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NEWS: CSOMA & AACMA Acupuncture Profession Joint-Position Statement on Dry Needling in California

Announcement: CSOMA submits official grievance letter to Blue Shield of California

Just want to say THANKS again for the great conference. Board members working long and hard to plan, prep and invite great vendors (many of which I never knew existed and all of whom were so generous with gifting us with the raffle and at their displays). I am so happy I joined CSOMA and now know why.
Caroline H.

CSOMA & Lhasa OMS – “Love Your Practice” Conference – February 2019 in Los Angeles

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ASA 3rd Annual Congress

The American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) held its annual meeting March 16-18, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. CSOMA representatives Tiffany Tuftee and Christy Vitiello attended the annual meeting. The meeting focused on national legislation,…

Sunset Review Hearing 2018

On Monday, February 26, 2018, the California Acupuncture Board faced its Joint Sunset Review Hearing by the Senate Committee on Business, Professions & Economic Development and the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions. The public…

CSOMA UPDATE: February Stakeholder Meeting #3

February 27th marked the third meeting of California Acupuncture Stakeholders, orchestrated by Assemblymember Evan Low at the State Capitol in Sacramento.   This meeting was held the same day as the California Acupuncture…

CSOMA Update: February Stakeholder Meeting

February 2nd and 4th marked a historical day for the acupuncture profession in California. CSOMA President, Tiffany Tuftee and Board of Director Representative, Bruce Gustafson were in attendance to discuss unification of the profession.…

Committee Updates – January 2018

February 2nd and 4th marked a historical day for the acupuncture profession in California. CSOMA President, Tiffany Tuftee and Board of Director Representative, Bruce Gustafson were in attendance to discuss unification of the profession.…

CSOMA to Weigh in: Acupuncture Association Stakeholder Meetings Scheduled for 2018

In preparation for the upcoming 2018 Sunset Review of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB), Assemblymember Evan Low will be holding three Acupuncture Association Stakeholder Meetings in both Southern and Northern California as well as in…

Committee Updates – November 2017

CSOMA Committee updates for November 2017. Are you inspired about the acupuncture profession? Do you want to participate in CSOMA, but aren't quite sure how to get involved? Have you considered joining a CSOMA Committee?  CSOMA's…

First Acupuncture Congressional Briefing Held on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, after many months of planning by the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) and the American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety (AAPAS), the acupuncture community held its first-ever “Congressional…

Judy Chu Endorses Access to Acupuncture

Congresswoman Judy Chu speaks up for acupuncture!

CSOMA President Requests Meeting with Rep Judy Chu

CSOMA President Tiffany Tuftee has requested an interview with Congresswoman Rep. Judy Chu September 21, 2017 CSOMA President Tiffany Tuftee has requested an interview with Congresswoman Rep. Judy Chu, of Southern CA to discuss…

Public Policy Advisory Committee Updates – September 2017

Public Policy Advisory Committee Updates: September 2017 The PPAC is now utilizing CapitolTrack to keep up to date of the most current legislation and Bills affecting our profession. The PPAC monitors these Bills on a weekly basis,…

Futures Advisory Committee Updates – September 2017

Futures Committee Updates: September 2017 Faculty membership outreach letter was sent to California Acupuncture Schools to announce CSOMA’s new Faculty Membership Benefits and discounted fee for membership. Student membership…

Publications Advisory Committee Updates – September 2017

Publications AdvisoryCommittee Updates: September 2017 Planning CSOMA May conference on Pain and Opioid Addiction. Start looking for potential speakers, send announcements to our vendor and Corporate Sponsors. Work with the CAB to…

CE and Events Committee Updates – September 2017

CE and Events Committee Updates: September 2017 Planning CSOMA May conference on Pain and Opioid Addiction. Start looking for potential speakers, send announcements to our vendor and Corporate Sponsors. Work with the CAB to create…
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CSOMA Requests Meeting with CAB re NCCAOM Exam

The Futures Committee has submitted a letter to the California Acupuncture Board (CAB) requesting an interview. Dear CSOMA Members: The Futures Committee has submitted a letter to the California Acupuncture Board (CAB) requesting…
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CSOMA Statement on USC Dry Needling Post

CSOMA's public statement regarding “USC Dry Needling.” August 24, 2017 To our Membership: We would like to take this time to clear up any confusion about the most recent Instagram post regarding the alleged: “USC Dry Needling”…

Interview with Christy Vitiello on the ASA

We asked Christy Vitiello, LAc, CSOMA Board Member and ASA member representative about the ASA's 2nd Annual Meeting that she attended in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in March 2017. What is the ASA? The American Society of Acupuncturists…

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Sunset Review Hearing 2018

On Monday, February 26, 2018, the California Acupuncture Board faced its Joint Sunset Review Hearing by the Senate Committee on Business, Professions & Economic Development and the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions. The public…

