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CoVid19, George Floyd, and the Kidney-Heart Axis
Date & Time: June 29 | 1pm-4pm
Description: Join Alaine Duncan, author of the Tao of Trauma for a three-hour class (3 PDAs pending) on addressing the impact of recent events on our client’s nervous systems and Kidney/Heart axis. Understanding the physiological basis for response to stress and trauma will enable you to better understand your client’s symptoms and needs, and give you a path to support healing from these events of unprecedented danger and opportunity. With lecture, discussion, and small group exercises you will learn:


·       the critical importance of regulating the relationship between the Kidney and the Heart, the Water and Fire elements, in complex trauma.

·       how to support the development of capacity in the Sympathetic Nervous System, or the Wood Element, to protect and defend ourselves and others.

·    the long-term impact of a freeze response imposed on the Earth Element in complex trauma

·       A simple, yet powerful intervention that can be done in person or virtually to help rebalance the Kidney/Heart axis.

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APA members are highly skilled healthcare providers licensed within the state of Pennsylvania. Our members have graduate school level training and have passed national board examinations put forth by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to ensure patient safety and professional competency. Find an APA member near you to meet your healthcare needs.

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Join your colleagues to promote your profession! Protect your practice through legislative action. Take advantage of our educational opportunities and expand your knowledge of the art and science of AOM.


Entrance to the Yearly Membership meeting with CEU’s ($150+ value)
Print Delivery and Electronic access to the Quarterly Meridians Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ($200 value)
Tuition discount on APA sponsored CEU / PDA seminars and on ASA member state association’s sponsored seminars ($50+ value)
Promotion of your Practice on the APA Website ($50 value)
10% discount on malpractice insurance from CM&F ($70 value)
5% discount from Lhasa OMS
5% discount from China Herb Company
5% discount for online orders from Golden Needle
5% discount from Redwing Books
Certificate of Membership for display in your practice
Advocacy and legislative activity through lobbying, public relations and legal representation
News and Legislative Updates
Job Opportunity Postings
PDA points for your NCCAOM recertification. When you become actively involved in the board, committee or legislative action with the association you can receive up to 20 PDA points per recertification cycle. ($400 value)
Automatic membership with the American Society of Acupuncturists


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About The Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania

The Association for Professional Acupuncture (APA) is the Keystone State’s professional organization for non-physician acupuncturists. We are organized to promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, thereby enhancing public health and well being; to protect and advance the profession of acupuncture and Oriental/East Asian medicine as a distinct field of medicine through the cultivation and promotion of fair practice standards; to foster high quality education and a supportive network for practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental/East Asian medicine; to expand the public understanding and access to acupuncture and Oriental medicine.