Calendar of Events

The Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY) offers information on upcoming continuing education opportunities that meet the requirements established by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a service to the community. The information and views presented in these educational opportunities are not reviewed or endorsed by ASNY.

Upcoming events

    • September 19, 2014
    • September 21, 2014
    • Hartford Hilton Hotel, CT

    Human Balance Teachings


    Sponsored by Connecticut Society of AOM

    ...Because the Heart deserves the right care!

    In our modern world we need an integrative and holistic way to look at heart diseases because it is still the most fatal at this time and generates huge medical costs.

    In the past decade this unique integrative approach has given us the expertise, insight and knowledge that there is more than just the physical heart when it comes to heart diseases. The heart can not be seen as an isolated organ anymore.

    In our course of cardio-acupuncture 2014 we want to share our specific experience, expertise and knowledge and take you on a 3 day journey through all the layers of the heart.

    Beside the physical, energetical and emotional aspects of heart diseases, we also offer a stable and thorough theoretical frame which includes guidelines for safe treatment of cardiovascular diseases with acupuncture, illustrated through cases from our daily practice.

    F.A.M. Jonkman, PhD, FESC, FACC, cardiologist & Lic.Acupuncturist
    M.L. Jonkman-Buidin, physiotherapist & Lic.Acupuncturist

    10% discount for CSAOM & ASNY members

    19.5 NCCAOM PDA's Awarded

    When: Sept 19 - 21, 2014

    Where: Hartford Hilton Hotel
    Rate:     $109.00 Special 

    Parking: $10/day

    For more information:
    Maggie Barili, 860-451-5558


    • September 20, 2014
    • King's Bend Park 170 West Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY 14534

    Local Acupuncturists Unite to Form RocAcupuncture

     Forty licensed acupuncturists from our region have formed a regional professional association to spread the word about this proven medical modality to patients and western medical professionals alike.

     Officially founded in 2012, RocAcupuncture is led by four licensed acupuncturists, each representing different acupuncture and wellness centers throughout the Rochester area. They are Molly Branch, Lic.Ac., of Branch Acupuncture Center in Bushnell’s Basin; Laura Chey, Lic.Ac., of Balance Acupuncture in East Rochester; Dawn Mamikunian, Lic.Ac., of Dawn’s Acupuncture in Pittsford; and Leslie Mentel, Lic.Ac., of StillPoint Acupuncture Healing Arts in Rochester.

     “RocAcupuncture’s members are all committed not only to our patients, but to our community,” Chey said. “We want to encourage people of all ages to consider every treatment available to them, to improve their health and that of their loved ones.”

     Acupuncture is very helpful as preventative medicine, and is increasingly accepted as a viable alternative and complement to western medicine. It has been used successfully for over 3,000 years and continues to grow in wider acceptance across the globe.

     The three-part formal mission of RocAcupuncture is to foster mutual support within the profession; to build alliances with other health professionals for the purpose of education and referrals; and to develop resources for patients and families seeking information about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.


    To that end, the group’s first community-facing effort is being planned for Saturday, September 20: RocAcupuncture in the Park, a free event, will take place at Kings Bend Park in Pittsford and will include educational talks, demonstrations, experiential classes and free treatments.

     2 NCCAOM PDA's Available

     2 Additional NCCAOM PDA's (Pending)

    More information about RocAcupuncture in the Park will be released closer to the event date. In the meantime, patients and practitioners seeking more information about acupuncture or the RocAcupuncture group can visit, join the RocAcupuncture Facebook page ( or call Leslie Mentel at 585-317-6725.

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    • September 20, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • PCOM New York Campus 110 William Street 19th Floor, ROOM 7-8New York, NY, 10038
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    NYSOP & ASNY Acupuncture in New York State Educational Meeting
    at PCOM, NYC

    2 NCCAOM PDA's Awarded


    You are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by New York State Education Department State Board for Acupuncture and the Acupuncture Society for New York (ASNY).  This is an opportunity to obtain an overview of the regulatory structure of acupuncture in NYS, and to provide an open forum to discuss important topics in the profession with members of the NYS Board, such as dry needling, scope of practice issues, business structure issues, legislation concerns....etc.


    Why are we conducting this meeting?

    The purpose of the meetings is to:

    • Provide an overview of NYS Acupuncture Board structure and functions

    • Review important topics in the profession of Acupuncture

    • Obtain public input.  Questions and answers will be entertained.


    ** You must register to receive PDA's and reserve a seat.**

    Your participation is important to us, and we would welcome your suggestions as to topics that should be covered.  Once registered, comments/ suggested topics or concerns can be submitted to:

