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 Aubry at aubry.fisher@gmail.com.  

Upcoming events

    • 07 Feb 2017
    • 08 Feb 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Virginia General Assembly, 1000 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219

    ASVA's Second Annual
    Lobby Day(s) 2017

    Tuesday, February 7th: Board of Physical Therapy Public Hearing on Dry Needling at the Department of Health Professions, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Henrico, Virginia 23233; 2nd Floor Conference Center, Board Room #4 

    Wednesday, February 8th: Live demonstrations at the Virginia General Assembly 5th Floor East at 1000 Bank Street Richmond, VA 23219

    Join ASVA for its second annual Lobby Day on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, VA. 

    We needs volunteers from across the state to educate Virginia legislators and staff about acupuncture and provide demonstrations. This is an amazing opportunity to meet members of your state government, spread the word about acupuncture, and network with other Virginia acupuncturists.

    Lobby Day 2016 was a huge hit! Volunteers treated over 50 people during the 2 hour demonstration period and networked with countless other individuals. We also made the papers! 

    It is free to participate in this event. ASVA has secured a group rate at a nearby hotel for participants at the Linden Row Inn located at 100 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219. This rate will be good for both Monday, Feb 6th, and Tuesday, Feb 7th, night for $119 per night plus 13.3% tax, single and double rooms available.  There is valet parking onsite and a shuttle can take us to the General Assembly Building on Wednesday morning. Use group code: ASVA17. Call the Linden Row Inn at 804-783-7000 or click on reservations and enter the code on www.lindenrowinn.com.

    We are also seeking volunteers to join us at the Board of Physical Therapy's Public Hearing and Committee meetings regarding dry needling on February 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    There will be a group conference call  for everyone 1-2 weeks before the event to go over details, what to expect, what to bring and the schedule for both days.  tentative conference call date is Tuesday January 31st 7:30PM.  You will receive an email about the date and time of the call. Please feel free to email us ahead of time with specific questions. 


    Timeline

    Tuesday February 7th: Board of Physical Therapy Public Hearing on Dry Needling Regulation

    8:45AM Meet in general area at the Perimeter Center, sign in for those who will present verbal statement before start of meeting at 9:30AM

    9:30AM: Board of Physical Therapy Public Hearing on Dry Needing Regulation: public comments to be heard

    10:00AM (may be later) Board of Physical Therapy Quarterly Meeting: ASVA Reps will be present.  1PM meeting listed does not involve dry needling issues

    Visit with friends and enjoy Richmond in the afternoon.  ASVA Group rate and dinner nearby the Linden Row Inn.

    Wednesday February 8th: Lobby Day 2017 at the General Assembly Building

    (Please check with ASVA Rep if taking shuttle from Linden Row Inn for times shuttle will be leaving)

    9:30AM Meet at 5th Floor East Room for set-up and organization

    9:45-11:45AM Lobby Day demos/treatments, questions and answers with delegate, staffers and the public. There will be assigned people for needling, greeting and talking. 

    11:45-12:00 Pack-up, head over to the Capital building

    12-2PM: Meeting & Lunch with ASVA Lobbyist Matthew Stanley at his nearby office.




    • 18 Feb 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Feb 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 137 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

    Introduction to German Auriculotherapy for Pain Relief, Stress-Related Disorders, and Addiction

    presented by Thomas Corbin, L.Ac., RT

    Dates: Saturday, February 18th & Sunday, February 19th

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Location: 137 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038

    PDAs: 14 PDAs

    Pricing: EARLY BIRD specials end January 21st

    • Current Member: $250/$275
    • Non-Members: $275/$300

    To registerhttp://afpa.wildapricot.org/event-2396544

    This two day seminar on auriculotherapy presents the most recent advances in the utilization of ear reflex points for the alleviation of pain, addiction and stress related disorders. This course provides fundamental knowledge of somatopic correspondence of the physical body to the inverted fetus pattern represented on the external ear. The historical, theoretical, and anatomical localization of the German System of Auriculotherapy will be presented, as well as recent German localizations important to neurological mechanisms of auricular pain relief. Specific auricular treatment plans for the relief of myofascial, visceral and neuropathic pain will be described on the first day, with the second day more focused on substance abuse disorders and psychosomatic distress. Both didactic presentations and hands-on training will facilitate a deeper understanding of the auriculotherapy practices that allow optimal integration to the microsystem of the ear to the macrosystem of the body. Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

    •  Demonstrate exact auricular locations of the anatomical body.
    •  Designate what auricular technique would provide the greatest relief to the patients pathology.
    •  Utilize effective and easy auricular treatments as an adjunct to the primary treatment modality.
    •  Implement effective strategies for patients suffering from problems common to chronic pain presentations and substance abuse.
    • Use effective auricular treatments in patients suffering from psychological distress issues. 

