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

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Farifax, VA 22031

    The Acupuncture Society of Virginia presents

    Orthopedic/Trigger Point Acupuncture:
    A Hands-On Approach to Lower Back, Neck and Upper Extremity Pain

    presented by Jamie Chaves, L.Ac.

    Saturday & Sunday, April 21st & 22nd, 2018 
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    (Registration starts at 8:15 AM)

    16 NCCAOM PDA and 16 California CEU Category 1 Live approved

    Plus, the 2018 ASVA Annual Membership Meeting from 7:00pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Please check for event details and register separately.

    Location:   Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks - Great Falls Room
                          11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
                           Fairfax, Virginia 22033
    (ASVA hotel group rates available for Friday through Sunday night. See below for more information.) 

    Description of Course

    This 2-day workshop will provide participants with the fundamentals needed to assess, treat, and prevent a variety of common injuries. The course will consist of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice integrating a variety of physical examination skills. Participants can expect to gain proficiency in clinical anatomy, palpation, range of motion assessment, manual muscle testing, orthopedic testing, and trigger point needling techniques. As a preventative strategy, biomechanics and ergonomics will be discussed.

    Common injuries to be covered:

    Cervical Radiculopathy
    Lumbar Radiculopathy,
    Neck Strain 
    Low Back Strain
    Shoulder Strain/Sprain,
    Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis,
    Wrist Strain/Sprain

    Seminar Prices 

    Early Bird Rate ends March 4th, 2018  (Early Price/Regular Price)

    Registration includes printed notes, supplies for orthopedic testing, needling supplies & buffet lunch on one day of the seminar

    ASVA Current Member - $400/$425 

    Current Acupuncture Student - $325 (observation only, no needling) 

    Allied State Organization Member* - $427.50/$450 

    Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization  Licensed Acupuncturist- $475/$500

    Extra $50 for registration day of event - We encourage you to check with us ahead of time to make sure spots are still available.

    *NOTE* Allied State Organizations include 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), Tennessee Acupuncture Council (TAC), Utah Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (UTAAOM). YOU MUST BE A CURRENT, ACTIVE MEMBER OF YOUR STATE ORGANIZATION TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS DISCOUNT.  

    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 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  The code to enter in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section is "ACSACSA". The end date for the room block is Wednesday March 28th, 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.)

    Speaker Bio

    Jamie Chaves L.Ac

    Jaime Chaves, L.Ac. has been a licensed acupuncturist in California for over 15 years. He received his Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University and participated in an internship in Beijing, China. Jaime specializes in the treatment of work related injuries. He is currently the head acupuncturist in a prominent Bay Area worker’s compensation clinic and works alongside medical doctors, physical therapists, and orthopedic surgeons. Jaime is passionate about the art of physical examination and integrates a multidisciplinary approach in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies.

    Jaime has been an instructor in several Bay Area acupuncture schools at both the Master’s and Doctoral level. It was during this time that he discovered his passion for teaching. Jaime has had the honor of introducing acupuncture to medical residents who periodically shadow him for clinical rounds. He has been a guest lecturer for Stanford’s physician assistant program and continues to find joy in spreading the word about the effectiveness of acupuncture.

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22033

    2018 Acupuncture Society of Virginia Annual Meeting

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 7:00 PM-9:30 PM


        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 $35.  The meeting will take place in tandem with our weekend seminar "Orthopedic/Trigger Point Acupuncture: A Hands-On Approach to Lower Back, Neck and Upper Extremity Pain" with Jamie Chavez, L.Ac

    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 acupuncture public education and awareness.

     Meeting Agenda (TBA)

    6:30-7:00 Registration, Meet & Greet 

    7:00 PM Annual Membership Meeting Begins with Dinner

    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. 


    Please register by Tuesday April 17th

    Current ASVA Members and Student Members : FREE

    Virginia Licensed Acupuncturist, non-ASVA members: $35

    ($35 can be applied towards membership fee)

    ASVA Group Rate at the Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks:

    This rate is good for Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st.  Price is $92 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   Enter your dates and then enter code "ACSACSA" in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section. The end date for the room block is Wednesday March 28th, 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.)

      We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting!

    • 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:

P.O. BOX 1125
WARRENTON, VA 20188  | 

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