    • September 26, 2014
    • October 08, 2014
    • Nepal
    Medical Service Trip
    September 26 - October 8, 2104
    Trek through the sacred mountains of Northwestern Nepal to deliver no-cost, high-quality health care to one of the poorest and most remote areas in the world Trip led by Tibetan Bon Lama, Tempa Dukte Lama, joined by acupuncturists and other health care practitioners
    HUMLA Medical Service Trip | September 26 - October 8, 2014
    Wisdom and Compassion In Action
    The Humla region of Nepal is one of the most sacred places on earth. Located on the border of Tibet, Humla is in the midst of the spectacular Himalayan mountain range; secluded from modern life, it remains home to the ancient spiritual and pre-Buddhist culture of Bon. However, due in part to this isolation, the Humli people confront serious challenges in accessing healthcare. By undertaking this trip to the Humla region you will:
    Be of service by delivering acupuncture and healthcare to hundreds of Humli villagers.
    Learn ancient Bon meditation and healing practices from Tibetan Bon Lama, Tempa Dukte Lama.
    Experience the blessings, prayers, and rituals of the indigenous Shamans.
    Plant the seed of a larger effort to protect this Tibetan indigenous culture, which is currently at risk.
    We hope you will join us for this profound journey of service and compassion.
    If you are unable to participate in this trip, please consider making a tax deductible donation for The Humla Medical Service Trip. With your donations we can purchase needles, herbs and other essential medical supplies to treat hundreds of villagers in Humla.
    May the merit of your generosity benefit all beings!
    Upcoming Events:
    Healing Practice in the Tibetan Bon Tradition
    Free Public Talk With Tempa Dukte Lama
    Monday, May 5th, 7-8:30 PM
    Tibet House, 22 W. 15th St., New York, NY
    Tempa Lama will explain how healing practice is used in the Bon tradition to heal our mind, balance and strengthen our energy, and help us reconnect with our inherent potential of healing others and ourselves. Tempa Lama will also introduce the Humla Medical Service Trip.
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    • October 05, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 110 William Street 19th Floor | New York, NY 10038
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    By Demand: Medical Billing for the NYS L.Ac.: Focus on Ethical Practices

    This course will focus on medical billing for acupuncturists in NY State with an emphasis on the ethics of the entire process.  Appropriate whether you are a seasoned biller or new to industry, this course is a complete step by step of the process from the patient contacting you through depositing your payment!  Don’t be fooled, NY State is very different from other state insurance systems.  Learn from a native provider with extensive experience.  Major Medical (BCBS, Cigna, Etc.), No Fault (car accident) and Workers Compensation are all addressed in great detail.  NOTHING is left out!  This course heavily addresses the ethics of billing including fee scheduling, billed amounts, copay collection and much more! (to avoid red flags and fraudulent practices)  There is a right way and a wrong way, protect your license and do it correctly! 6 PDA's awarded including 4 Ethics PDAs. You will be able to leave this course and start insurance billing the next day!  (Please Note: ICD-10 has been postponed yet again till 10/1/2015; this will not be a heavily weighted topic; a brief introduction and follow up materials will be provided once it is closer)


    Registration is required. No attendees accepted at the door without prior registration.  Refund Policy: 48 hours: 75%, 24 hours: 50%, No Show: No Refund.


    Instructor: James M. Shinol, L.Ac., LMT

    Date: Sunday, October 5th 9am – 3pm

    Location: PCOM, Manhattan Campus

    Cost: $145 ASNY Members, PCOM Alumni/ $195 all others (includes materials)

    *6 NCCAOM PDA’s Awarded (4 Ethics PDA's)

    • October 11, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • PCOM-NY 110 William St. 19th floor

    Clinical Energetics 1 day    workshop with Gary Stauss, M.S., R.P.P., P.W.E.

    Saturday, October 11th,           10:00-6:00                                In a special visit to PCOM by popular request


    This workshop is open to Acupuncturists, body workers

    and other healthcare practitioners and students.

    NCCAOM 7 PDAs(pending)

    NY State Massage Board Approved Provider 7 CEUs



    •Practice simple methods to increase your capabilities as a healer

    & achieve more effective results

    •Increase your skills in working with energy and holding space for healing

    •The skills gained in this workshop can be put into practice immediately by Massage & Chinese Medicine practitioners and students alike


    Students who attended Gary’s classes in the past comment that they are the best workshops they’ve ever participated in for healers.


    Gary Strauss is the founder and executive director of the Polarity Therapy and CranioSacral Unwinding Programs offered through the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts(SWIHA) and Polarity Healing Arts.  Gary has been teaching for over 20 years, and has trained thousands of students and teachers in the U.S. and Europe.




    Practitioners $165/Students $85

    (Early-bird registration discount by September 12th:  Practitioners $140/students $70)

    10% discount for ASNY & AHNA members and for Pacific College faculty & alumni

    Register at If you have any questions, contact Cynthia Neipris at or 212-982-3456 x229

    • October 18, 2014
    • December 07, 2014
    • Multiple Locations

    Bo's Method of Abdominal Acupuncture for chronic deficient disease (taught by Paul Ryan, L.Ac.)

    Level 1 at PCOM, NYC, NY - October 18-19, 2014

    Level 2 at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - December 6-7, 2014

    Clinical Intensive at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY - Ongoing - send e-mail inquiry

    Registration: Please note below that each venue has it's own registration requirements.

    Bo's Method of Abdominal Acupuncture

    About Abdominal Acupuncture:  This is the most useful form of acupuncture for chronic, deficient types of diseases seen in aging populations.  The system's proximity to the zang fu makes it highly effective at harmonizing the organs and generating qi and blood.  Using thinly gauged needles with light manipulation and shallow insertion, it is safe, virtually painless and well tolerated by patients.  It is a unique, therapeutic system created by Professor Bo Zhi-yun, based upon his discovery of a prenatal channel system which he named the Shenque Channel System (SCS). The new lineage is the product of more than 40 years of clinical research by Dr. Bo. BMAA integrates Western medicine diagnosis with zangfu pattern identification. It uses manualized point formulas that are disease specific and applied in standardized treatment procedures.  These characteristics increase the speed of learning, improve clinical efficacy and enable reproducibility for clinical research.  

