. Voting will take place in person at annual meeting.

    To find out more information contact ASVA or visit our board member page for a description of positions. Current ASVA Board members are happy to answer any questions. 


    Please register by Sunday April 16th

    Current ASVA Members and Student Members : FREE

    Virginia Licensed Acupuncturist, non-ASVA members: $25

    ($25 can be applied towards membership fee)

    ASVA Group Rate at the Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks:
    This rate is good for April 21st-23rd, so Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.  Price is $99 plus tax and fees per night. Free parking and Wi-Fi.  Guests can call 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the "Acupuncture Society Room Block”. For those who would like to book online through the hotel's website, go to   Enter your dates and then enter code ACUACUA in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section. The end date for the room block is Wednesday March 31st, 2017. 

      We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting!
    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Won Institute Glenside, PA

    Introduction to Toyohari


    Zoe Brenner, L.Ac., Dip.Ac., Dipl.CH

    Toyohari is a form of traditional East Asian medicine. It is a refined system of Japanese meridian therapy. It is different from most other forms of acupuncture in that it uses delicate needle techniques (often non-inserted) and specialized treatment methods, placing great emphasis on the use of pulse diagnosis and palpation skills. The diagnosis and treatment focuses on feeling the movement of the Qi directly. Its theoretical foundation is derived from the medical classics: Nei Jing Su Wen and Ling Shu and primarily the Nan Jing.

    In this workshop, we will cover:

    Some background of Toyohari Meridian Therapy, an overview of basic 5 Phase relationship theory within this system, an overview of diagnosis including pulse diagnosis techniques, demonstration of some special contact needling techniques and complete treatment demonstration. NCCAOM- 7PDAs.

    Saturday April 29, 2017 – 9 am-6 pm

    Location Won Institute

    137 S Easton Road

    Glenside, PA 19038

    Associated state members Early Bird $140.00, After February 28th  $175.00

    Cancellation Policy- 50% refund before April 1st- No refund on or after April 15th.

    Register online


    • 02 Jun 2017
    • 05 Jun 2017
    • Black Mountain, NC

    Medicines from the Earth Symposium
    hosted by 

    Date: June 2-5, 2017

    Location: Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC 


    • By February 24th: $279
    • By April 12th: $349
    • By June 1st: $399
    • At the door: $420

    Medicines From the Earth Symposium offers the latest research on botanical medicine integrated with traditional herbal practice. 

    Forty presentations to choose from, including:

    • Pre-conference Intensive: Immuno-psychiatry
    • Insomnia as a Yin Deficiency
    • Intensive: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Cancer Therapy
    • The Yin and Yang of Inflammation - Botanical Formulas for Regulating the Inflammatory Cascade
    • Resetting the 24-hour Circadian Cycle with Botanicals
    • Preparing and Administering Herbal Medicines in a Nebulizer (Demonstration)

    View the full symposium program here for more topics. The symposium also offers a Friday field study, panel discussions, medicine-making classes, and herb walks in a beautiful retreat setting. 

    22.5 (NCCAOM) PDAs (total PDAs depend on lectures attended)

    Click below to register or contact Linnea Wardwell for more information

    Phone (541) 482-3016 (Pacific Time)

    Register Online Now

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • Maryland

    Korean Hand Therapy Seminar

    Presented by Dr. Dan Lobash, Ph.D., L.Ac.

     November 11-12, 2017

    More information coming soon.  

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