American Society of Acupuncturists

2024 Live In-Person Pre-Conference Webinar Series

 Saturday & Sunday: April 6-7, 2024

Free BONUS Pre-conference On-Demand Webinar Series 
for all Conference Registrants Only
starting March 22, 2024 (with 2-week access)
All courses must be completed for credits, 
no partial credits available for Pre-conference
& Free BONUS Post-conference Live Stream Webinar
on April 20th at 8 AM PT/11 AM ET

Pre-Conference Webinar Series

The American Society of Acupuncturists’ Pre-conference webinar series is designed to prepare your live-in-person conference experience in Arlington, VA and Washington DC. You will learn about specific topics of interest acupuncture and herbal medicine such as aging, immunology, and other topics. In addition, you will hear from our ASA committees as our volunteers work to promote the acupuncture profession in the US. 

Webinars will be available on demand from March 22, 2024 – April 7, 2024 (For CEU earning only). Videos will be available until May 15, 2024 for your viewing purpose without CEUs.

Please note that ALL courses must be completed to receive credit. Partial credits are NOT given for this Bonus webinar series. You must complete this full series by April 8, 2024 (12 Noon EST) to receive credits, along with the completion of the Worksheet and submission of the Quiz.

  1. While you are viewing the courses, you will be completing the Worksheet. Please go to “File” and “Download Microsoft Word” for your files so that you can answer as you go along. This review worksheet is NOT graded but will be submitted/uploaded at the end with your Quiz.
  2. After you have viewed all the courses, you will take a Quiz. You must score a passing grade of 80% to obtain the PDA/CEU credits for this webinar series. You will also upload your worksheet at the end of the Quiz.  

This Webinar Series was brought to you by our Platinum, Gold, & Silver Sponsors:

Webinar Courses

Compassion without Compromise: Ethical Relationships in Healthcare

Afua Bromley, MSOM, LAc, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM) &
LiMing Tseng, MAcOM, LAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)

“Practitioners should meet everyone on equal ground” – Sun Si Miao

As compassionate healers, acupuncturists strive to care for patients without compromise. However, cultural misunderstanding may cause the crossing of ethical boundaries in patient-practitioner relationships. 

Join us as we share case scenarios where cultural diversity awareness may affect patient healthcare outcomes. We will be offering insight based on current regulations such as. NCCAOM Grounds for Professional Discipline and the NCCAOM Code of Ethics and cases viewed through a historical lens.

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Allergies & Inflammation

Professor: Xiu-Min Li MD, MS
(Sponsored by Treasure of the East)

Evidence shows TCM has significant potential as a safe and effective therapy for food allergy and eczema. Triple TCM therapy including ingestion, bath, and cream markedly improved severe skin lesions, itching, and quality of sleep in patients with corticosteroid-dependent, recalcitrant, or topical steroid withdrawal syndrome.

In this lecture, Dr. Xiu-Min Li will introduce her research into TCM therapy support for food allergies, including applicable formulas and theories for participants to use in their own practice. She will also share her knowledge of topical balms and soaks for eczema management. 

Considerations in Treating the Elderly and Aging

John Scott, DOM
(Sponsored by Golden Flower Chinese Herbs)

Elderly patients require special considerations from pediatric or younger patients. It is beneficial to these patients for you to be aware of what to be aware of when putting together a treatment plan. We will consider perspectives from the Huang Ti Nei Jing as a starting

frame of how normal life cycles are described. We will explore how the interaction between lifestyle habits and constitution influence how we as humans age.

How to encourage habits and practices for healthy aging is part of this discussion. As we age our health status is the result of our habits be them positive or contributing in a negative way to a person’s health status. We will discuss herbal and acupuncture treatment strategies to support healthy aging. Since we are all in the process of aging it is worthwhile to keep these processes in mind.

Class Objectives

  • Elderly patients require special considerations from pediatric or younger patients.
  • We will consider perspectives from the Huang Ti Nei Jing as a starting frame of how normal life cycles are described.
  • We will explore how the interaction between lifestyle habits and constitution influence how we as humans age.
  • How to encourage habits and practices for healthy aging.
  • We will discuss herbal and acupuncture treatment strategies to support healthy aging.