    Paul Ryan, L.Ac. (NY, China) is the first Westerner to graduate with a Master's degree in Acupuncture from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.  He researched, practiced, and taught Chinese medicine in China for eighteen years.  Paul has worked as a clinical acupuncture specialist, clinical instructor and lecturer at the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of TCM.  Currently, he is an acupuncture preceptor at the Lutheran Medical Center and acts as a liaison between GDHTCM and LMC for academic exchange and research. He is the only Western apprentice of Dr. Bo and is his "inner-room" apprentice.  Paul has translated extensively for Dr. Bo, provided clinical instruction to Abdominal Acupuncture clinics in China and taught BMAA at Bo's Research Institute of AA in Beijing.  Paul maintains a private practice in New York City.  

    Level 1 Course Description:   This course will be a basic, practical introduction to Bo's Method of Abdominal Acupuncture for licensed acupuncturists.  Students will learn:

    - Basic theory of Bo's Method of Abdominal Acupuncture and upper body point function

    and point location techniques

    - Treatment application protocols

    - Point formulas for stiff neck, adhesive capsulitis, lateral epicondylitis, carpal tunnel

    syndrome, cervical spondylosis

    - Evaluation techniques

    Registration for Level 1:

    Place: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine -  110 William Street, 19th Floor, NYC, NY

    Date: Saturday-Sunday, October 18-19, 2014

    Time: 9:00am-5:30pm

    Tuition: Practitioners: $365/ PCOM Students at the Intern level $265

    (10% discount for Alumni, Faculty, and ASNY and AHNA members)

    Early Bird Registration Discount by: September 20th, 2014: $325/$225

    Refunds:  Until 2 weeks prior, minus $25 cancellation fee

    CEUs:   15 NCCAOM PDA points, 15 California (Acupuncture)

    For more information or to register by phone, mail or at Pacific College- NY reception:

    Call: 212-982-3456, Ext. 229


    Level 2 Course Description:  This course is a continuation of Level 1 and is only open to all students who have taken Level 1.  In Level 2, participants will learn the following:

    - Advanced theory of Bo's Method of Abdominal Acupuncture and lower body point

    function and location techniques

    - Treatment protocols for sprained neck (whiplash), back pain, herniated lumbar disc,

    sciatica, sprained knee, degenerative knee disease (osteoarthritis), rheumatoid arthritis and sprained ankle.

    After completing level 2, students will learn to treat upper respiratory tract infection, Bells palsy, tonsillitis, gastrointestinal conditions (gastritis, peptic ulcers, cholecystitis), gynecological diseases (irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, and pelvic inflammatory disease) in Level 3.   

    Registration for Level 2:

    Place: Lutheran Medical Center, 150 55th Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY

    Date: Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8, 2014

    Time: 9:00am-5:30pm

    Tuition: $350 until November 7, and $400 after November 7, 2014

    CEUs: 15 NCCAOM PDA points, 15 California (Acupuncture)

    Option one – Fill out the form below and e-mail it to

    Option two – Fill out the form below and send it to Lutheran Medical Center.

    Mail this form and payment to the address below:  

    (Checks should be made to Lutheran Medical Center.) Lutheran Medical Center, Acupuncture Service (RM3604) Attn: Paul Ryan, L.Ac., 150 55th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

    Name: _______________________________

    License# _____________State ____

    Address: ____________________________

    City _______________

    State _____ Zip _________

    Contact Phone: ___________________

    Email ___________________________

    Method of Payment:  

    Check Enclosed _______

    Visa ____  MasterCard ____  

    Account# ________________________________


    Signature  _______________________________

    Registration for Clinical Intensive:

    Two day intensive at Lutheran Medical Center in which students follow Paul Ryan, LAc. in the Neurology, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Unit.   Please e-mail for details.

    • October 24, 2014
    • October 26, 2014
    • New York, NY (Midtown Manhattan)

Part 1 of the 3 part full Certification Program

    OCTOBER 24th-26th, 2014 - Friday 4:30 - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    CREDITS: 20 CEU's/PDA's for NCCAOM recertification available . Ms. Doran is an approved instructor by the American Acupuncture Council for their malpractice coverage for cosmetic acupuncture

    PREREQUISITE: Open to acupuncture practitioners and students at a clinical level of training


    ASNY member receive 10% off.

    FOR MORE INFO: See the video trailer on or Email (preferred): or call 212-769-8278

    TO REGISTER: By Paypal- email us OR make check to Luminous Beauty, LLC and send it with completed registration form and proof of malpractice insurance or student status to: Luminous Beauty, LLC. PO Box 537, Kent, CT 06757 (USA)

    With this highly effective method of Facial Rejuvenation, one can simultaneously benefit a person's appearance and overall health. In this course, you will learn: *how to customize facial rejuvenation treatments based on Chinese and Japanese acupuncture *how to assess which meridians are involved in the various ways that individuals physically manifest the aging process *point selection and needle technique for conditions such as acne, dry skin, age spots, sagging skin, wrinkles, scars, double chins, as well as bags and dark circles under the eyes * Acupressure, Qigong and Virginia’s own Integrated Deep Muscle Therapy (IDMT) techniques for preserving youthful appearance and combating signs of aging on the face.

