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

    • 18 Apr 2015
    • 19 Apr 2015
    • Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA
    • 3

    Registration Now Open!

    Acupuncture Society of Virginia Presents

    Acupuncture & In Vitro Fertilization: Safe and effective strategies to significantly improve pregnancy outcomes

    Featuring Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM



    Saturday April 18, 2015  8:30am - 5:30pm        

    Sunday April 19, 2015 8am - 3:30pm

    ASVA Annual Meeting: Lunch Sunday April 19 12pm - 1:30pm

    Improve your in vitro fertilization (IVF) patient success rates with acupuncture. Learn the advanced skills needed to work with this complex patient population from Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, a dynamic and interactive speaker. In this pragmatic workshop, acupuncturists will learn methods to effectively and safely integrate acupuncture into an IVF cycle. By the end of this course, you will understand the risks associated with IVF and confidently manage adjuvant acupuncture treatment with assisted reproductive therapies like IVF or intra-uterine insemination (IUI). The course content is based on her extensive experience managing an acupuncture program at an IVF clinic, as well as her own research. Dr. Hullender Rubin is clinician and researcher who will present an evidence-informed, comprehensive course describing how to integrate TCM-based acupuncture into an IVF or IUI treatment plan.

    Day 1 is a brief overview of the biomedical and Chinese medicine perspectives on reproduction. Day 2 describes specific strategies to effectively incorporate acupuncture into an ART cycle based on the fundamental concepts learned in Day 1.

    By the end of the course, you will:

    1. Understand the assisted reproduction process, including a thorough overview of the various types of IVF, IUIs, and basic additional services offered at a modern fertility clinic, and a brief review of reproductive endocrinology

    2. Review TCM reproductive physiology, the four phases of the female menstrual cycle, how TCM interprets ART, common TCM diagnoses, and acupuncture treatment principles

    3. Interpret Basal Body Temperature charts in relation to the menstrual cycle’s four phases and identify key abnormalities to aid in TCM diagnosis

    4. Become familiar with the current clinically relevant research literature on the effectiveness, risks, and safety of adjuvant acupuncture and assisted reproduction.

    5. Design a treatment plan to support an ART cycle with relevant treatment principles and methods, including acupuncture, electro acupuncture, and moxibustion.

    6. Identify risks unique to the various types of IVF and IUIs and appropriate treatment adjustment.

    Bibliography: Lee Hullender Rubin is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, and clinical researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, female sexual pain, and women’s health. She earned her master’s degree at Bastyr University in 2001 and doctorate at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2009. She is board certified in reproductive medicine (ABORM) and oriental medicine (NCCAOM) with more than 12 years of clinical experience. In addition to her private clinic, Dr. Hullender Rubin managed an acupuncture program at a Seattle area IVF clinic for many years. She is an active researcher, has published numerous articles, and presented several research abstracts on pregnancy outcomes with adjuvant acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and ART. She was recently awarded a grant to investigate acupuncture as a treatment for vulvodynia. She is adjunct research faculty and the AOM Infertility DAOM module instructor at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and Visiting Scientist at the Oregon Health and Science University. She currently practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio(http://www.pdxacustudio.comurrently) in Portland, OR.  You can view her CV here.


    ASVA Member - $330

    Student ASVA Member - $275

    Allied State Organization Member* - $337.5

    Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization - $375

    Student Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization - $300

    Extra $50 for registration day of event

    *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)

    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

    Location: Fairview Park Marriott

    3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

    Special room rate: $86/night

    Guests can call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the "ASVA (Acupuncture  Society of Virginia) room block”. For those who would like to book online through the hotel's web site, go to   The code to enter in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section is APVAPVA.

    If you are a vendor looking to sponsor the event you can click here for more information.

    • 19 Apr 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive · Falls Church, Virginia 22042

    Please Join Us!

    The Acupuncture Society of Virginia's
    Annual Meeting and Luncheon*

    Sunday April 19th 12pm-1:30pm

    * Luncheon is provided for all ASVA members. For non-members, the cost is $25.  The meeting will take place in tandem with our weekend seminar  Acupuncture and IVF. If you are not attending the seminar and would like lunch at the meeting, please register here for the Annual Meeting only.

    Fairview Park Marriott - Falls Church, VA - Free Parking

    Learn what the Acupuncture Society of Virginia has been doing the last year. The annual meeting includes legislative updates, how government affects your practice, elections of board members, and networking with other acupuncturists.  We will be discussing ways you can be more involved in ASVA, like becoming a regional representative or a speaker for Grand Rounds.  We will also be voting on bylaw updates to expand membership to affiliate professional non-voting members. We will also share some new membership benefits and end with a raffle for fabulous prizes!

    The meeting will take place during a lunch reception at noon with the meeting to follow. Food and drink provided for current ASVA members.  If you are not a member, lunch is $25 and can be paid for ahead of time on our website.

    The meeting is open to licensed Virginia acupuncturists and students attending ACAOM accredited or candidate for accreditation schools.

    Please register by Monday April 13 so we can give the hotel caterer a head count.

    Address: Fairview Park Marriott - 3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    ASVA Board Elections

    Nominations are now open for ASVA board positions!
    We are accepting nominations via email now until April 20th. 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.

    • 25 Apr 2015
    • Vienna, VA

    World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

    At Meadowlark Botanical Gardens — Vienna, VA Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Demonstrations, Mini-Classes, Healing Garden and More!

    On the last Saturday of April each year at 10 am, tens of thousands, in hundreds of cities, in over 70 nations join together to celebrate World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. Come be a part of this global event.

