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3 Great CEU Events Coming Soon

The ASM Invites You to Save The Date for 3 Upcoming CEU EventsThese events provide exciting opportunities for learning, CEUs, and connection with your peers!ASM 2024 Annual MeetingSunday September 15, 2024  8:15am-6pmReuben Hoar Library, Littleton MA Key Highlights Include: Brandon Hoffman and Sam...

May 2024 Newsletter

From the Chair | The Latest | ASA Joint Developments | ASA Sponsors | Ads | State Associations Updates From the Chair Dear Colleagues Perhaps you’ve seen all the beautifully curated Facebook videos and photos posted by our newly created Social Media Team (Louis Jin-Chair, Dickie Walls, Alexandra...

Upcoming: The AHM Coalition Townhall

8:00 PM EDT   ¦   7: 00 PM CDT  ¦  6:00 PM MDT   ¦   5:00 PM PDT 1 Free PDA point (AOM – BIO) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW All Licensed Acupuncturists and AHM Students are Encouraged to Attend The AHM Coalition is a collaboration of the four major national acupuncture organizations (ACAHM, ASA,...

Congressman Josh Gottheimer Supports HR3133

Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-5) has become a cosponsor of bill HR3133, the Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act of 2023. Gottheimer is now one of seventeen representatives nationwide supporting this bill. Gottheimer represents New Jersey’s 5th congressional district, which runs across the...

Town Hall: Supporting HR 3133 – The Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act in 2024

Joining your state association supports local, state, and national efforts to present the profession as subject matter experts of acupuncture while improving standards of education, practice, doctorate programs, continuing education, credentialing, and privileging.

American Society of Acupuncturists 2024 Live In-Person Conference

Conference: April 6-7, 2024Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA (View Live Conference Schedule) Advocacy Day, in partnership with the NCCAOMApril 8, 2024, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC Pre-Conference On-Demand Webinar Seriesstarting March 22, 2024 (with 2-week access) (View Pre-Conference...

The ASA and the NCCAOM Endorse the Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act of 2023

The Acupuncture for our Seniors Act would increase Medicare beneficiaries’ access to acupuncturists, provide more non-pharmacological options for pain relief, and promote the profession’s growth. WASHINGTON, May 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) and the...

Thank you for your support to amend 2SHB 1039 – Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling!

Your calls to state legislators made a huge difference at the public hearing in the Senate Health Care Committee on March 14th! Over 850 people signed in Con for the hearing and about 950 Physical Therapists (PTs) signed in Pro. There were also numerous Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine...

WAEMA Legislative Alert for 2SHB 1039 Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling has a public hearing on Senate Health Care Committee on March 14th at 8 am. We need your help!

Hi All, The “Physical Therapists Dry Needle” bill passed out of the House of Representatives and the Senate Health Care Committee has now scheduled a public hearing on 2SHB 1039 on March 14th at 8:00 am. WAEMA is still working hard to amend the bill and could use your support! So far over 400 PTs...

UPDATED!! WAEMA Legislative Alert! RE: 2SHB 1039 Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling! Bill passed House of Representatives 93/1 and is moving to Senate Health Care Committee. We need your help!

Hi All, The PT intramuscular or dry needling bill, 2SHB 1039 passed out of the House of Representatives with no requested amendments on Monday with yeas, 94; nays, 1; absent, 0; excused, 3. (View Roll Calls) Chaiya Sherman, WAEMA President, and I met with the bill sponsor for an hour and a half...

3 Great CEU Events Coming Soon

The ASM Invites You to Save The Date for 3 Upcoming CEU EventsThese events provide exciting opportunities for learning, CEUs, and connection with your peers!ASM 2024 Annual MeetingSunday September 15, 2024  8:15am-6pmReuben Hoar Library, Littleton MA Key Highlights Include: Brandon Hoffman and Sam...

May 2024 Newsletter

From the Chair | The Latest | ASA Joint Developments | ASA Sponsors | Ads | State Associations Updates From the Chair Dear Colleagues Perhaps you’ve seen all the beautifully curated Facebook videos and photos posted by our newly created Social Media Team (Louis Jin-Chair, Dickie Walls, Alexandra...

Upcoming: The AHM Coalition Townhall

8:00 PM EDT   ¦   7: 00 PM CDT  ¦  6:00 PM MDT   ¦   5:00 PM PDT 1 Free PDA point (AOM – BIO) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW All Licensed Acupuncturists and AHM Students are Encouraged to Attend The AHM Coalition is a collaboration of the four major national acupuncture organizations (ACAHM, ASA,...

Congressman Josh Gottheimer Supports HR3133

Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-5) has become a cosponsor of bill HR3133, the Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act of 2023. Gottheimer is now one of seventeen representatives nationwide supporting this bill. Gottheimer represents New Jersey’s 5th congressional district, which runs across the...

Town Hall: Supporting HR 3133 – The Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act in 2024

Joining your state association supports local, state, and national efforts to present the profession as subject matter experts of acupuncture while improving standards of education, practice, doctorate programs, continuing education, credentialing, and privileging.

American Society of Acupuncturists 2024 Live In-Person Conference

Conference: April 6-7, 2024Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA (View Live Conference Schedule) Advocacy Day, in partnership with the NCCAOMApril 8, 2024, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC Pre-Conference On-Demand Webinar Seriesstarting March 22, 2024 (with 2-week access) (View Pre-Conference...