    Learn how to make your patients look and feel their best BOOST your practice Earn ceu’s/PDA’s * Learn from the originator! * Save your patients from unnecessary risks

    NOTE: Please wear loose clothing as you will be expected to give and receive a full body acupuncture treatment on Sunday. Nails must be filed very short for the clinical component. Certification in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture from Ms. Doran is optional and may be granted to students who pass both a written and practical examination.

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: As an experienced international teacher and practitioner of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Virginia Doran is a recognized expert in the field and had the great honor to be the first Westerner to teach acupuncture in Japan. Ms. Doran has been a teacher and lecturer in the field of holistic health since 1980 on the subjects of massage therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, flower essences, Chinese and Western herbs, nutrition and supplements. She graduated the Tri-State College for Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in 1995 as well as their postgraduate course in Chinese Herbology in 1999. Ms. Doran is nationally certified (NCCAOM) in acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage and Allied Health Sciences in 1978 where she has since taught post- graduate courses and has been a licensed massage therapist practicing since 1979. Virginia has had the fortunate opportunity to have studied with Jeffrey Yuen and apprenticed with the late acupuncture master, Yuriko Yamagishi. Ms. Doran has been sought out by major television networks to demonstrate acupuncture facial rejuvenation. Ms. Doran has also been featured in and been a consultant to many magazines and newspapers on acupuncture for facial rejuvenation and dermatological conditions. To share with others the benefits of the publicity, Virginia created a referral service on her website for her students. She is currently writing two books on facial rejuvenation, one for practitioners and one for the public. Her instructional DVD series on FRA is now available on

    UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: November 14th-16th, 2014 Dublin, Ireland  ** 2015 in Zurich, Toronto, London, New York, Germany, Hawaii, San Diego & more- Please inquire for workshops in your area.

    • October 24, 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • PCOM-NY 110 William Street, 19th floor, room 7-8

    Meet Mazin Al-Khafaji


    Chinese Medicine Dermatology

    with a world class expert

    Free Taster session Friday, October 24th, 5-6pm at

    PCOM-NY 110 William Street, 19th floor, room 7-8

    (no registration necessary, but you will need photo ID to enter the building and access 19th floor elevators for Pacific College.)

    • October 25, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • October 26, 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Venetian Social Club 8030 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118


    Lonny Jarret

    Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine

    Untying the Knot

    October 25-26, 2014

    9am - 5pm

    14 PDA's

    This class will discuss how to diagnose and treat trauma with Chinese medicine. We will consider the heart/kidney axis as the physiological foundation of stability and how to restore integrity to this most important relationship. It will emphasize the importance of the practitioner's awareness of the dimension of self that is never wounded or traumatized as a gold standard in diagnosis and treatment. In this regard, the practitioner's own integrity will be considered as the root of efficacy in treatment. The class will be rooted in an appreciation of the core dimensions and capacities of the self, including the spirit, ego, emptiness, soul, conscience, and the will.


    APA members $300, $350 after 9/25

    APA student members $270, $300 after 9/25

    NJAAOM, ASNY, MAS members $330, $360 after 9/25

    Non-Member colleagues $350, $380 after 9/25

    Seminar Registration



    In the beautiful Chestnut Hill area of Philly, PA

    The Venetian Social Club

    8030 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

    The nearest accommodations can be found at

    The Chestnut Hill Hotel


    • October 25, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Swedish Institute Department of Continuing Education 226 West 26th Street Floor 5 New York, NY 10001

    Acupuncture and Cancer: Transforming Disease to Wellness

    with Stephen W. Flores, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., NCCAOM and Pat Gorman, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., NCCAOM

    7 NCCAOM PDA's Pending

    One of the most serious ailments patients encounter is the diagnosis of cancer. This seminar will focus on how acupuncture treatments can interface with Western treatment, and how to assist patients as they go through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. We will demonstrate how to support blood counts, as well as the spirit of the many patients living with cancer, as the regimens that sustain them for years can be overwhelming and depleting. Practitioners will learn about support, healing and recovery of the body, mind and spirit in all patients, regardless of their stage of cancer and prognosis.


    *In addition to "Acupuncture and Cancer", Stephen Flores and Pat Gorman will also be teaching Acupuncture and Depression: Restoring the Mind and Spirit on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Click the course title to read more.

    Each class is $195. Students interested in registering for both at one time will receive a 10% discount ($350 total for both workshops). In order for discount to be applied, you must register via phone by calling the Continuing Education department at (212) 924-5900 x146.

    • October 26, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Swedish Institute Department of Continuing Education 226 West 26th Street Floor 5 New York, NY 10001
    Acupuncture and Depression: Restoring the Mind and Spirit
    with Stephen W. Flores, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., NCCAOM and Pat Gorman, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., NCCAOM

    7 NCCAOM PDA's Pending

    One of the biggest challenges in our culture is depression, amplified recently by world conditions and its accompanying uncertainty. Patients are often on one or more prescription medications yet not feeling better. We must discover and treat the underlying cause to significantly alleviate our patient’s depression and mental paralysis. We will look at eight major causes of depression, stemming from breaks in the spirit to aspects of the Zhr, Hun, Shen, Yi and P’o; Conception-Governing vessel blockages; and breaks in the Sheng and K’o cycles: all accompanied with specific treatments. Also covered will be protocols for exit-entry; “husband-wife” blockages and on-going support once the initial depression has been released.


