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“Enhance your Acupuncture Practice”

A Networking & Discussion Series presented by WISCA

Join us every second Sunday of the month at various locations across Wisconsin. This series is to provide an informal way for acupuncturists to connect & share common challenges and strategies that arise directly from our experience in clinical practice on a daily basis. We hope many of you can make it!
All acupuncturists are welcome. *FREE

The next Enhance your Acupuncture Practice is scheduled for:

March 12, 2017 Madison, WI
from 10AM to 2PM. Come anytime and stay as long as you like.


Calming Grounds: Kate & Erika’s office

3866 Johns St
Madison, WI 53714

Discussion 10-12:30pm
Potluck Lunch 12:30-2pm

Discussion Topic: The Many Manifestations of Wind – from sniffles to skin problems and strokes. What are you seeing?

Come and meet your friends and colleagues for a lively morning of questions, answers, and sharing!

All Acupuncturists, old and new, welcome to join in.

Come for all or part of the event.

RSVP is helpful but not essential.

Questions? Contact Kate 608-663-4767 breathenout@gmail.com

Sponsored by WISCA

*Want to organize a gathering in your community or closer to home? We’d love to help promote it and set up registration. Send details to kwmhora@gmail.com and we’ll get right to work!**

Past Events:

Annual Meeting

  • 22 Oct 2017
  • 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (CDT)
  • Best Western Hotel, Oshkosh

Thank you to all those who attended the WISCA annual meeting! We had a informative speakers, stimulating discussions, and amazing food! We are already looking forward to next year’s event! 


Public Hearing Notice

Assembly Bill 260
Re: Chiropractic Acupuncture and Dry Needling
Wednesday, April 26th at 10:00am
Capitol Building – 412 East

Clear your schedules and join us at the Capitol building in Madison next week. A strong presence will let legislators know that we are concerned. WISCA and MCOM are working with lobbyists and national leaders to prepare several speakers to cover the relevant talking points. It is important that the speakers we have prepared have an opportunity to testify. There will not be adequate time to accommodate all who wish to speak, so we ask that you bring written testimony if you want your voice to be heard.



WISCA Continuing Education Committee proudly presents:

•Kiiko Matsumoto Style Of Acupuncture: Introductory Series

April 28-30, 2017
Madison, WI

Three-day series presented by Monika Kobylecka
Join WISCA as we invite Monika Kobylecka for our first continuing education opportunity of 2017.

This series is an excellent class for both beginners as well as seasoned practitioners. Monika has been working with Kiiko for over 10 years and has been a teacher of Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) for over 4 years.

This series is a great stand-alone training as well as the first of several foundational training courses that can culminate in a 150-hour KMS certificate. The second class of the series will be offered in Madison on September 15-17 (Friday-Sunday), 2017. (*Apologies for the incorrect dates in the previous email.)


Register for the event by February 1, 2017 and receive a $20 discount off from the following rates:

WISCA Members/Other State Association Members: $370

Non-Members: $420

WISCA Student: $275

Non-member student: $300

Click here for more information and to register today! http://wisca.wildapricot.org/event-2399269


•Learn Scalp Acupuncture from the renowned Dr. Suzanne Robidoux

– Saturday and Sunday September 30 + October 1st, 2017 9am – 5pm
– At the Goodman Community Center 149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704
– Early Bird Registration $350 until August 1, 2017 then $400
– As a WISCA sponsored event, members receive a 10% discount $315 Early Bird / $360 (Reciprocal State Associations receive discount as well)
– Earn 14 NCCAOM approved PDAs
– Space is limited and will fill up. If you are interested, register early.

Annual Meeting

  • 09 Oct 2016
  • 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM (CDT)
  • Threshold Community Center; 2717 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI 5370

Thank you to all those who attended the WISCA annual meeting! We had a informative speakers, stimulating discussions, and amazing food! We are already looking forward to next year’s event! 