Menopause Course with the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

Robert Quinn, DAOM, L.Ac.
(Sponsored by Blue Poppy)

In this one-hour course the instructor will demonstrate how to perform a hybrid Eight Extraordinary Vessel treatment, a treatment that is often helpful for common menopausal complaints. This treatment includes the needling of LU 7, KD 6, SI 3, BL 62, followed by moxa on the same points when the needles are removed. The treatment also includes the needling of the back shu points BL 23, 27, 28 once the 8EV treatment is ended and the patient can be turned over.

Tapping into Wellness: Harnessing Biofeedback and Acupuncture

RB Robles, DAOM, L.Ac.
(Sponsored by KPC Herbs)

Join us for an enlightening session as we delve into the fascinating realm of acupuncture and biofeedback therapy. This talk will explore the principles and practices of these ancient and modern healing modalities, highlighting their profound impact on promoting holistic health and wellness. We will discuss how acupuncture, with its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, and biofeedback therapy, a cutting-edge technology, can work synergistically to optimize well-being. Through case studies and scientific insights, we’ll uncover the ways in which these complementary approaches address physical, mental, and emotional imbalances, offering a comprehensive path to vitality and equilibrium. Discover how these modalities can be seamlessly woven together to cultivate resilience, promote inner equilibrium, and facilitate a deeper connection with oneself.

Course Goals:

  1.  Understand the fundamentals of acupuncture and biofeedback therapy, including their historical context, principles, and mechanisms of action.
  2. Learn practical techniques and applications of acupuncture and biofeedback therapy for stress reduction, pain management, and enhancing overall well-being.
  3. Explore the integration of acupuncture and biofeedback therapy into a holistic healthcare approach, considering evidence-based practices, patient assessment, and ethical considerations.

 Introduction to Yangsheng

Peter Deadman 

This presentation serves as an introduction to yangsheng – the accumulated 2500-year wisdom on how to lead a healthier and longer life. We will look at where these teachings come from, the reasons that they play such a unique role in Chinese culture, and the down-to-earth application of their core practices – cultivating mind, body, diet, and sleep. Attending this presentation will offer you the tools to better understand your own health and well-being (and how to improve it) and to support your patients in their healing. Peter Deadman is the author of Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition and co-developer of the Jing Selfcare app which enables practitioners to prescribe specific dietary, acupressure, self-massage, and meditative practices to their patients. 

Acupuncture Profession in the United States: An update in 2024

Arthur Yin Fan, MD (CHN), Ph.D., LAc.

The acupuncture profession in the United States has been reporting updates of the number of practitioners every few years based on the research by the Acupuncture Profession Survey research group. This class will share the number and the distribution of licensed acupuncturists and schools in the United States, as well as the income, market size, and clinic number. Learn about the most up-to-date information about those practicing acupuncture in the United States. 

Cultivating Community and Progress

Angela Serabian, MSA, LMT, CPT
ASA Student Committee Chair

The purpose of this course is to help practitioners, students, and school administrations understand how working together to cultivate a community of understanding and mentorship can help to expand and enhance the profession of acupuncture in the US.

Course goals:

  • Cultivating relationships between practitioners and students
  • Helping students and practitioners to understand the importance of legislation and advocacy and how this affects the profession, especially in their own state.
  • How schools can help both students and practitioners to ensure ongoing community and professional success
  • Why practitioners should establish connections in the medical community and how this positively benefit the practice of Acupuncture as a whole

Governance Committee and Its importance: Adventures in trying to stop dumpster fires before they start

David Bock C.Ac, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), FABORM,
ASA Governance Committee Chair

This course will provide an overview of the role of the ASA Governance Committee and when we should be called upon to solve problems and guide policies and procedures. In addition, we will discuss the new Ombudsman Program. 