    *In addition to "Acupuncture and Depression", Stephen Flores and Pat Gorman will also be teaching Acupuncture and Cancer: Transforming Disease to Wellness on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Click the course title to read more.

    Each class is $195. Students interested in registering for both at one time will receive a 10% discount ($350 total for both workshops). In order for discount to be applied, you must register via phone by calling the Continuing Education department at (212) 924-5900 x146.

    Required Materials: 1 sheet, 1 pillowcase, acupuncture travel kit, pen and paper, comfortable clothing.
    • October 29, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TCM World Foundation, 34 West 27 Street, 12th Floor, NY, NY 10001 - See more at:

    Based on Traditional Chinese medicine, this unique program of 7 simple energy exercises and wellness techniques gives practitioners and their clients powerful healing tools necessary to support breast health

    6 NCCAOM PDA's available

    Wu Ming Qigong for Breast Cancer Prevention: One Day Training Workshop for Practitioners:

    Become certified to demonstrate this unique women’s health program based on TCM principles!

    Based on the ancient, time-tested theories of Chinese medicine, this unique program gives practitioners and their clients the healing tools necessary to recognize early warning signs and symptoms of breast cancer and rebalance the body for true prevention.  Qigong movements are simple energy exercises that can be practiced anywhere. You will learn 7 qigong forms, basic Chinese medicine theory on major energy meridians impacting breast health, and be able to transfer this energy practice to others. CEUs for acupuncturists available: 6 PDAs

    Dr. Nan Lu, OMD, author and TCM expert on women’s health, created this one-of-a-kind program to help women proactively create breast health and learn to recognize early warning signs of breast cancer.

    Where: TCM World Foundation, 34 W 27th St., Suite 1212, New York City

    When: October 29th, 2014, 9:30-5pm, with break for lunch.

    Cost: $200.00 which includes 5 complimentary Wu Ming Qigong Breast Health DVD’s (value $30 apiece)


    To register:

    For more info on our Breast Cancer Prevention Project:

    Contact us at: Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, 212-274- 1079 or

    • November 15, 2014
    • November 16, 2014
    • New York City


    One of the classics of Chinese Medicine states that people have the ability to live to over to 100. Qigong exercises are gentle and effective movements that combine posture, breath, and visualization to address specific health concerns as well as promote longevity. Learn the principles of qigong and a set of qigong exercises that will strengthen your body and internal organs as well as release toxins and stress.  This is class 1 of an ongoing series in Medical Qigong; however, this class can also be taken as a stand alone class for people who are interested in learning Medical Qigong. Class will be Nov 15-16, 2014 in NYC.

    Class offers 13 NCCAOM PDA/CEU. Course fee is $300 with 1 month advance registration.

    10% discount for ASNY members.

    For more information, visit or contact Lisa VanOstrand at 786 512 7096.

    Lisa VanOstrand L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. has received her doctorate in Medical Qigong (China) and has studied extensively as well as apprenticed with Jerry Alan Johnson, author of 5 textbooks on Medical Qigong Therapy. 

    • December 07, 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Tri-State College of Acupuncture, 80 8th Ave, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10011
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    Ethics and Risk Management for AOM
    Presented by: Michael Taromina, Esq.

    In the dynamic field of health care, a misconduct complaint or lawsuit is not always the result of a practitioner’s bad behavior or judgment. Experienced and careful practitioners routinely face damaging disciplinary actions and/or litigation because they fail to utilize effective risk management strategies. This course will examine real cases in order to provide attendees with a proven road map of effective risk management.

    Michael Taromina 
    has an extensive background representing, regulating and advocating for the AOM profession nationwide. He serves as the the Chair of NCCAOM's Professional Ethics & Disciplinary Committee and is the author of the Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Procedures.

    Michael is volunteering his time and all proceeds from this course to benefit ASNY and the Acupuncture profession.


     Students $20
     Professional ASNY Members $40
     Non-ASNY Members $75
    • December 07, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine 110 William St. NYC 19th floor

    QiGong Energy Rejuvenation to Increase Healing Power With Master Robert Peng

    Sunday, December 7th 10:00am to 6:00pm
    7 PDA/CEU's (approved) NCCAOM

    •Increase your energy level

    • Generate more powerful healing

    •Re-organize and strengthen your energy field

    •Protect yourself from sick qi

    •Practice the healing art of Elixer of Light QiGong


    “Robert's teaching is very clear, comprehensive, and systematic, and his classes are enlivened by his great sense of humor and joy. Most importantly he understands American culture, which is crucial for transmitting deep knowledge from ancient masters here in the U.S.”

    Robert Peng is an internationally renowned qigong master capable of generating healing energy through his hands with power equal to a potent electrical charge. He has used his extraordinary ability to help countless people regain their optimum health and vitality, including doctors, healers, celebrities, and members of royal families, and to demonstrate to the world the incredible spiritual potential human beings possess.  He has trained over 150,000 students all around the world.

