Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing arts in the world – and Wisconsin has some of the best trained, most experienced practitioners anywhere.
Your local certified acupuncturist has more than 3,000 hours of classroom and clinical training. They have met stringent requirements established by the state of Wisconsin. Their background is the equivalent of a master’s degree from an accredited educational institution. They have passed a national exam.
The Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists (WISCA) does not support the practice of dry needling or trigger point needling by physical therapists or medical professionals who are not certified to practice acupuncture under the strict requirements WI Bill 451. WISCA is in agreement with the CCOAM and AAAOM position on trigger point dry needling. For more information click on the links below: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/1989/statutes/statutes/451.pdf http://www.ccaom.org/downloads/CCAOM_Position_Paper__May_2011_Update.pdf http://aardvarksfly.com/files/aaaom-tpdn-position_statemen.pdf
Why is this important? You deserve the best treatment from the highest-qualified acupuncturists. When you entrust your health to a member of the Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists(WISCA), rest assured that they are the most expert and up-to-date practitioners of this centuries-old medical regimen.
You are likely seeking acupuncture treatment for specific reasons. Your WISCA member certified acupuncturist will employ their extensive background and knowledge to not only treat these conditions, but also bring your body to a state of greater balance and wellness.
Acupuncture is a key part of Oriental medicine, an approach that treats the whole person, not just symptoms. Certified acupunturists are trained to address ailments that might seem unrelated to your primary symptoms, but can be critical to better overall health.
Healthier, happier patients is the goal of every WISCA member. It’s why they invested their lives, resources and passion into meeting exceptionally high standards to practice acupuncture and other Oriental medicine therapies. One reason there are so many well trained and highly experienced practitioners in Wisconsin is because they have the support of WISCA. This organization advances the professional practice of acupuncturists by:
- Conducting educational programs and activities to strengthen and develop programs in acupuncture, oriental medicine and associated medical and healing arts;
- Developing professional relationships among members in order to facilitate free exchange of information and resolution of mutual problems;
- Initiating public outreach programs to educate the public on the benefits of acupuncture, oriental medicine and associated medical and healing arts;
- Monitoring legislation, communicating issues of concern to our members, and lobbying for issues that affect the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession; and
- Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas among members.
WISCA also maintains a yahoo online discussion board for the entire acupuncture community. All Wisconsin acupuncturists are invited to connect for free. To keep informed and join the conversation send an email with your contact information and license number to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WISCA members receive the following benefits:
- Professional Support and Regular Meetings with Colleagues
- Opportunities for continuing education
- Advance notice of State and Federal legislative changes that impact acupuncturists
- Coordinated responses to legal issues on both State and Federal levels
- A direct link to NCCAOM through our national representative
- Opportunities to get involved in WISCA through committees and as officers
- Promotion of Certified Acupuncturists in Wisconsin
- A listing of your practice on our website
- Discounts from select Acupuncture supply vendors