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Level Price  
Acupuncturist - Professional Membership: Yearly renewal $195.00 per Year. Select
Acupuncturist - Professional Membership: Quarterly renewal $55.00 every 3 Months. Select
Acupuncture Student Membership: Yearly renewal Free
Membership expires after 365 Days.
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Non-Acupuncturist - Allied Health Professional: Yearly renewal $75.00 per Year. Select
Acupuncturist - Out of State Membership: Yearly renewal $50.00 per Year. Select
Friend of Acupuncture Annual $50.00 per Year. Select
Acupuncturist - Dual State Professional Annual $100.00 per Year. Select
Supporter - Huang Di $500.00 per Year. Select
Benefactor - Celestial Emperor $1,000.00 per Year. Select
*MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL: Acupuncturist - Professional Membership: Quarterly renewal $30.00 now and then $55.00 every 3 Months. Select

Membership Level Descriptions

Professional

Description:

Professional Member must be licensed to practice Acupuncture in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They may serve on committees and on the Board and are voting members.

1st Year Professional

Description:

First Year Member must be licensed to practice Acupuncture in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They may serve on committees and on the Board and are voting members. This level is available up to 365 days following licensure.

2nd Year Professional

Description:

Second Year Member must be licensed to practice Acupuncture in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They may serve on committees and on the Board and are voting members. This level is available up to 730 days following licensure.

Student

Description:

Student Member is actively studying acupuncture in an ACAOM-accredited school and is not licensed to practice acupuncture. Student members may attend meetings and may serve on committees. The are non-voting members and are represented by a student member who is elected annually to the Board of Directors.

Allied Health Professional

Description:

Allied Health Professional Member is a health care practitioner who is not a licensed acupuncturist, who supports the goals of ASM. They will receive any newsletters, announcements, and information published by the Society. They may not hold office, may not vote, may not serve
as a committee chair, but may serve on committees.

Out-Of-State Professional

Description:

Out of State Member is a licensed or NCCAOM Board-Certified acupuncturist, but is not licensed or practicing in Massachusetts. They may not hold office, may not vote, may not serve as a committee chair, but may serve on committees.

Friend of Acupuncture

Description:

Friend of Acupuncture is an individual who is not actively engaged in the practice of acupuncture , but who supports the aims of this Society. They will receive any newsletters, announcements, and information published by the Society. They may not hold office, may not vote, may not serve as a committee chair, but may serve on committees.

Dual State Membership

Description:

Dual State Member is licensed and practicing in both Massachusetts and another state. They are also members of the others states’ Society. They may serve on committees and on the Board and are voting members.

Patron of Acupuncture

Description:

Patron of Acupuncture is an individual who supports the aims of this Association and makes a substantial contribution to advance the goals of ASM. Any person or organization wishing to support the Association may subscribe to membership and will receive any newsletters,
announcements, and information published by the Association, and possesses non-voting membership privileges for such services provided by the Society to its membership. Patrons of Acupuncture may serve on committees, but may not serve as a Director or Committee
Chairperson unless they also qualify as a professional member. The annual dues for this category are currently $500 to $1,000.

Sign The Petition

Petition to specify best practices of dry needling

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Dear legislators,

We, the undersigned are concerned that dry needling is not in the scope of practice by rule or law for any allied health professionals yet they are performing the invasive procedure of the insertion of needles for therapeutic release. Please move this bill forward to specify best practices and protect patients in the Commonwealth.

We ask for your support for the following to become law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as proposed in S 2463:

1. Only those with a doctorate may perform dry needling/trigger point acupuncture
2. That Dry Needling/Trigger Point Acupuncture is defined using the CMS CPT code group definition owned by the AMA: “The insertion of a needle into a trigger point, the manipulation of the needle, the removal of the needle”.
3. No distal needling
4. No electrical stimulation on needles
5. Any significant adverse events (one requiring medical attention), be reported to the Board of Health within 48 hours
6. 500 didactic and 150 clinical training hours requirement for this practice
7. All practitioners will pass a third party national psychometric exam to both demonstrate competency and the ability not to harm.
8. Anyone practicing dry needling shall obtain and maintain the advanced orthopedic clinical certification
9. Anyone practicing dry needling shall meet the continuing education requirements for acupuncture
10. The CNT course and exam taught by the CCAOM exam be passed by all practitioners of dry needling/trigger point acupuncture.
11. Specific and appropriate written consent be obtained from the patient and malpractice insurance must specify dry needling/trigger point acupuncture coverage.

**your signature**

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PO Box 775
Beverly, Massachusetts 01915