    Practitioners: $170 /Students $85

    EarlyBird Registration Discount by November 12th: Practitioners $145/Students $70

    10% Discount for Alumni, Faculty, and ASNY members

    Online registration


    For more information or phone registration, contact: Cynthia Neipris 212-982-3456 x229

Past events

September 14, 2014 Acupuncture During Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum: Assisting the Miracle with Stephen W. Flores, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., NCCAOM and Pat Gorman, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., NCCAOM
September 13, 2014 Tao Ahn Pai Nui Gung- Shen Exercises with Juanita Lew
September 13, 2014 Acupuncture and Fertility: The Creation of Life, with Stephen W. Flores, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., NCCAOM and Pat Gorman, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., NCCAOM
August 23, 2014 "Ancient pulse theory in modern day language" Foundational Pulse Diagnosis Seminar
August 23, 2014 "Light Is The New Needle: Meridian Illumination" taught by Wesley Burwell and Jennifer Waters, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac./Light Therapist
June 30, 2014 Medical Billing Overview
June 09, 2014 Therapeutic Methods for Spinal Orthopedic Disorders in Chinese Medicine
June 07, 2014 Stephen Cowan, M.D., C.Ac. Growing the Dao: Chinese Medicine Pediatrics
June 07, 2014 Neurofunctional Acupuncture – treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction with contemporary acupuncture
June 06, 2014 Therapeutic Methods for Spinal Orthopedic Disorders in Chinese Medicine
May 17, 2014 Thea Elijah WHOLE HEART ACUPUNCTURE: Clearing Treatment Blocks
May 17, 2014 Bo's Method of Abdominal Acupuncture (taught by Paul Ryan, L.Ac.)
May 09, 2014 Zheng Gu Tui Na Tui Na Level 1: Full Body Sequence
April 27, 2014 MOVING QI IN THE CLINIC Strategies for Enhancing One’s Practice and Preventing Burnout with Peter Yates
April 13, 2014 Breast Cancer, Mammography, & TCM Treatment
April 12, 2014 ASNY Presents The New York State Acupuncturists Annual Fundraising Banquet
March 30, 2014 The Application of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Digestive System Cancers
March 22, 2014 Treatment of Knotty Diseases; How Effective Use of Classic Formulas can Transform your Clinic and Practice
March 15, 2014 Acupuncture in LABOR & DELIVERY
March 15, 2014 Beginning Insurance Billing & ICD-10 Coding
March 07, 2014 Invitation to Kamwo book signing party for Mary Elizabeth Wakefield
March 04, 2014 Flavor and Nature as the Focus of Herbs - The Wisdom of the Huang Di Nei Jing
March 01, 2014 How to address patients with trace minerals? -New York, NY
March 01, 2014 Classical Medicine in the Clinic: ATS 2014 Intensive Training Programs in Acupuncture & Herbs
February 08, 2014 Poney Chiang Advanced Palpation and Needling : Classical Point Locations from the Systematic Canon (JiaYi Jing)
February 08, 2014 2014 PCOM Continuing Education Schedule
January 25, 2014 How to address patients with trace minerals?
December 14, 2013 Introduction to Tangible Acupuncture Weekend Seminar with Andrew Nugent-Head
December 08, 2013 Pointing the Way- Special Effect Points of Master Practitioners by Peter Yates L.Ac
December 07, 2013 Bo's Method of Abdominal Acupuncture - Level 1
December 05, 2013 Fundraiser for Assemblyman Harry Bronson
November 23, 2013 Acupuncture Relief Efforts in the Philippines
November 15, 2013 FACIAL REJUVENATION with ACUPUNCTURE and Massage/ Acupressure ACUPUNCTURE CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP Part 1 of the 3 part full Certification Program
November 15, 2013 Gua sha for Pain, Mobility, Inflammation, & Immunity-Arya Nielsen November 15-16. PCOM-NY
November 10, 2013 Ethics and Risk Management for AOM
November 09, 2013 CPR Tomorrow!
November 09, 2013 Study Classical Formulas with Huang Huang: Philadelphia Nov.9 to 11, and Hudson, NY Nov. 15 to 17
October 19, 2013 I Ching Philosophy Applied in Chinese Medicine by Speaker: Wei Chieh Young, Ph.D., LA.c With English Translation
October 17, 2013 Wu Ming Qigong for Breast Cancer Prevention: One Day Training Workshop for Practitioners:
October 17, 2013 2013 Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine: Transformation: Discovering the Healing Wisdom of Transitions
October 08, 2013 Debra Betts with Claudia Citkovitz, Acupuncture for Labor Preparation: Differential Diagnosis that could Change Your Practice
October 05, 2013 Acupuncture for Chemical Dependency & Addictive Disorders October 5-6. PCOM-NY
October 05, 2013 Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1,2,3 Introduction to Global Acupuncture
October 05, 2013 Integrative Full Body Deep Tissue Work
September 28, 2013 Working with Commom Injuries & Complaints in Bodywork Practice
September 27, 2013 The Classical Herbalist: Flavor, Nature & the Shanghan Lun in Clinical Practice