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WISCA’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, October 12th

10AM – 3PM. Click Here for Advanced Registration

10-12 PM: Lecture with Jerry Landau 2 CEUs (NCCAOM) “Chinese Medicine and Stress”

12-1:30 PM: Member Self Introductions and Lunch (meal provided by WISCA)

1:30-2:30 PM: WISCA Annual Report & Goals for 2015; Followed by Board Elections

2:30-3 PM: Networking/Members Mingle


Aurora Women’s Pavilion
8901 W. Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227


Chinese Medicine and Stress: Jerry Landau


Science is a model of the world, a world-view. Since the scientific revolution,  what is now called evidence-based medicine has evolved from humans’ investigations into how things work and why .  Chinese medicine has roots prior to that development, and its practice offers a holistic point of view that represents the culture in which it emerged.  Together these traditions can be examined as models through which we see the world, and that continue to evolve and apply to our modern lives.

Scientific research provides valuable insights into the efficacy of treatment. Also important are clinical outcomes, which can be more challenging to measure according to the scientific model.  Chinese medicine allows us to consider the broader context in addition to symptoms, and we have access to multiple pathways and traditions within Chinese medicine to provide a truly holistic approach. For example, scientific literature shows that there is a stress related component in most chronic disease, so we need to consider stress management with every client.

Specifically, factors such as heart rate variability, perceived stress, stress management, and self care will be discussed in the context of using Chinese medicine, both for the sake of the patient and in the cultivation of the practitioner.


June 7 & 8, 2014

Acupuncturists Without Borders is holding a 15 CEU, Healing Community Trauma training in Bloomington, MN on June 7th – 8th. They are offering all WISCA members a $30 discount!!!

The interactive two-day workshop prepares acupuncturists and students to provide trauma relief and recovery programs in their own communities. AWB training strengthens the clinical, organizing and leadership skills that acupuncturist need to establish disaster relief efforts and community service clinics for people affected by trauma in the U.S. and Internationally.

More information about the course can be found here:



May 4, 2014

Our friends at The Asian American Acupuncture Association are offering a course intended to provide an overview of all major coding systems, billing processes and forms, and reimbursement methods which are relevant to Oriental medicine and acupuncture providers. 
Coding, billing and reimbursement for Oriental medicine: an overview, with emphasis on ICD-10″
8.5 PDA’s and CEU’s good for the NCCAOM and the State of IL License
Class Date and Time: May 4, 2014 from 8am to 5:30pm
Class Location: Willowbrook Inn (7800 Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook, IL 60527)
*Please reference The Asian American Acupuncture Association’s Facebook page for more information.

March 27-30, 2014

Look for WISCA at the Great River Symposium in Minnesota this weekend!

“The 14th annual Great River Symposium offers you professional growth, exceptional value
and a great opportunity to network with your colleagues and mentors.”



Prior Events:

March 20-21 2014

WISCA National Liaison, David Bock, at the annual CSA meeting.

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February 15th, 2014

WISCA Board Members visited Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Racine campus. Student involvement is a priority to WISCA! Please contact us if you want to learn more about WISCA and missed us on campus.


WISCA Board Members had meeting live and in person! This meeting took place in Oconomowoc, WI. February 15th, 2014.

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October 5, 2013

Acupuncture:  The State of the Art

Sorry if you missed  this engaging two hour presentation! John revealed some new studies show positive clinical results for acupuncture.

John Pirog, MSOM, L.Ac., Professor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington MN, is well known by many of us for his lively, information-rich presentations.  We feel fortunate to have him come back to Wisconsin to share this lecture with us.
October 5, 2013  from 10:00 – 12:00
The Studio, Etc./Roots Cafe
124 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI

WISCA membership not required.  Memberships available in advance or day of workshop. 

Beverages provided.  A luncheon buffet will be provided in the room from noon to 1:00. Or, if you prefer, other options are available at Roots Cafe & Coffee Bar, directly connected to our meeting space. Feel free to BYO whatever, or bring something to add to the buffet. We will provide a platter of fresh OG vegetables, a meat and cheeses platter, assorted breads and crackers– including gluten free options, dairy free dips, and cupcakes and fortune cookies for dessert. Assorted teas will be available in room throughout the day.