Updated 9/13/22 | Subscribe | View Past Newsletters

Dear CSOMA Community,

We’d like to give you a quick follow-up to our last newsletter, regarding the Sunset Review:

On August 25, 2022, a letter to the California Acupuncture Board (CAB) signed by the California Acupuncture Legislative Group (comprised of CSOMA and 10 other organizations and schools) formally proposed a language change to the California Acupuncture Act to align with the language in CPT codes of which acupuncturists often billed the health insurance. 

We requested that these changes be made through the upcoming Sunset Review process, to help meet our goals of achieving insurance parity and expanding access to care.

We will keep you informed on the Sunset Review process as we learn more.

The sunset review process provides an opportunity for the DCA, the Legislature, the boards, and interested parties and stakeholders to discuss the performance of the boards, and make recommendations for improvements. Learn more at the California State Assembly website.

Upcoming Events

Coffee Connections with CSOMA
Please join us SUNDAY, September 11 for Coffee Connections! ☕ It’s a virtual meetup to connect with others in the acupuncture community while enjoying a cup of your favorite hot beverage!

Topic: “Ask CSOMA” — What questions do you have about the acupuncture profession?
When: Sunday, Sept 11th at 10am PST via zoom REGISTER HERE 
Who: Tiffany Tuftee, LAc, Professional Director and CSOMA past president brings 8 years of active membership in both state and national associations to discuss where the direction of our profession is headed, and how we can all play a vital role in shaping the future of this medicine.

Clinical Pearls – 2 CEUs/PDAs – DISCOUNT OFFER!
Topic: Development of Acupuncture in Pain Management (from “Clinical Pearls from Top TCM Experts” series)
When: Saturday, Sept 17 at 5-7pm PST via zoom REGISTER HERE 
Who: Lixing Lao, PhD., MB, LAc Professor and President, Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM), Vienna, Virginia. Hosted by World Chinese Medicine Forum and Treasure of the East
Use CSOMA member discount code CSOMA2022 for 50% off! Sign up today

Symposium – Visit us at Booth #70
When: Nov 4-6 Click for registration & Info
Where: Mission Beach, CA

Thank you for reading & please share with a colleague!

Your Partner in Practice,


CSOMA is a 501c6 nonprofit working on behalf of the acupuncture profession. THANK YOU for supporting our work with your CSOMA member dues. And if you haven’t yet, please join CSOMA today!

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