September 26, 2013 Dragon’s Way® Weight Loss and Stress Relief Instructor Training
September 25, 2013 Free Seminar-Bo's Method of Abdominal Acupuncture September 25th, 4:30-6:00 p.m.PCOM-NY
September 08, 2013 Medical Billing for the NYS L.Ac.: Focus on Ethical Practices
August 12, 2013 ASNY Student Summer Series Presentations- "Practical Applications of Direct Moxibustion in Everyday Treatments" with Sabrina Havens,MS,L.Ac.,LMT
August 03, 2013 ASNY Student Summer Series Presentations-"Practice Management:Yin & Yang Styles" with James M. Shinol,L.Ac.,LMT and Michel A. Solounias,L.Ac.,LMT
July 28, 2013 ASNY Student Summer Series Presentations "Treating the Extremeties" with Steven Schram,PhD,DC,L.Ac.
July 20, 2013 Acupuncturists Without Borders "Healing Community Trauma"
July 14, 2013 ASNY Student Summer Series Presentations - "Patient Encounters:Dealing with the Unexpected" with James M Shinol,L.Ac.,LMT
July 13, 2013 ASNY Coffee Social Honoring Assemblyman Harry Bronson
July 12, 2013 Medical Billing Overview
July 11, 2013 ASNY Student Summer Series Presentation-"Herbs Dosage Forms and Dosing" with Tom N. Leung,L.Ac.,MSTOM, Pharm.BS
June 23, 2013 Understanding Cancer through a Complementary and Alternative Approach
June 22, 2013 How to address patients with trace minerals?
June 22, 2013 AOM INSURANCE BILLING SEMINAR – NEW HAVEN, CT With Mori West, President of AcuClaims
June 18, 2013 PCOM-NY FREE SEMINARS "Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine- Working Together"
June 09, 2013 Holistic Pathways Seminars and Workshops in Holistic Living
May 18, 2013 Neurofunctional Acupuncture – treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction with contemporary acupuncture
May 09, 2013 ASNY Legislative Fundraising Event
May 05, 2013 Marma Shakti: The Secret for Creating the Life of Your Dreams
May 04, 2013 Wu Ming Qigong for Breast Cancer Prevention: One Day Training Workshop for Practitioners:
May 04, 2013 20th Anniversary Celebration for the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York!!
April 28, 2013 Essential Oils for Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists:Functions and Applications of Flowers, Seeds, Resins, Woods, and Roots
April 27, 2013 Study Cupping and Gua Sha with Bruce Bentley
April 27, 2013 Bo's Method of Abdominal Acupuncture: Level 1
April 27, 2013 Foundational Pulse Diagnosis
April 07, 2013 ASNY Town Hall and Annual Meeting
April 06, 2013 Introducing Dr. Shi Xuemin's Stroke Rehab Acupuncture (XNKQ Therapy)with Atsuki Maeda, L.Ac.
March 23, 2013 Qi Gong Energy Rejuvenation to Increase Healing Power With master Robert Peng
March 18, 2013 Study with GIOVANNI MACIOCIA
March 16, 2013 Treatment of Stroke in Chinese Medicine With Claudia Citkovitz, L.Ac.
March 03, 2013 Recognizing, Treating, and Resolving Trauma Sexual - Physical - Psychological
February 24, 2013 By Demand: Medical Billing for the NYS L.Ac.
February 21, 2013 Dragon’s Way®Weight Loss and Stress Relief Instructor Training
January 29, 2013 Energy Trends Forecast for 2013 the Year of the Water Snake With Four Pillars Astrology Expert Yasha Jampolsky
January 26, 2013 The Essential Spirit of Japanese Acupuncture & The Use of Shiraku (micro-bleeding)
December 02, 2012 Feng Shui Fundamentals for Your Acupuncture Practice;Waiting & Treatment Rooms
November 17, 2012 Ages of Life by Dr. Patrick veret,M.D.
November 14, 2012 Love, Serve & Succeed® MODULE SIX: BUILDING & PRESERVING WEALTH
November 10, 2012 CPR & First Aid = 8 PDA's!
October 28, 2012 Expanded Clinical Application of Microsystems (Auricular & Scalp Acupuncture)
October 27, 2012 HealingCommunity Trauma: How to do Acupuncture for Traumatic Events
October 26, 2012 Cadaver Dissection 101, A Lab for Practitioners of Physical Medicines
October 26, 2012 Zheng Gu Tui Na, Tui Na Level 1: Full Body Sequence-Coming to Seneca Falls, NY
October 21, 2012 Medical Billing for NYS L.Ac.'s
October 10, 2012 Love, Serve & Succeed® Module One: Spiritual Mastery and the Healing Relationship
October 06, 2012 Jeffrey Yuen-Nurturing the Unfolding of Life
October 06, 2012 Build the Practice of your Dreams - 10.5 hour PDAs from NCCAOM
September 30, 2012 Essential Oils for Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists:Day 2: Functions and applications of Flowers, Seeds, Resins, Woods, and Roots
September 15, 2012 Neurofunctional Acupuncture – Treating Musculoskeletal Pain and Dysfunction with Contemporary Acupuncture
August 14, 2012 Free Lecture--Introduction to Korean Acupuncture Dr. Kwang Ho Kim’s HO IL CHIM Technique
July 29, 2012 Essential Oils for Acupuncturists
July 28, 2012 Successful Steps to Building the Practice of Your Dreams
June 27, 2012 Nourishing Our Future: Children’s Health
June 16, 2012 I Ching Acupuncture: The Balance Method. Clinical applications of the Ba Gua and I Ching
