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Supporting the safe practice of Acupuncture is a click away.
The Acupuncturists of North Carolina started a Political Action Committee (PAC) to protect your right to access Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in a variety of settings that will be performed only by the most educated and qualified healthcare professionals.
OUR GOAL IS TO SUPPORT THE ACUPUNCTURE PROFESSION, ITS PRACTITIONERS, AND PATIENTS.
To Accomplish Our Goal We Intend To:
OBTAIN equitable insurance coverage for North Carolina citizens receiving Acupuncture care from a Licensed Acupuncturist.
INCREASE access for the general public to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
EDUCATE the General Assembly and other elected officials about the economic and health care value of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
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Read our latest eblast:
Our current use and access of acupuncture is under threat. 2017 will see a bill introduced in the NC legislature to eliminate the North Carolina Acupuncture Board. This could lead to the loss of the license to practice acupuncture! Senator Tamara Barringer is one of the main champions of acupuncture in the NC legislature. She fought to protect our right to practice acupuncture in the past and will do so again. But she needs all our help to get re-elected in this November's Fall election.
Acupuncture Advocates asks for your help to... Protect the public by demanding access to the highest standards of care:
1. The insertion of acupuncture needles for therapeutic purpose is the practice of acupuncture. 2, The term “dry needling” has been adopted by physical therapist and others as an effort to circumvent state legislatures. 3. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strictly regulates acupuncture needles as a Class II medical device and has explicitly stated that the sale of acupuncture needles “must be clearly restricted to qualified practitioners of acupuncture as determined by the States.” 61 Fed.Reg. 64616 (Dec. 6, 1996); 21 CFR § 880.5580(b)(1).
Acupuncture Advocates / Board of Directors
Acupuncture Advocates is a Political Action Committee (PAC) registered in North Carolina, USA.
Chris Helmstetter, LAc / President, Board of Directors
C. Daerr Reid, LAc / Vice President, Board of Directors
Jeannette Hoyt / Secretary, Board of Directors | Communications Director