ASA State Medicaid Committee Updates

Amy E. Mager, DACM, Lic. Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), FABORM
ASA Medicaid Committee Chair

In this course, you will learn about different states where Medicaid covers acupuncture treatments. We will learn about this underserved community, as well as learn updates from these states, as well as lived experiences. Medicaid Committee members can help to support us through the process so it feels less lonely and receive the aid of those who have worked to make this happen in their own states.

How a CPT code BECOMES a CPT code

Mori West, ASA Insurance Committee Chair

This class will explain the history of CPT and acupuncturists.  The ASA now represents the nation’s acupuncturists, who now have a seat at the table at the AMA CPT Editorial meetings.  We’ll explain what it takes to introduce a new CPT code (MANY hours, and much coordination with other specialty societies) as well as how these codes are priced and make their way to carriers for reimbursement.


Understand the CPT process from start to finish and the part acupuncturists can play in the development of new codes or changes to existig codes.

Defensive Charting – How good recording keeping keeps You SAFE

Mori West, ASA Insurance Committee Chair

This 1 hour class will go over the elements of appropriate Medical charting, which elements MUST be noted and why. Something as simple as a lack of signature, or not having the patient’s name on every page can make the difference between you getting paid, or not. You do the work to get patients better, now make sure any carrier can quickly see your treatment is medically necessary.


  1. Make sure providers understand the elements of documentation carriers expect to see when they review patient records. 
  2. Understand the requirements to establish medical necessity for the work they do.

Insurance Matters: Beyond Malpractice

Grace S. Ouchida, DACM, LAc Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), ASA Membership/Benefits Committee Chair & Charlotte Gardner
(Sponsored by ISI Insurance)

ASA’s Membership Benefits Committee Chair, Grace Ouchida, sits down with ASA’s insurance expert, Charlotte Gardner, Vice President of Marketing at Insurance Specialists, Inc. for an enlightening discussion about the different types of insurance practitioners may need or want to consider besides professional liability insurance for their business and in their personal lives. General liability, business property, business interruption, cyber liability, wage protection, disability income, accidental death & dismemberment, life, and long-term care will be covered.

Acupuncture Research: Some Studies to Know and How to Get Involved

 Lisa Ann Conboy, ScD, MS, MA
ASA Research Committee Chair

In this webinar the research committee will share a few influential articles on clinical effects and the mechanisms of acupuncture.  Members can share this information with their patients in their clinical practice, or use them for advocacy.  We also share some ideas of how to get involved in research.

 Three Course Goals:  Share influential articles that members can use with their patients in their clinical practice, share papers that can be used for advocacy, and become familiar with ways of getting involved in research.

Build your (Leadership) Team using the Five Elements Model

Kelly M. Hora, M.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac
ASA Nominating Committee Chair

As an acupuncturist, you have a unique ability to assess and treat your patients using an integrative system.  Explore how you can apply these skills to developing strong leadership teams and/or successful partnerships in and outside of the clinic.


  1. Review the officials and elements of the five element system
  2. Gain perspective about how the officials and elements can relate functionally to leadership teams or groups
  3. Engage in a reflective assessment of met and unmet needs for your group; or, if more applicable, determine important functions and traits your group needs as assets to take the next step. 

Tools for Herbal Medicine Practice  

Linda Robinson-Hidas, DACM, LicAc, Dip OM (NCCAOM)
ASA Herbal Committee Chair

In this class, you will learn about the Best Practices for Prescribing Herbal Medicine, including a review of allergies and product labeling. We will learn about the updated Endangered Species Statement in Herbal Medicine by the ASA. Finally, we will learn about FTC regulation guidance on Chinese herbs. 

Why We Need Professional Advocacy

Jennifer Broadwell, MSOM, AP, Dipl OM (NCCAOM), ASA Advocacy Committee Chair
Nell Smircina, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), ASA’s Vice Chair of Public Policy
Joe Pandolfo, Ginna Browning, MSOM, LicAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)

Join us for a discussion of how advocacy has shaped our profession, what is needed to ensure our professions’ future, and how you can influence the state and federal policies that govern our profession. Attendees will understand the impact of professional advocacy and the need for each of us to become active advocates for our profession.