The ASA and the NCCAOM Endorse the Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act of 2023

The Acupuncture for our Seniors Act would increase Medicare beneficiaries’ access to acupuncturists, provide more non-pharmacological options for pain relief, and promote the profession’s growth. WASHINGTON, May 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) and the...

Thank you for your support to amend 2SHB 1039 – Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling!

Your calls to state legislators made a huge difference at the public hearing in the Senate Health Care Committee on March 14th! Over 850 people signed in Con for the hearing and about 950 Physical Therapists (PTs) signed in Pro. There were also numerous Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine...

WAEMA Legislative Alert for 2SHB 1039 Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling has a public hearing on Senate Health Care Committee on March 14th at 8 am. We need your help!

Hi All, The “Physical Therapists Dry Needle” bill passed out of the House of Representatives and the Senate Health Care Committee has now scheduled a public hearing on 2SHB 1039 on March 14th at 8:00 am. WAEMA is still working hard to amend the bill and could use your support! So far over 400 PTs...

UPDATED!! WAEMA Legislative Alert! RE: 2SHB 1039 Concerning physical therapists performing intramuscular needling! Bill passed House of Representatives 93/1 and is moving to Senate Health Care Committee. We need your help!

Hi All, The PT intramuscular or dry needling bill, 2SHB 1039 passed out of the House of Representatives with no requested amendments on Monday with yeas, 94; nays, 1; absent, 0; excused, 3. (View Roll Calls) Chaiya Sherman, WAEMA President, and I met with the bill sponsor for an hour and a half...

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Joining your state association supports local, state, and national efforts to present the profession as subject matter experts of acupuncture while improving standards of education, practice, doctorate programs, continuing education, credentialing, and privileging.

“If you thoroughly investigate the pathomechanism there will be no illness for which you will fail to give the appropriate treatment.”

– Huangdi Neijing Suwen

Advocacy

Oregon Association of Acupuncturists acknowledges and respects all traditions of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. We believe that cooperation and strength among practitioners and supporters will ensure that this ancient and  modern medical profession will retain its integrity. Anyone can advocate for safe and effective acupuncture. As licensed acupuncturists, we advocate our practices. As leaders in the field, we step up, learn, and contribute to the local, state, and national efforts to maintain standards while improving the profession.

Legislation

By protecting the legal status to practice acupuncture in Oregon, OAA aims to enhance the quality of health care for people in Oregon. The OAA membership fees support our dynamic lobbyist team that has already thwarted an attempt for secondary oversight and limitation on practice. Understanding the legislative process and taking action is one way the OAA serves Oregon acupuncturists and strengthens the practice of acupuncture as a medicine.

Get Involved

Help shape the future of acupuncture and the delivery of medicine within private practice, Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, and public healthcare (Medicare, Military, VA, and Tribal care).

Become a Member

By joining the OAA, you also become a member of the ASA. Collectively, you become an essential part of a statewide and national powerhouse that serves to elevate licensed acupuncturists and advance the profession as a medicine.

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Reach a wide audience since we are the leaders in acupuncture information for practitioners, patients, the public, and policy makers. We hold educational events, send out regular newsletters, and engage in social media.

Donate to Our Association

We depend upon the generosity of our members, sponsors, and others to help us fund our work. It takes time and money to manage a membership association. If you have been positively impacted by authentic acupuncture practices, please consider contributing to our efforts to educate patients, the public, and policy makers. Visit our Make a Donation page for more information.

Become a Sponsor

Our profession needs partners. Your support will help our endeavor to be seen and heard as a dynamic presence in the delivery of medicine. There are a variety of ways to be a sponsor with OAA. In return, your logo can be added to newsletters, marketing materials, and our website that has been crafted to provide education to patients, the public, and policy makers. Visit our Become a Sponsor page for more information.

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Important updates to your account and the website platform

 

Dear Colleague,

We want to start by thanking you for your patience as we have worked to transfer into a new web platform that is more stable and robust than our previous one. We know that there have been times of frustration for you as some features were not working as well as we’d hoped. Through a lot of hard work with our tech team, we hope you can take advantage of the new website and all of the resources and new features we have to offer you, and have a much more user-friendly experience no matter what you are up to on here.

If this is the first time you are renewing your membership since May 2024, because of the changes to our system all memberships that were due to automatically renew will instead expire on their renewal date. To keep your account active you must log in and update your credit card information by manually re-registering your membership through our new gateway. This is only a one time process.

Using your same username and password you can login here when your membership is due to renew to update it in our new system. Just navigate to the Become a Member page and select your membership level to renew and follow the checkout process.

For payment to process smoothly, please make sure that your payment method is active, and you have sufficient funds. And if you need to automate your payments in our new platform for the future, simply go to your Account Profile while logged in and under the ‘My Subscriptions’ tab select your active subscription and make sure auto-renew is toggled on.

Your ongoing support is what drives us to continue working to secure YOUR future as a professional acupuncturist in the state of Oregon and to provide the best possible services to our members. The more we grow the more we can do and the new website will help take us there!

Please keep an eye out for future communications and updates as we move forward.

Best regards,
Your OAA Board of Directors