    Peaceable Dragon and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens invite you to watch demonstrations of various forms of internal arts including Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qigong (Chi Kung). Following the demonstrations, you may participate in mini-classes taught by some of the area’s leading instructors from a variety of schools and disciplines. Also, visit our “Healing Garden” and explore Chinese Medicine, Massage, Reiki and other types of wellness therapies. Come and join the fun!

    Peaceable Dragon is a community of instructors and students of Qigong, Taijiquan, Yoga, Aikido, Reiki and other internal arts, who share a desire to improve their physical, mental and spiritual health.

    Peaceable Dragon

    When: April 25, 2015 starting at 10am and ending around 1:30pm

    Where: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct. Vienna, VA 22182

    Cost: FREE!!!

    Rain: If it is raining, the eventwill be cancelled.

    Eating: A buffet, potluck lunch is served around 12:30pm. If you would like to stay for the potluck, please bring a dish and an index card listing the ingredients for those with dietary concerns.

    For more information:


    10am Demonstrations

    11am First mini-class session

    11:30am Second mini-class session

    Noon Third mini-class session

    12:30pm Potluck lunch

    • 25 Apr 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Apr 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Greensboro, NC

    Lonny Jarrett: Chinese Medicine in the 21st Century: A top Down View of the Five-Elements

    *ASVA Members pay Member Rates

    Start Time: 9:00 am
    End Time: 5:00 pm

    Start Date: April 25, 2015
    End Date: April 26, 2015


    Lonny Jarrett has been a leading scholar in the field of Chinese medicine since 1980. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a founding board member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts. He teaches and publishes widely on the inner tradition of Chinese medicine and Chinese pulse diagnosis. Mr. Jarrett holds a Master’s degree in Neurobiology and maintains his clinical practice in Stockbridge, MA. He is the author of Nourishing Destiny and The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine. His articles and texts are available on the Web at He is also the founder of an online professional community which can be found at


    Special Hotel Information:

    Proximity Hotel, (336) 379-8200
    NCAAOM Special Room Rate $179 (Normally $279)
    Loft King   (Rooms can be seen at

    Annual Dinner
    Saturday, April 25th
    Catered, plated dinner
    Free for members; $40 for non-members/guests of members

    Event Pricing:

    Earlybird: Pricing good until March 15, 2015
    Professional: $300
    Member: $275
    Student: $225

    Professional: $350
    Member Price: $325
    Student: $275

    Proximity Hotel
    704 Green Valley Road
    Greensboro, NORTH CAROLINA
    Map and Directions

    For more information and to register visit:

    • 03 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

    Whole World Workshop: Inspirational Business Strategies for Holistic Health Practitioners

    *10% off for ASVA Members


    Start: 3 May 2015 10:00 AM

    End: 3 May 2015 4:00PM

    Location: Country Club of Fairfax, 5110 Ox Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030


    Register today at

    ASVA members use promotional code ASVA10 to receive 10% off the price of registration.

    Early registration for this event ends February 28, 2015.


    On May 3 of this year, 120 holistic health practitioners will gather at the Country Club of Fairfax to explore the art and science of practice-building with other successful chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists and yoga teachers from the DC metropolitan area. This cross-disciplinary event is the first of its kind in Northern Virginia to offer inspirational business strategies to practitioners across the spectrum of integrative medicine.


    You've worked hard to build a holistic health practice, and you're not alone. Join us for an exclusive one-day retreat that will help you get recentered and recharged. Relax with complimentary seated massage and acupuncture. Enjoy a Mediterranean salad buffet lunch (included in your registration fee). Connect with other practitioners in our community. Learn about business strategies that you can put into practice right away.


    Our interactive program presentations include:

    ·       Go with Your Gut: Using Intuition to Manifest Results in Business and Life

    ·       The Art and Science of Practice-Building - A Panel Discussion

    ·       Project Planning: A Healthy Framework for Organic and Sustainable Growth

    ·       Information Technology: The Backbone of Every Small Business

    ·       6 Steps to Social Media Success


    For more information about our interactive program and dynamic speakers, check out 


    Registration Fees:

    Early Bird Registration $125 until February 28

    General Admission $150 until May 3


    A portion of each registration fee will be donated to Minds Incorporated, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making DC-area schools more conscious, connected and compassionate learning environments by teaching mindfulness-based practices to students, teachers, and parents.


    Cancellation policy: Registration fees are non-refundable, but you can transfer your registration to a colleague by emailing with your request.

    • 16 May 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 May 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Venetian Social Club, Philidelphia, PA

    Nutrition: The Forgotten Pillar of Chinese Medicine

    Presented by Dr. Marlene Merritt and Dr. Will Mitchell

    *ASVA Members receive a discounted rate

    Saturday May 16, 2015 - Sunday May 17, 2015

    9am - 5:30pm

    Location: The Venetian Social Club, 8030 Germantown Ave, Philidelphia, PA 19118

    Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners understood that nutritional was vital to the patient's health, but modern practitioners are assailed with conflicting information they don't know how to apply. Current nutritional recommendations actually contribute to subclinical malnourishment, making treatments less effective than they could be. Traditional diets were wildly different than how we eat now, as evidenced by our rate of degenerative disease. With the intention of treating the root, and not the branch and symptoms, students will leave with a clear understanding about what's accurate and inaccurate in current food recommendations, diets, and fads, and the ability to better asses patients' nutrition, and where it may be hampering.

    14 PDAs (Pending)

    This is a TWO DAY CLASS. You must attend both days to get a PDA certificate.

    For more information and to register visit:

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

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