Biosketch of PreConference Speakers

David Bock C.Ac., Dipl.OM. FABORM., is the chair of the ASA Governance Committee. He has been treating patients in a family practice style of medicine since 1999. He is Wisconsin State Certified Acupuncturist, Nationally board certified (NCCAOM) in Oriental Medicine,  Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine and  Asian Bodywork Therapies. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. He is a Former president of Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists (WISCA) and has held various positions in the ASA. Shihan David Bock is Godan level (5th degree black belt) instructor of Wadokai Aikido and has 30+ years of study in various martial arts, and meditative breathing and movement traditions.

Jennifer Broadwell, MSOM, AP, Dipl OM (NCCAOM) is the Advocacy Chair of the ASA and a member of the ASA NCCAOM Medicare Task Force. She served on the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association Board of Directors as vice president, secretary, and board director from 2012 to 2022. She has her Master’s from the Acupuncture and Massage College. Jennifer is currently the acupuncturist at the Integrative Health Department of the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute.

Afua Bromley, DACM, LAc, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM), is the Past Chair (2017-2020) & Board member (2014-2022) of the NCCAOM and Co-Chair of the NCCAOM & ASA Acupuncture Medicine Cultural Competency Task Force. In addition to her private practice in St Louis, Missouri, she is also an adjunct faculty at the New England School of Acupuncture at the MCPHS. She is the founder and executive director of Universal Holistic Healthcare Services, a 501c3 nonprofit that works towards increasing access to integrative medicine for underserved and under-resourced communities domestically and globally.

Lisa Ann Conboy, MA, MS, ScD has 30 years of experience in health research and is published in the areas of women’s health, complementary and alternative medicine, qualitative research methodologies, and complexity science. She has taught research methodology to integrative health students for over 25 years.  Lisa is a social epidemiologist and a sociologist with an interest in the associations between social factors and health. She is published in the areas of women’s health, complementary and alternative medicine, qualitative research methodology, placebo and health, and complexity science. She is an Instructor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and the Director of Academic Research at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Conboy is the chair of the Research Committee of the American Society of Acupuncturists, and has been a member of the Society for Acupuncture Research for over 20 years.

Peter Deadman has worked in the field of health promotion for over fifty years. In 1971, he co-founded Infinity Foods, a natural and organic food shop and now a large workers’ cooperative supplying real food from its retail premises in Brighton and throughout the United Kingdom from its warehouse/distribution centre. In 1978 he qualified as an acupuncturist and in 1993 as a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner. He has lectured on Chinese medicine and healthy lifestyle internationally for over forty years. In 1979 he founded The Journal of Chinese Medicine which he published and edited until 2017. In 1998, with fellow authors Mazin Al-Khafaji and Kevin Baker he published A Manual of Acupuncture. Available in print and digital form in English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Polish, it is recognised as the primary textbook for studying the acupuncture points. In 2016 he published Live Well Live Long: Teachings from the Chinese Nourishment of Life Tradition. This distillation of the nearly 2500-year  yangsheng tradition also incorporates several decades of lifestyle research. He has practised qigong for over thirty years and has taught it in the UK and internationally for fifteen years. His new book Qigong: Cultivation of body, breath and mind was published in January 2024.

Dr. Arthur Yin Fan (Fan Ying), MD(CHN), PhD, LAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM) is a leading specialist in Acupuncture and Chinese herbology, has two decades of clinical experience in both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medicine. He has both a PhD and a MD (in TCM clinical specialty); trained in China, and currently practices in USA. In China, he was awarded an MD degree in TCM and a PhD in Chinese Internal Medicine. He completed additional one year training in the Western medicine diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders as well as a six-year medical residency combining TCM and Western internal medicine. Dr. Fan is a consultant for the integrative medicine center at the University of Maryland Medical School. He has also conducted CAM research for the Georgetown University Medical School’s program of nutrition and herbology.

