Highlights

ASDC has been leading an extensive effort, starting in January 2013, to update D.C.’s acupuncture regulations, which were put into place prior to 1987. We expect to have updated acupuncture regulations in place by 2016.

 A leadership team has met multiple times with the D.C. Board of Medicine to address three major areas:  (1) to remove incorrect or misleading information from the website and DOH documents.  A case in point is the requirement for physician oversight which was rescinded by City Council in 2003; (2) to establish ongoing training requirements for renewing licensees though continuing education requirements; (3) appropriate grandfathering for all practitioners; (4) updated entry requirements for new licensees that are in line with national best practices and still provide some flexibility for those of diverse educational backgrounds, such as avenues to licensing through apprenticeship. 



Upcoming Continuing Education

September 11th, Columbia, MD

Safety, Ethics and the Extraordinary Fu-presented by Jack M. Daniel
September 11, 2016 9am -5 pm
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, Columbia MD
6 CEU/NCCAOM PDAs, including 2 for safety and 2 for ethics.
Register by August 11 for the early bird price for Allied Members $140.00 /$165.00 after early registration.
contact: mas.wildapricot.org

September 24th Richmond, VA

State of AOM Profession: Profitable and Ethical Practice with Michael Taromina, Esq

This course will review ethic and safety basics special to the AOM practice that every practitioner should know. It is also a chance to share cases and situations to be reviewed and discussed as a group. The course also looks at the practices behind a successful practice and building on practice management skills to help grow your practice, the AOM profession and public awareness in regards to our profession.

ASVA 2 Hour Social 4-6PM following seminar
5 NCCAOM PDAs (2.5 Ethics and 2.5 Safety) and 5 California Category 1 Live CEUs
$122.50 for ASVA and Affiliate State Association Members, $120 Other Licensed Acupuncturists, $25 Current Acupuncture Students. For more information and to register visit acusova.com/events

October 1–3, 2016 Columbia, MD

Divergent Channels — FIVE CHANNEL SYSTEMS: Sinew, Luo, Divergent Channels, Eight Extraordinary Vessels — a series of study & practical application with Evan Rabinowitz. An understanding of the five channel systems allows the clinician to have a wider scope of practice, providing more flexibility in addressing complex contemporary illnesses. Studying the five channel systems in depth gives one a more complete picture of Chinese Medicine physiology and the progression and resolution of illness. Each weekend in the series includes an optional Monday clinical practicum. The practicum, limited to 18 students, include advanced training in pulse diagnosis, needle techniques related to each channel system, and other opportunities to practice clinical skills. 12 CEUs/18 CEUs (NCCAOM pending). For more info go to: evanrabinowitz.com/classes

December 3–5, 2016 Columbia, MD

Eight Extraordinary Vessels — FIVE CHANNEL SYSTEMS: Sinew, Luo, Divergent Channels, Eight Extraordinary Vessels — a series of study & practical application with Evan Rabinowitz. An understanding of the five channel systems allows the clinician to have a wider scope of practice, providing more flexibility in addressing complex contemporary illnesses. Studying the five channel systems in depth gives one a more complete picture of Chinese Medicine physiology and the progression and resolution of illness. Each weekend in the series includes an optional Monday clinical practicum. The practicum, limited to 18 students, include advanced training in pulse diagnosis, needle techniques related to each channel system, and other opportunities to practice clinical skills. 12 CEUs/18 CEUs (NCCAOM pending). For more info go to: evanrabinowitz.com/classes

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Support your acupuncture profession

The acupuncture profession needs some unity, creativity and visibility in the new year!

2015 is the year of the wooden goat. This brings the second period of Wood energy into the Great Qi Flow of our lives.  Wood Qi rules the conduit between fire and water. This means it is an awesome time to pursue creative endeavors and independent projects. Support growth of the acupuncture profession in 2015 by purchasing a goat-tee.

All proceeds are collected by the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and will support professional activities and campaigns at the state and national level.  One of these is the American Society of Acupuncturists, which provides support to ASDC through its many activities.