CSOMA UPDATE: February Stakeholder Meeting #3

February 27th marked the third meeting of California Acupuncture Stakeholders, orchestrated by Assemblymember Evan Low at the State Capitol in Sacramento.   This meeting was held the same day as the California Acupuncture…

CSOMA Update: February Stakeholder Meeting

February 2nd and 4th marked a historical day for the acupuncture profession in California. CSOMA President, Tiffany Tuftee and Board of Director Representative, Bruce Gustafson were in attendance to discuss unification of the profession.…

Committee Updates – January 2018

February 2nd and 4th marked a historical day for the acupuncture profession in California. CSOMA President, Tiffany Tuftee and Board of Director Representative, Bruce Gustafson were in attendance to discuss unification of the profession.…

CSOMA to Weigh in: Acupuncture Association Stakeholder Meetings Scheduled for 2018

In preparation for the upcoming 2018 Sunset Review of the California Acupuncture Board (CAB), Assemblymember Evan Low will be holding three Acupuncture Association Stakeholder Meetings in both Southern and Northern California as well as in…

Committee Updates – November 2017

CSOMA Committee updates for November 2017. Are you inspired about the acupuncture profession? Do you want to participate in CSOMA, but aren't quite sure how to get involved? Have you considered joining a CSOMA Committee?  CSOMA's…

First Acupuncture Congressional Briefing Held on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, after many months of planning by the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) and the American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety (AAPAS), the acupuncture community held its first-ever “Congressional…

Judy Chu Endorses Access to Acupuncture

Congresswoman Judy Chu speaks up for acupuncture!

CSOMA President Requests Meeting with Rep Judy Chu

CSOMA President Tiffany Tuftee has requested an interview with Congresswoman Rep. Judy Chu September 21, 2017 CSOMA President Tiffany Tuftee has requested an interview with Congresswoman Rep. Judy Chu, of Southern CA to discuss…

Public Policy Advisory Committee Updates – September 2017

Public Policy Advisory Committee Updates: September 2017 The PPAC is now utilizing CapitolTrack to keep up to date of the most current legislation and Bills affecting our profession. The PPAC monitors these Bills on a weekly basis,…

Futures Advisory Committee Updates – September 2017

Futures Committee Updates: September 2017 Faculty membership outreach letter was sent to California Acupuncture Schools to announce CSOMA’s new Faculty Membership Benefits and discounted fee for membership. Student membership…

Publications Advisory Committee Updates – September 2017

Publications AdvisoryCommittee Updates: September 2017 Planning CSOMA May conference on Pain and Opioid Addiction. Start looking for potential speakers, send announcements to our vendor and Corporate Sponsors. Work with the CAB to…

CE and Events Committee Updates – September 2017

CE and Events Committee Updates: September 2017 Planning CSOMA May conference on Pain and Opioid Addiction. Start looking for potential speakers, send announcements to our vendor and Corporate Sponsors. Work with the CAB to create…
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CSOMA Requests Meeting with CAB re NCCAOM Exam

The Futures Committee has submitted a letter to the California Acupuncture Board (CAB) requesting an interview. Dear CSOMA Members: The Futures Committee has submitted a letter to the California Acupuncture Board (CAB) requesting…

Dr. Wheeler Opinion Paper on Herbal Tea Poisons Two San Franciscans

Letter to CSOMA Colleagues from Dr. Jordan Wheeler, LAc. Dear CSOMA Colleagues: On March 10, 2017, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) issued a press release regarding the poisoning of two persons, who in separate…
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CSOMA Statement on USC Dry Needling Post

CSOMA's public statement regarding “USC Dry Needling.” August 24, 2017 To our Membership: We would like to take this time to clear up any confusion about the most recent Instagram post regarding the alleged: “USC Dry Needling”…

Interview with Christy Vitiello on the ASA

We asked Christy Vitiello, LAc, CSOMA Board Member and ASA member representative about the ASA's 2nd Annual Meeting that she attended in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in March 2017. What is the ASA? The American Society of Acupuncturists…

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The California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA) is a professional association of licensed acupuncturists and supporters of acupuncture, dedicated to the preservation, advancement and integration of the art, science, and practice of all branches of acupuncture medicine into the modern healthcare model, in a caring and ethical manner, thereby enhancing the health and well-being of the general public.

When you become a professional member of CSOMA, your membership with the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) is included!

The Mission of the American Society of Acupuncturists is to promote the highest standards of professional practice for Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine in the United States, thereby to benefit the public health. Through strengthening the profession at the state level while promoting collaboration nationally and internationally, the ASA provides its members, the public, legislators, and regulators resources for ensuring the best expression of this ancient and modern medicine.

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