Dr. Fan’s clinical practice is continually enhanced by his evidence-based research in TCM. In China he conducted research in his medical specialty areas under grants from the Chinese Nature Science Foundation. In the United States he has been an active scientific researcher in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) funded by the NIH.

Kelly Hora, MAc, LicAc, DiplAc (NCCAOM) is a Wisconsin and National Board Certified Acupuncturist practicing in Madison, WI for 20 years. Her collaborative instincts bring people together through professional development and public health outreach.  She has served as President and Advocacy Chair of the Wisconsin Society of Acupuncturists (WISCA) and as a Delegate and Nominating Committee Chair to the American Society of Acupuncturists. She is an eager public speaker sharing evidence supporting acupuncture as an alternative to opioids for pain management with legislators, health care providers and the public.  In addition to her clinic practice, engaging in healthcare policy as an advocate for patient safety and access to acupuncture is an ongoing commitment.

Xiu-Min Li MD, MS, is a well-known expert in immunology and traditional Chinese medicine research in the United States. She earned her medical degree and M.S. in Clinical Pediatric Immunology in China with a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins University. She is nationally certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology, is a licensed practitioner in New York State, and has over 40 years of clinical experience. 

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Li is also a professor of microbiology, immunology, and otolaryngology at the New York Medical College and her previous educational positions were teaching about pediatric care and allergies. Furthermore, Dr. Li is an active researcher who focuses on designing herbal treatments for allergies and other immune disorders. She continues to develop new medical innovations, for which she holds multiple patents, and has recently established the Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine for Allergies and Wellness at Mount Sinai Hospital to serve as both a clinical practice and research facility. Dr. Li has been given numerous awards for achievements in research and leadership, has been supported by over 20 million dollars in research grants, authored 3 books, and yielded over 100 scientific publications.

Amy E. Mager, DACM., Lic. Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), FABORM, serves as the Chair of the Medicaid Committee for the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) in addition to serving on the Herbal Medicine, Insurance, and Research Committees. Her professional education includes her DACM from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a Master of Science from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Master Herbalist Dr. Yat-Ki Lai and studies at the Post-Graduate Institute of Oriental Medicine in Hong Kong. She was also privileged to study with Dr. Miriam Lee, a highly respected acupuncturist and author. 

Amy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Acupuncturists Without Borders, and is the Legislative co-chair and Dry Needling co-chair for the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts. She also is a guest member of the NCCAOM exam development question writing committee for the Foundations of Oriental Medicine exam. Amy lives in Northampton, MA with her husband and her youngest of six children.

Grace S. Ouchida, DACM, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), LAc is the current Chair of ASA’s Membership/Benefits Committee. Prior to becoming a licensed acupuncturist, she held management positions at an import-export company in the aviation industry and a membership non-profit organization for documentary filmmakers. Grace graduated Summa cum laude with her Master’s degree from Emperor’s College in 2009, and earned her doctorate from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2020. She maintained a private practice in Healdsburg, CA for 13 years and currently works as the lead acupuncturist at Kaiser Permanente’s Pain Medicine Dept. in Santa Rosa, CA.

Robert Quinn, DAOM, LAc earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees from OCOM in 1998 and 2008 respectively.  He began his studies of Traditional Japanese Medicine in the winter of 1999 in the form of a post-graduate certificate program in Seattle. Included in that program were Shudo-style Meridian Therapy, Manaka’s Yin-Yang Channel Balancing, Sotai, and shonishin. 

Bob teaches full-time at the National University of Natural Medicine’s School of Classical Chinese Medicine in Portland, OR. There he offers courses in MT, Koshi Balancing, Shonishin, and Sotai. Additionally he supervises interns in the student clinic. In Bob’s private practice he treats diverse complaints but has a special focus on shonishin-pediatric care and severe, longstanding conditions, particularly chronic Lyme disease. In his private time Bob practices qigong, studies Jungian dreamwork, does trail running, and sits Zen.

