AMAAZ News

Meet-n-Greet with Senator Nancy Barto September 7, 2022

AMAAZ  coordinated a meet-n-greet with Senator Nancy Barto, Chair of the Committee on Health and Human Services Tuesday, September 6th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  If you missed the meeting hear it HERE Did you know? Sen. Barto is the Chair of the Senate committee that our prior and future legislative proposals… Read more

Laser Pain Away™ Franchise Opportunity September 6, 2022

Laser Pain Away™ is about to file FDD, franchise documents and open the state of Arizona.  As an AMAAZ Board Member, I am offering exclusive discounts to acupuncturist and current students in AZ to join the company in its Arizona Franchise start-up phase. The important work that you have been… Read more

Injection Training Updated June 2022 June 12, 2022

Hello All, It has come to our attention that opportunities are being presented to Arizona licensed acupuncturists for injection training. Please know that AMAAZ has neither endorsed nor vetted any of these vendors or training options. The training requirements for Arizona have not been written or adopted by the State… Read more

SB 1080 Part 4 – Injections April 12, 2022

Hello AMAAZ Members! The fourth part of SB 1080 includes the use of injections. Various injections have been a part of TCM since 1941 and commercially available since 1954 in China. Since then, many advancements have been made. Other states currently have injections in their scope including Florida, New Mexico,… Read more

SB 1080 Part 3 – Herbal Therapies And Fingerprint Process April 12, 2022

Hello AMAAZ Members! We hope this series is helping you understand how our scope has changed since SB 1080 was signed by Governor Ducey on March 22, 2022. Please keep in mind that this is our opinion based on our understanding of the law. The State of Arizona Board of… Read more

SB 1080 Part 2 – Use of Imaging and Labs April 12, 2022

Hello AMAAZ Members! We hope this series is helping you understand how our scope has changed since SB 1080 was signed by Governor Ducey on March 22, 2022. Please keep in mind that this is our opinion based on our understanding of the law. The State of Arizona Board of… Read more

SB 1080 Part 1 – Imagining, Labs & Diagnostic Exams April 12, 2022

Old Chinese Proverb- “The Harmonious Family Brings Prosperity” Hello AMAAZ Members! This post begins one of five posts which will inform you of the most important added items in SB 1080. AMAAZ and our legal team has worked tenaciously on this bill over the last 12 months. The first section… Read more

Expanded Scope Signed 3/22/2022_SB1080 March 28, 2022

Governor Ducey signed SB 1080 “Acupuncture; scope of practice; assistants” into law on March 22, 2022, making it the first significant change and expansion of our acupuncture practice in over two decades. These changes allow the Arizona Licensed Acupuncturist to utilize the tools consistent with our medicine more fully, some… Read more

Letter to Governor Ducey August 6, 2021

Letter of Support re EO_ Signature. Read more

Acupuncture Schools Update January 19, 2021

PIHMA The Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA) is celebrating its 25-year Anniversary this year. Despite the challenge of a pandemic affecting all of us in the community, we have seen the light of some successes…our doctoral program is growing, with a path to completion for current practitioners.… Read more

Nominations for the Board of Directors December 15, 2020

Dear AMAAZ Member, If you are excited about the idea of working with a dynamic group of fellow practitioners with the goal of improving our profession while serving and uplifting health care for our respective communities, we invite you to join us! We, the Board of Directors of AMAAZ, are… Read more

American Society of Acupuncturists 5th Annual Council Congress Report May 15, 2020

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CCAOM Clinic Infection Control Advisory May 1, 2020

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 March 23, 2020

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Medical Records from a Young and Brave Female Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctor on Fighting the COVID-19 March 23, 2020

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Maricopa County Department of Public Health – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) FAQ March 23, 2020

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Asian Medicine Acupuncturists rally to support Veterans and Medicare March 11, 2019

On February 13, 2019, Representative Judy Chu from California introduced H.R. 1182 (2019), the Senior Care Act, and H.R. 1183 (2019), the Hero Care Act, to provide seniors and veterans, respectively, with acupuncture service from a licensed acupuncturist. These two communities—groups deserving of our best healthcare—suffer from many of the… Read more

Happy Chinese Pig Year to you all! March 4, 2019

Created and painted by Cinamon Kimbrough, L.AC., Scottsdale, AZ. Read more

Celebrating Acupuncture in Arizona January 24, 2019

Asian Medicine and Acupuncture community in Arizona has regrouped and regained a foothold in the state. The Asian Medicine Acupuncturists of Arizona (AMAAZ), a non-profit organization, held a banquet on Saturday January 19, 2019 celebrating the Chinese New Year as well as its 20 years anniversary of Asian Medicine and… Read more