Our mission is to strengthen the profession at the state level while promoting collaboration nationally and internationally, the ASA provides its members, the public, legislators, and regulators resources for ensuring the best expression of this ancient and modern medicine.

Our goals:

To promote the highest quality of practice for acupuncture and East Asian medicine in the United States.

To strengthen Acupuncture state associations and their members.

To collaborate nationally and internationally with policy makers and legislators on behalf of practitioners, state associations, and allied stakeholders.

To provide for members a valuable range of professional networking opportunities, practice development resources, governance training, and operational tools to strengthen the professional representation of the field, to further the business of members, and to safeguard the depth and breadth of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine.

To be a resource to the general public, key policy makers, and members of the Western medical community about the benefits of Acupuncture and East Asian medicine.

We envision a world where all Americans have widespread awareness of and access to the best of Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine.

We will put help further this vision by:

Promoting widespread consumer awareness and acceptance of Acupuncture and East Asian medicine in the U.S.

Striving for application of a wide range of both preventative and restorative health care needs with substantiated patient benefits and improved outcomes.

Working towards integration of licensed acupuncturists into healthcare delivery and funding models, creating parity with traditional Western medicine approaches.