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

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Venetian Social Club, 8030 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

    The Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania presents:  

    Deepening Perspectives on Pulse Diagnosis

     Upon completion of the seminar you will:


    • Have a broad perspective on the technical and diagnostic aspects of pulse diagnosis.
    • Be able to how to assess Stability on the pulse in terms of the parameters of rate, rhythm, amplitude, intensity, and quality.
    • Know how to stabilize the pulse with herbs and acupuncture in order to establish a sound foundation for continued treatment.
    • Be able to assess the relationship between the left side of the pulse and the right side of the pulse.
    • Know how to distinguish the three depths of the pulse: qi, blood, and organ and understand their significance in relationship to physiology.
    • Be able to diagnose the Three Heater on the pulse and understand the deeper implications of its physiology.


    • Be able to assess the pulse qualities that emerge as a patient becomes jing deficient through the primary path of either yin or yang deficiency.
    • Know the main herbal and acupuncture strategies for addressing the functional dynamics that these pulse qualities represent



    Pulse diagnosis is one of the “Crown jewels” of Chinese medicine. Competency with the pulse is a significant part of the difference between symptomatic treatment and achieving a truly preventive level of care. Pulse diagnosis is as vital to cultivating a deep intuition in medical practice as it is to being able explicitly communicate to others what one is seeing and how one has arrived at any given diagnosis or treatment principle. This class will lay the foundation for a broad and deep appreciation of pulse diagnosis. 

    On the first day we will concentrate on the big picture by looking at the whole pulse and considering the issue of stability in terms of rate, rhythm, amplitude, intensity, and pulse quality. We will then compare the left to the right side of the pulse with an eye toward understanding the important pulse patterns that may present on each side differentially. We will look at the three depths of the pulse, qi, blood, and organ, to comprehend their significance. We will discuss herb formulas and acupuncture point combinations for different pulse types. Finally, we will consider how to diagnose the Sanjiao on the pulse and it's related organ patterns.

     On the second day we will examine all the qualities that emerge as the pulse transitions proceed to jing deficiency through a path of either yin or yang deficiency. Emphasis will be placed on understanding physiology as gleaned through the pulse and all qualities will be demonstrated experientially. We will consider all qualities in relationship to individual positions on the pulse as well as for the pulse as a whole. I will also explain how to find and diagnose from the bilateral "Special Lung Pulse" in order to assess respiratory history and status.

    NCCAOM 14 PDAs pending

    Registration is not complete until payment has been received. Participants who sign up early must submit payment by the Early Bird date in order to receive the Early Bird Discount.

    Cancellation Policy - 50% refund before March 31st - No Refund on/after April 14th.

    To register, visit:

    • 05 May 2018
    • 06 May 2018
    • Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, 1192 US Hwy 64 West Business, Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312

    North Carolin Society of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine presents: 

    Yuan Qi Acupuncture for Pain
    15 PDAs (Awaiting NCCAOM Approval)
    Presenter: Dr. Suzanne Robidoux Ph. D. CM, L. Ac 

    In this course, Dr. Robidoux will share her experience in the Classical
    Acupuncture System which survived the test of time in Taiwan. In Taiwan, there are three main classical lineages of Chinese medicine which are very traditional and strict schools with thousands of years of experience. They have kept the teachings of the ancient Xian (miraculous doctors) like Hua Tuo and Bian Que and passed their knowledge through closed discipleship

    This course was formulated for practitioners who are interested in understanding the essence, the origin and power of Chinese acupuncture. After this course, participants will understand the circulation of the various energies in the body and learn how to balance the energy of their patient as well as themselves with few points. Participants will receive the knowledge of 60 new acupuncture points which give us access to reinstating harmony and a clam and pain free state of being. In this course, practitioners will gain a new way to see life and health and learn practical tools to recreate a balanced harmony in the body and mind.

     Day 1:

    1. Learn the origin of the Yuan Qi Classical Acupuncture System
    2. Grasp the fundamental concepts and correlation to the channels and elements
    3. Learn and practice the needling technique applied in Classical acupuncture
    4. Review the channel pathways and their internal pathways
    5. Learn the five element body map of the Yuan Qi Classical Acupuncture System

    Day 2:

    1. Learn the exact location of five elements on the 12 channels
    2. Learn and practice the needling technique on the 60 new learned points
    3. Demonstration of each of the 60 points on a volunteer
    4. Practitioners will locate these points on a partner, mark their location and have it verified and confirmed by the instructor
    5. Practice case studies and demo to solidify the newly acquired information

    To register, visit:

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax,VA 22033

    2018 ASVA Fall Seminar

    Roots & Branches: 
    Nourishing the Roots (Fertility), Expanding the Branches (Practice Management)

    Saturday, October 20th, 2018: Roots 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sunday, October 21st: Branches 9:00 AM- - 4:00 PM

    14 total NCCAOM PDAs Pending (8 PDAs Day 1, 6 PDAs Day 2)
    8 ABORM CEUc Pending (Day 1 Only)

    Location: Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
    11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033

    2 Days, 4 Speakers with a focus on fertility and practice management. 

    Saturday October 20th Day 1: Nourishing the Roots

    Fertility Track

    “My Favorite Acupuncture Fertility Protocols”

    Lorne Brown, author, owner AcuBalance & Healthy Seminars B.Sc., CPA (CA), Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt           

    Navigating Infertility: Practitioner Strategies to Manage the Emotional Impact on the Mind & Hearts of Fertility Clients”

    Marc Sherman, owner Organic Conception

    “Joining Forces with Western Medicine in the Treatment of Infertility: Current Trends and Future Directions"

    Vasiliki A. Moragianni, MD, MS, FACOG, CCRM Northern Virginia 

    “Introduction to Holistic Preconception Planning” 

    Keith Bell, DACM, L.Ac, Oriental Medicine Specialists, PC

    Sunday October 21st Day 2: Expanding the Branches

    Practice Management Track

       “How to Become A Prosperous Acupuncturist”

    Lorne Brown B.Sc., CPA (CA), Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt

    Topic Outline & Speakers Information

    Seminar Prices 

    The ASVA Fall Seminar is comprised of two separate events- Day 1 Fertility (4 speakers) and Day 2- Practice Management (1 speaker-Lorne Brown).  Registration and continuing education credits are different for each day.  You may register for one day or both using the options below. ABORM credits are only good for the Fertility Track.

    Early Bird Rate ends April 30th (must have CODE when registering)

    Option A: Both Days of Seminar (Fertility and Practice Management Tracks)                           14 Total NCCAOM PDA, 8 ABORM CEUs: $320

    Option B: DAY 1 Roots (Fertility Track) 8 NCCAOM  PDAs and ABORM CEUs ONLY: $175

    Option C: DAY 2 Branches (Practice Management Track), 6 NCCAOM PDAs ONLY: $175

    Extra $50 for registration day of event if space is available.  We encourage you to check with us ahead of time. There are no additional discounts for this registration after early registration ends.  Payment for registration is due one month prior to event unless arrangements have been made or there is the risk of cancellation.

    Cancellation Policy: One month prior to seminar date: full refund minus $50 cancellation fee. One month to one week prior: 60% of tuition will be refunded. Less than one week prior or non-attendance: 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 or use the link provided below.  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 September 19th, 2018. (If looking to share a room with someone and need a two beds, it may be easier to call the hotel when making your reservation as few of these rooms are available.)

     Book your group rate for The Acupuncture Society

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