Events

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

    • 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: peaceabledragon.onair.cc peaceabledragon.org worldtaichiday.org facebook.com/MeadowlarkGardens

    Schedule:

    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

    Description:

    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 www.spiritpathpress.com. He is also the founder of an online professional community which can be found at www.nourishingdestiny.com.

    14 CEU's NCAAOM/NCCAOM

    Special Hotel Information:

    Proximity Hotel, (336) 379-8200
    NCAAOM Special Room Rate $179 (Normally $279)
    Loft King   (Rooms can be seen at http://www.proximityhotel.com/king.htm)

    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

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

    Address:
    Proximity Hotel
    704 Green Valley Road
    Greensboro, NORTH CAROLINA
    27408
    Map and Directions


    For more information and to register visit:http://ncaaom.org/event-registration/?ee=2

    • 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 www.WholeWorldWorkshop.com.

    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 www.WholeWorldWorkshop.com. 

     

    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 info@WholeWorldWorkshop.com 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: http://afpa.wildapricot.org/event-1818758

    • 13 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Columbia, MD

    GYNECOLOGY IN CHINESE MEDICINE with

    EVAN RABINOWITZ, M.Ac.

    10% discount to ASVA Members

    This new series of classes is designed to provide insight and skills to treat the common and complex issues of women’s health. Contemplating the unique aspects of female anatomy and physiology gives rise to one of the most significant specialties in Chinese Medicine, Fu Ke/Gynecology. Given that the vast majority of patients that seek out Chinese Medicine in America are women, all practitioners should develop a thorough grasp of gynecology.

    The classes cover the fundamental principles and essential applications of gynecology in contemporary practice. Each weekend also includes an optional clinical-practicum day to assist the transition from theory to practice. The clinical practicum days will give a thorough grounding in pulse diagnosis focused on gynecology.

    Each weekend may be taken individually and is open to experienced practitioners and students. Taken as a whole series, the classes will leave the practitioner with a deep understanding of the particular concerns of women's health and gain competency as a specialist in gynecological issues.


    UPCOMING CLASSES: Weekend 1: June 13-14 & 15 Practicum

    Fundamentals of Fu Ke/Gynecology

    Weekend 2: Sept 12-13 & 14 Practicum

    Infertility in Chinese Medicine

    Weekend 3: November 7-8 & 9 Practicum Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

    For more information:

    www.evanrabinowitz.com/classes


    You can also download the brochure for more information 


    WEEKEND 1 Fundamentals of Fu Ke/Gynecology

    WHEN: June 13 – 14 & 15, 2015 9am-5pm WHERE: Columbia, MD (TBA)
    13 CEU (Pending)

    SAT & SUN (June 13th & 14th) TOPICS INLCUDE:

    Unique perspective of Fu Ke/Gynecology as a specialty Model

    Distinguishing features of female anatomy and physiology

    The concepts of Bao/Uterus and the Bao Mai/Uterus Channel

    The complex relationships between the Uterus, Heart and Brain

    The Su Wen’s description of the female life cycle from menarche to menopause

    Gynecological application of the 8 Extraordinary Channels & the Curious Organs

    Phases of the Menstrual Cycle: Keys to diagnosis and treatment

    Pathophysiology of the menses and resolution: amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea,

    PMS, regulation of cycles -early, late and irregular

    Beng Luo/Flooding and Trickling

    Dai Xia/Vaginal Discharge

    Zheng Jia/Concretions & Conglomerations:

    fibroids

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    Tuition for Individual Workshops:

    Tuition for All 3 Workshops in the Series:

    Strategies for the resolution of cysts

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    Optional 3rd Day Practicum (Monday June 15th, 9am-5pm)

    Pulses as they relate to Gynecology

    Static Pulse Qualities

    Dynamic Pulses as they relate to the Phases of the Menstrual Cycle

    Patients treated from the models explored in the weekend class

    Practitioners: $375 for 2 Day Classes

    Add $175 for Monday Practicum (limited to 20 participants)

    Students: $300 for 2 Day Classes

    Add $175 for Monday Practicum (limited to 20 participants)

    Practitioners: $1050 for All 2 Day Classes ($75 Discount) Add $525 for All Three Monday Practica

    Students: $900 for All Three 2 Day Classes
    Add $525 for All Three Monday Practica

    Registration for the whole series guarantees the option of enrollment in the Monday practicum and a discounted price.


    • 28 Jun 2015
    • TBD, Charlottesville, VA
    Save the Date!

    The Acupuncture Society of Virginia presents

    ASVA Grand Rounds Case Studies and Theory Class


    NCCAOM 4 PDAs Pending


    Date: Sunday June 28, 2015

    Location: TBD, Charlottesville, VA

    Time: TBD


    2308 Mt Vernon Ave #218
    Alexandria, VA 22301

    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:  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 spinanmd@yahoo.com for more information and guidelines. 

    • 15 Aug 2015
    • TBD, Richmond, VA
    Save the Date!

    The Acupuncture Society of Virginia presents

    ASVA Grand Rounds Case Studies and Theory Class


    NCCAOM 4 PDAs Pending


    Date: Saturday August 15, 2015

    Location: TBD, Richmond, VA

    Time: TBD


    2308 Mt Vernon Ave #218
    Alexandria, VA 22301

    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:  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 spinanmd@yahoo.com for more information and guidelines. 

    • 16 Aug 2015
    • Richmond, VA

    Understanding Insurance and the ICD10 Transition

    With Mori West of Acuclaims

    7 PDA NCCAOM Pending


    Date: Sunday August 16th, 2015 Time TBA

    Location: Holiday Inn Richmond South - Bells Road
                    4303 Commerce Road, Richmond, Virginia

    Lunch - Join us for lunch at the hotel! The cost is $20.  Vegan and gluten free options will be available

    Pricing:

    ASVA Member/Allied State Organization Member (Participating state organizations: NC, DC, PA, CT, MD) - $120; w/ lunch $140

    Non-member - $135; w/lunch $155

    Course Description:

    Insurance Billing Essentials

    Effective Oct 1, ALL providers will be required to use a new set of diagnosis codes.  These codes are MUCH more specific than the old ICD9.  For some codes you will be required to report whether this is the initial encounter for this condition as well as more specificity in general.  You’ll understand just how this works and you’ll get documentation of the typical diagnosis codes you see in your practices.
     

    In this course you will learn:

    • How to understand the ICD-10 Codes which take effect Oct 1, 2015
    • How to use the new CMS form to your advantage
    • Documentation Requirements – Give Insurance Carriers What they want
    • New VA requirements and what you need to do to treat Federal WC patients
    • Insurance Carrier updates – what’s the latest with the major carriers

    You’ll leave class understanding the whys and hows of the new codes along with “cheat sheets” of the new ICD10 codes that are considered medically necessary for acupuncturists.

    Along with the new codes is a new claim form.  You’ll learn what is absolutely necessary to include on the form, what is optional, and two letter descriptors to give the carriers more information.

    It’s all about your documentation!


    Plus ASVA is giving back at this event to help support the Pan African Acupuncture Project!

    We will be collecting supplies and donations at the Richmond event to be sent to the Pan African Acupuncture Project, which offers acupuncture and holistic treatment services and training to areas in need.  We will be posting more information on this soon, but in the meantime please check out their website at http://globalacupuncture.org/.

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

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