June 10, 2012 NADA Protocol: Pioneers and Visionaries of Integrative Medicine 23rd annual conference: June 14 - 16, 2012 Pre-conference Acu Detox Specialist Training: June 10-16, 2012
June 09, 2012 Nutripuncture comes to Tri-State
June 09, 2012 Integrated Asian Bodywork with Perry Levenson
June 04, 2012 Treating Beyond the Denial: No Fault
June 02, 2012 Face Reading/Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine with Lillian Bridges
May 30, 2012 Metabolic Radiology
May 20, 2012 Medical Billing for the NY State L.Ac.
May 19, 2012 5 Elements of Recovery; Healing for Addictive Behaviors and Past Trauma With Thea Elijah
May 09, 2012 Love, Serve & Succeed® Module Five: Growing a Thriving Practice Part Two: Fees, Time Management and Walking the Charts
April 28, 2012 Neurofunctional Electrical Acupuncture-treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction with contemporary acupuncture
April 18, 2012 : Love, Serve & Succeed® Module Five: Growing a Thriving Practice Part One: The New Patient and Essential Patient Communication
April 01, 2012 NYSAC "Herbal Bill/Public Safety Bill" Town Hall Informational
March 31, 2012 ASNY Annual Banquet Fundraising Dinner
March 24, 2012 Qigong Energy Rejuvenation to Increase Healing Power– Robert Peng
March 24, 2012 Nutripuncture comes to Tri-State College
March 18, 2012 Essential Oils for Acupuncturists: Functions and Applications of Flowers, Seeds, Woods, Resins, and Roots
March 17, 2012 Acupuncture in Labor & Delivery with Claudia Citkovitz
March 07, 2012 Clinical Pearls-Chinese Medicine for Today's World
March 07, 2012 ASNY and AAAOM present: A Live Webinar For Heart Health Month The Cholesterol Scam & Creating Real Cardiovascular Health
March 03, 2012 Ethics and Practice Management with Marilyn Allen, Public Relations and Marketing Director for the American Acupuncture Council: Hosted by the Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
February 08, 2012 Love, Serve & Succeed - Module Four: Effective Marketing on a Shoestring. Part One: Yang/External Marketing
January 22, 2012 Essential Oils for Acupuncturists Day 1 : Functions and Applications of Peels, Leaves and Needles
January 08, 2012 Shoni-Shin: Pediatric Acupuncture
December 09, 2011 Zheng Gu Tui Na
November 19, 2011 Nutripuncture - Level 2
November 13, 2011 Medical Billing for the Acupuncturist
November 12, 2011 Workers Compensation Focus
October 16, 2011 Tai Chi Chuan and its Application to the Acupuncture Practice
October 08, 2011 Ethics and Endangered Species in Chinese Medicine
October 06, 2011 Essentials of Wholistic Nutrition in Clinical Practice FREE teleconference.
October 01, 2011 Like Hot Water on Snow: Ma Danyang's Heavenly Star Points in Clinical Practice
October 01, 2011 Medicine Without Form
September 24, 2011 Nutripuncture
September 17, 2011 Female Infertility and TCM: Clinical Pearls from Nanjing and Beijing
September 10, 2011 CPR - NCCAOM Requirement
August 29, 2011 Workers Compensation for the NY State L.Ac.
July 30, 2011 Healing the Joints and Extremities
July 16, 2011 Treatment of Traumatic Injury with Chinese Medicine with Frank Butler
July 15, 2011 Cadaver Dissection 101 for the Senior Chiropractor and Acupuncturist with
June 04, 2011 Women’s Health/Gynecology w/ Giovanni Maciocia, L.Ac.
May 22, 2011 ASNY 2011 Annual Symposium: Practice Building and Optimization
May 18, 2011 CPR - NCCAOM Requirement
May 14, 2011 Point Combinations for Common Difficult Problems
May 12, 2011 AAAOM 2011 Whole Medicine Conference: Teaming Up for Our Patients
April 30, 2011 CPR - NCCAOM Requirement
April 16, 2011 Dr. Yong-En Shi - Irregular Menstruation: Diagnosis and Treatment with Acupuncture and TCM
March 29, 2011 CPR - NCCAOM Requirement
February 27, 2011 Shonishin/Tom Nash
February 12, 2011 9000 Needles
January 30, 2011 Medical Billing for the Acupuncturist
December 05, 2010 Workers Compensation Reimbursement for L.Ac.'s in New York State
December 04, 2010 UANYSLA Ethics Seminar by Marilyn Allen-8 NCCAOM PDA credits
November 07, 2010 ASNY: Acupuncture Practice Management Panel-Rescheduled
October 30, 2010 Integrating Conventional and Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care with Tai Lahans,L.Ac.,M.Ed.,Ph.D.
October 02, 2010 ASNY: Ethics and Liability in Acupuncture
September 19, 2010 ASNY: Acupuncture Practice Management Panel
August 23, 2010 Summer Tui Na Study Trip to Shanghai, China (non-ASNY Event)
August 21, 2010 Auricular Acupuncture Seminar II - A New Era of Medicine and Healing (non-ASNY event)
August 05, 2010 ASNY: Town Hall Meeting at NYCTCM
July 17, 2010 Clinical Energetics with Gary Strauss, M.S., R.P.P., P.W.E.
July 11, 2010 ASNY Town Hall Meeting at PCOM
June 23, 2010 ASNY Queens Social
May 30, 2010 Topical Herbal Preparations
May 22, 2010 FACIAL DIAGNOSIS with Lillian Bridges
May 15, 2010 Many Paths One Medicine TCM Conference in NYC
May 07, 2010 Master Class in Traditional East/West Cupping


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