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

    • 01 Oct 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02 Oct 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic, 1033 Sterling Road, Suite 105, Herndon, VA 20170

    Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 & 2

    October 1-2 2016, 8:00am to 6:00pm
    Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic
    1033 Sterling Road
    Suite 105
    Herndon, Virginia 20170

    Supercharge your energy and learn Spring Forest Qigong, a simple yet powerful form of self-healing. Qi (pronounced chee) means vital energy. Gong means cultivation. So Qigong is about the cultivation of vital energy. Qigong is a way to gently and thoroughly release energy blocks and eliminate causes of illness and imbalances.

    According to Chinese medicine, when your Qi isn't flowing freely, you can get sick, stressed, or emotionally out of kilter. Disease, pain, and negative emotional conditions are symptoms of blocked energy. Spring Forest Qigong was created by internationally renowned qigong master Chunyi Lin.

    Practicing Qigong and using it to help yourself and others involves a simple combination of breathing, focused concentration, gentle movements, and healing meditations.

    Dr. Deepak Chopra said, "Like Yoga, Qigong teaches you to balance energy in your body. Master Chunyi Lin has developed an easy-to-follow program that will allow you to incorporate the health benefits of Qigong into your daily life."

    For more information and to register, click here.

    • 02 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pittsburg Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburg, PA 15206

    APA proudly presents:

    Beside the Point:
    Ethics and Communication in Acupuncture
    Examining and Enhancing the Practitioner/Patient Relationship

    When: Sunday, October 2, 2016, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
                616 N. Highland Avenue
                Pittsburg, PA 15206

    Cost: $120.00 (before 9/1/16), $140 (after 9/1/16)

    PDAs: 3.5 Ethics, 3.5 Professional Enhancement 

    We learn all kinds of techniques and treatment approaches in acupuncture school, but not so much about how to use ourselves in the healing relationship. Both ethical and psychological considerations come into play in this aspect of our work. 

    How can we attend to that part of the work? How can we refine the way we communicate with our patients? 

    The first part of the class will address boundaries and relationships, scope of practice, and respecting the rights and dignity of our patients in considering ethical issues in practice. Time will be given to address informed consent and confidentiality, as well as HIPAA and mandated report requirements. 

    The second part of the class will address treatment philosophy and the use of communication in the role of the acupuncturist as a skilled helper. We will define and refine key communication skills. Using such concepts as framing, reframing, empowerment, active listening, collaborative listening, and the therapeutic use of self, participants will acquire new tools to consider and enhance communication with patients. We will consider mindfulness and related skills as an example of a treatment philosophy that can enhance acupuncture care. 

    The class will include lecture, small group work, and group discussion. Come with questions and be prepared for lively conversation.

    Cancellation policy: 50% refund before September 2nd, no refund on/after September 24th. 

    To register, click here

    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • 09 Oct 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • Won Institute for Graduate Studies, 137 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

    Battlefield Acupuncture with John Howard

    When: October 8-9, 2016, 8:30am to 5:30pm

    Where: Won Institute for Graduate Studies
                137 South Easton Road
                Glenside, PA 19308

    Cost: $300 (both days, before 9/8/16), $350 (both days, after
             9/8/16); $150 (one day, before 9/8/16), $170 (one day, 
             after 9/8/16)

    PDAs: 7 NCCAOM PDAs for Day 1
              8 NCCAOM PDAs for Day 2

    The Basic Battlefield Acupuncture Class (Day 1) is the first of two classes. The basic Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol can achieve a success rate of 80% to 90% pain free relief in just one treatment. Some treatments can take seconds to achieve this rate. In others, it might take a few minutes. With this protocol, you will know in minutes, if not seconds, whether it will be effective for your patient. 

    In the Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture Class (Day 2), we will take what you learned from the basic Battlefield Acupuncture class and build on that foundation. In the Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture class, we will introduce many new ideas, treatments, techniques, and protocols that will enhance your clinical effectiveness overnight. One of the many methods you will learn in this class is combining certain aspects from the Battlefield Acupuncture protocol to Nogier's Three Phases system. After learning this technique, you'll be able to treat just about any patient's condition that comes through your clinic. 

    Cancellation policy: 50% refund before September 8th, no refund on/after October 1st. 

    To register, click here

    • 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. Open to Virginia acupuncturists and acupuncture students, school staff and faculty.


    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.  Please register below.

    Discussion Highlights:

    • Special speaker presentation to lead things off: "Communication on Point"
    • Open discussion on hot topics- add your topics to the list!
    • Questions and Answers about ASVA and issues in the Virginia acupuncture profession for acupuncture students and practitioners.
    • And much more! Stay tuned.

    Special Presentation by Derreth Painter  

    "Communication on Point"

    Learn how to communicate more effectively with your patients and staff.  D Painter will share with you the 4 key components and application to phenomenal exchange.  Whether you are a singleton practice or a clinic of many, take your personal style and apply the 4 key components to create an authentic and sincere interchange.  Take your practice and your personal expression to another level.

    The 4 Key Components to Address:

    Clarity, Consistency, Compassion, Confidence

    About our speaker:


    As a child of a foreign service officer living in 3rd world countries, Derreth quickly learned to adjust her communication to suit her environment.  Her exposure to different cultures and environments led her to later serve as an intelligence officer for 20+ years—assessing and honing her passion for communication.

    After battling debilitating health challenges, Derreth chose to switch her career path to teach others to communicate more effectively and to understand communication that is received.  Learn to act and not react.

    Derreth currently serves as Patient Advocate and Marketing Director at Roselle Center for Healing.  She is also a certified ACCT Thermographer, and consults with other businesses on security and communication challenges.

    Please register by Thursday October 13th 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!!!




    • 13 Nov 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Won Institute for Graduate Studies, 137 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

    The APA proudly presents:

    Balancing Hormones: The Five Phases of Feminine Life
    Presented by Anastacia White

    When: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Where: Won Institute for Graduate Studies
                137 South Easton Road
                Glenside, PA 19038

    Cost: $125 (before 10/10/16), $145 (after 10/10/16

    PDAs: 7.5 PDAs

    This seminar covers hormonal imbalances of women from menarche through menopause. Learn how to understand feminine life in a paradigm of five phases and how these phases correspond to the Five Elements and Five Spirits. A presentation of endocrine system physiology and how hormones become disrupted causing disharmony with Jing, Shen, and the Zhang Fu. The Chinese medicine pathologies of amenorrhea, menorrhagia, PMS, dysmenorrhea, PCOD, and menopause. Chinese herbal formulas, essential oils, and flower essences for treatment of soma and Shen. This class does not address acupuncture strategies. 

    Cancellation policy: 50% refund before October 12th, no refund on/after November 5th

    To register, click here

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2308 Mt Vernon Ave #218
Alexandria, VA 22301

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