    The instructor assumes that participants already have a basic understanding of auricular acupuncture. Class size is limited.

    For more information and to register visit: afpa.wildapricot.org/event-2396544

    • 25 Feb 2017
    • 26 Feb 2017
    • Hartford Hilton, 315 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT 06103

    Battlefield Acupuncture by John Howard Lac

    13 NCCAOM PDA Pending 

    BATTLEFIELD ACUPUNCTURE (BA) is one of the strongest protocols for pain reduction, faster than most Western medicine. The BA protocol was created by Dr. Richard Niemtzow and based on the work of Dr. Paul Nogier. The teaching materials in this course were derived from meetings and clinical observations between Dr. Niemtzow and your instructor, John Howard, L.Ac. 

    Basic and Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture are covered in this class. Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture builds on the Basic protocol. You will learn the history of BA, when to use it, and the outcome you should expect. There is time for discussion, Q&A and case review. You will learn how to integrate BA protocols into your practice. During the afternoon clinical portion the technique will be demonstrated on patients.  

    These techniques have been tested and used over the past 10 years. Battlefield Acupuncture protocol is one of the most powerful tools for reducing pain in minutes. Learn to treat many conditions. Use fewer needles with phenomenal results!  

    For more information and to register visit: csaom.org/event-2402376


    • 11 Mar 2017
    • 12 Mar 2017
    • Sheraton, Columbia, MD (10207 Wincopin Cir, 21044)

    Chinese Scalp Acupuncture

    presented by Dr. Jason Jinshun Hao

    ASVA Members can receive a discount PLUS an early registration discount before February 10th!

    Date: Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Location: Sheraton Columbia, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044 

    PDAs: 14 PDAs (NCCAOM), CA CEUs (pending)

    Pricing: EARLY BIRD specials end 02/10/2017

    • MAS Members: $340/$365
    • MAS Student Member: $315/$340
    • Non-MAS Member: $400/$425
    • Allied Organization Members: $370/$395

    Chinese scalp acupuncture (CSA) is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating traditional Chinese needling methods with Western biomedical knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the cerebral cortex. Scalp acupuncture has been proven to be the most effective technique for treating acute and chronic central nervous system dis orders. Scalp acupuncture often produces remarkable results with just a few needles and usually brings about immediate improvements.

    Scalp acupunct ure is frequently used in the rehabilitation of paralysis due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, automobile accidents, and Parkinson’s disease. It is also used in pain management, especially in cases with central nervous system involvement, such as phantom pain, complex regional pain, and residual limb pain. It has been proven to have very effective results in treating PTSD, TBI, aphasia, ataxia, and Meniere’s disease.

    This course introduces CSA through didactic material, demonstration of techniques, and clinical experience for participants. The didactic material covers the anatomy and physiology of the brain and the scalp in order to show the location and indications of scalp acupuncture points. Demonstration and hands-on technique will be an integral part of the class.

    The technique of scalp acupuncture is systematic, logical, easy to understand, and relatively straightforward to practice. Chinese scalp acupuncture is more accessible, less expensive, entails less risk, can yield quicker responses, and causes fewer side effects than many mainstream treatments.

    If you wish you could do more to help patients with seriously debilitating central nervous system conditions, you will benefit from attending this course.

    A limited number of participants can bring a patient with stroke, Parkinson's, MS, or other neurological,, difficult conditions. Here is a short video about his work. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=-st02qJ76vs

    You may want to check out his book first as well!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1891 845608/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

    • 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 NCCAOM PDA APPROVED

    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 February 25th, 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)

    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 www.fairfaxmarriott.com.   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

    (Dinner to be served)

      

    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!


    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. 


    Registration

    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 www.fairfaxmarriott.com.   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. 

    The full agenda and food selections will be made available the weeks before the meeting. We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting!
    • 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 

    Pricing

    • 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. 

    Application to be submitted to NCCAOM for 22.5 PDAs (total PDAs depend on lectures attended)

    Click below to register or contact Linnea Wardwell for more information

    Phone (541) 482-3016 (Pacific Time)   www.botanicalmedicine.org

    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.  

    For the latest updates, visit:

    www.maryland-acupuncture.org/ContinuingEdReq.html  


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