Linda Robinson-Hidas, DACM, LicAc, Dip OM (NCCAOM) is currently the ASA chair of the Herbal Medicine Committee, as well as of the American Society of Massachusetts. She was on the board of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts for 6 years, serving as Vice President and then President. She was also the Massachusetts delegate to the ASA during this time.  Her education includes a Doctorate in Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Master in Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She earned her Bachelors with dual majors in Biology and psychology from Livingston College; Rutgers University. She also studied massage at Scherer’s Academy. Linda practices Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Amherst, MA.

RB Robles, L.Ac, DAOM earned her Bachelor in Education from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines, her Master degree in Teaching Special Education, specializing in Moderate to Severe disabilities from Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego and her Master and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine Los Angeles. Dr. Robles is also a certified Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200 from Loyola Marymount University, and continues to practice and teach yoga to patients who would benefit from it.

During her training as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Robles developed an interest in the efficacy of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in treating symptoms of children with ADHD, and how to successfully communicate the remarkable results that these can achieve in this patient population to the western scientific and healthcare communities. She accepted a position at Scripps Clinic of Integrative Medicine at Scripps Health in La Jolla, California as Doctor of Acupuncture, a consultant for KPC herbs, an acupuncturist physician at Activemed Integrative Health Center in Encinitas, CA and founder of Hilom Acupuncture. 

John Scott, DOM, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine currently in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has been in private practice since 1982. He is the founder and president of Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, Inc. John has been active in promoting Oriental Medicine on a local, state, national and international level such as working on the Tri-Continental acupuncture group comprised of European, Australian, New Zealand, and North American Acupuncture Associaitons.  He has been a strong advocate and supporter of the acupuncture and herbal profession for decades. He has taught classes in the field and has been active in research. Visit here for an in-depth interview with John Scott. 

Angela Serabian, MSA, LMT, CPT serves as the Student Committee Chair of the ASA. Previously, Angela served as a member of Virginia University of Integrative Medcine’s Acupuncture Advocacy Panel and as Student Committee Chair through which she has had articles published about the benefits of cupping therapy and the efficacy of Acupuncture in the treatment of diabetes. She is currently the Vice President of Public Affairs of the Maryland Acupuncture Society. Prior to graduating with her Master’s from VUIM, she spent four years working at Non Profit Mental Health organizations after receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Maryland Global Campus. She has worked for several years as a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Orthopedic, Structural and Injury Massage and currently teaches Massage Therapy at American Massage and Bodywork Institute. 

Nell Smircina, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM) is the ASA Vice Chair of Public Policy and the Immediate Past Chair of CSOMA. She has served on both the Advocacy Committee and Medicare Taskforce for the ASA. She has worked to support the profession through many strategic initiatives, including work to further develop the implementation of ICD11 codes, established by WHO, which include Traditional Medicine diagnostics.

Clinically, Dr. Smircina specializes in acupuncture for optimal post-surgical recovery. She has been featured as an SME on Good Day LA and Good Morning Arizona; and her work has appeared in Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, and Acupuncture Today. She is a passionate international speaker on the topics of the integration of medicine and the constantly evolving healthcare industry.

LiMing Tseng, LicAc, DAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM) is the Chair of the ASA Conference Committee, and a co-chair of the NCCAOM ASA Acupuncture Medicine Cultural Competency Task. She is a former Board member and secretary of the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) (2015-2021). She is a graduate of the Diversity & Inclusion certificate program from Cornell University, and she obtained both her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Master of Acupuncture of Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).  In addition to her private acupuncture practice in Stowe, VT, and her acupuncture volunteerism, she is an adjunct faculty at the NESA at MCPHS.

Mori West is the president of AcuClaims/ChiroClaims, a company she started that provides insurance billing services to acupuncturists and chiropractors since 2007. Today, her company handles billing for over 175 offices nationwide. Ms. West is an Advisory Board Member and Founding President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Medical Billing Association. She is the chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists’ Insurance Committee and was a former board member of the California Acupuncture Association, California State Oriental Medicine Association and the American Assoc of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Ms. West is a popular guest lecturer at Acupuncture Colleges and various Acupuncture State Associations where she lectures on medical billing and insurance issues.

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