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Board of Directors Meetings

Live Meeting at the FSOMA Conference August 10th, 2017 / 7pm-9pm
Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek 14651 Chelonia Parkway, Orlando, FL


FSOMA Annual Meeting and Elections

November 12th, 2016  / 1pm-4pm
Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine 100 E Broward St, #100, Ft Lauderdale, FL

Board of Acupuncture Meetings

Consult Florida Board of Acupuncture Website for the agenda and exact location of each meeting:

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August 11-13, 2017

Nationally & Internationally known speakers

  • Clinically useful courses – leave with tools you can implement in your clinic on Monday
  • Required CEUs – General, Biomed, Laws and Rues, Medical Errors/Safety – several selections in each category

Wyndham Grand Hotel at Bonnet Creek Resort 14651 Chelonia Parkway, Orlando, FL

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For exhibitor registration click here

Attendee Details Coming Soon

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To receive FSOMA Member Discounts, send a copy of your Membership Certificate when you register. E-mail the FSOMA office if you need your Membership Certificate resent.


Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Seminar 2017-02: Tangzhen – Comfortable Acupuncture
Speaker: Dr. Shaobai Wang

Location: 200 Old Country Road, Suite 410-5, Mineola, NY 11501

The seminar will discuss the following:
1. What is Tangzhen – Comfortable Acupuncture?

Tangzhen Style Acupuncture is also known as “Comfortable Acupuncture”. It is based upon the concept of holism and meridian theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine. It emphasizes on shallow insertion and gentle manipulation to minimize needling sensation by focusing on syndrome differentiation and individualizing treatment principle according to locality and culture. Comfortable Acupuncture does not intentionally seek to obtain any strong needling sensation such as soreness, distention, heaviness or pain. Tangzhen Style Acupuncture pays more attention on pathology of internal organs as well as that of the meridians. When forming a point prescription, it emphasizes on point specificity, points for treating the Shen and Ashi points. Points treating the internal organs are given higher priority followed by points for meridian disorders. It can also be combined with classical needling techniques, such as, forward/inverse, open/close, breathing, slow/swift.

2. Importance of Ashi point.
3. Application of Ashi concept in Jin Three Needle Technique
4. Principle of Shugan Three Needle
5. Importance of treatment of Shen
6. Tangzhen demonstration

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM and Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Mastering the Core: The Great Value of the Causal-Chain Method and Introduction to the KHE Balance Method with Stephen Stiteler that will be held on Saturday July 29th to Sunday July 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm at the Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville, FL.

This seminar is based on the 35 plus year clinical experience of Dr. Stephen Stiteler, LAc. of Los Angeles, CA integrating Kiiko Matsumoto’s system of Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis with the principle of finding the head of the Causal Chain- essentially how to find the most important condition affecting the system Dr. Stiteler call “The CORE”. This seminar will dive deep into abdominal diagnosis and other reflex points on the body, their diagnostic significance, and how to prioritize your treatments to get the most from the least with acupuncture and magnet therapies. Treatment of the CORE reflexes will be taught using the Korean Hand Energetics system, but can also be treated utilizing standard body acupuncture points. We prefer the Korean Hand model as it is faster, safer, easier, and repeatable by the patients at home in self care speeding the healing process time.

Day 1 of the seminar will cover the background of the CORE reflexes and understanding their role in treating the patient at the root, not just the branch of their symptoms. The afternoon portion will provide direct hands on application of the CORE and the Causal Channing of findings, determining which reflexes in the body are influencing the others. The prioritizing of clinical findings allows you the practitioner to find blocks to healing and minimizes the number of systems and points that have to be addressed in order to bring the body back in to a state of homeostasis.

Day 2 of the seminar will cover the most influential reflex points from the back and spine and how they can be integrated into the CORE diagnostic hierachy. We will also introduce to the attendee how to use the Balance Method in the Korean Hand Energetics System in order to treat pain and give clear examples of the correct polarity to utilize at each point to maximize clinical effectiveness. The seminar will give the attendees the tools to clear away blocks to healing in their patients and treatments for pain that deliver fast, effective results.

12 CEU’s will be available for attending the full length of the seminar provided through CE Broker.

It will be helpful for attendees if they have had either previous training in Korean Hand Therapy or Kiiko Matsumoto style abdominal diagnosis, but even those that haven’t can benefit from this seminar using the modalities they are already familiar with.

Questions about the seminar can be directed to Jerrod Fletcher, AP at or call at 352-281-8989. Seating is limited and will be first come first serve for the event.

So join us on Saturday July 29, 2017 and Sunday July 30, 2017 and learn from a proficient teacher these extremely effective tools of diagnosis and treatment and transform your practice today!

Seminar Location:

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine

1000 NE 16th Ave, Bldg F

Gainesville, FL 32061

Early Sign Up Cost (until July 14th):

  • 1st Time Practitioner Attendees: $285
  • Previous Practitioner Seminar Attendees: $235
  • 1st Time Student Attendees: $235
  • Previous Student Attendees: $175

Costs after July 14th for first time attendees that are practitioners will be $315 and for students $265

Class Outline: Mastering the Core: the Great Value of the Causal-Chain Method and Introduction to the KHE Balance Method can be seen at the Eventbrite page at

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August 25-26 Palmyra Wisconsin

SP East Meets WestStandard Process Inc, East Meets West Conference

Your acupuncturist peers are discovering that when they combine nutritional supplements with acupuncture and herbs they get better, faster results.

Providing nutritional support has never been more critical.

Since 1929, Standard Process has delivered nutritional supplements made from whole food and other ingredients along with the science to back their efficacy. Reinforcing Chinese herbal medicine’s approach to synergistic healing, our formulas include a balanced blend of whole food nutrients from plant, mineral, and animal origin as well as herbs and other ingredients.

Be our guest for a free two-day educational conference specifically for practitioners of Chinese medicine.

For more click here.


Study with Dr. Suzanne Robidioux!

Dr. Suzanne Robidoux, Ph. D. CM, L. Ac. has been learning and practicing with some of the most interesting Chinese Masters in China and Taiwan for the last 16 years. She has mastered the Classical acupuncture technique from her master in Taiwan by practicing with him for over 3 years, she has practiced cranial acupuncture with her teacher for over a year at the outpatient department of the Brain Hospital in Nanjing while competing her doctorates.

Sept 15th

Scalp Acupuncture for Neurological Disorders
7.5 PDA (NCCAOM)           Raleigh, NC        $235

Sept 16th, 17th    

Jing Fang Classical Herbal Medicine for Neurological/Emotional Issues
15 PDA (NCCAOM)      Raleigh, NC         $465

Sept 20th-23rd        Foundations of Jing Fang Herbal Medicine (part 1 of 4)
27.5 PDA (NCCAOM)     Pittsboro, NC         $900

Up to 20% discounts available, 10% for FSOMA members
For more information and registration click here.
With questions, e-mail Heather or call 919-742-0545

Laws and Rules

Florida Statutes

You will be connected to the Florida Legislature website, which is the official custodian of the statutes.

Chapter 457: Acupuncture

Chapter 456:Health Professions & Occupations: General Provisions

Chapter 120: Administrative Procedure Act

Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

You will be connected to the Florida Department of State: State Library and Archives of Florida website, which is the official custodian of the administrative codes.

Rules: Chapter 64B1:Board of Acupuncture

Rules: Chapter 64B: Division of Medical Quality Assurance