Attendees at the WEAMA Spring Meeting on Sunday May 20, at Bastyr University received a wealth of information, from insurance to herbal resources; the UW library, new research and with every engaged person we strengthen and advance East Asian Medicine in Washington State. The practice of acupuncture is becoming more accepted, and with this comes challenges as well. Your WEAMA leadership with the help of lobbyist Leslie Emerick is at the forefront in navigating this progress. Our closing session was a lively and at times emotional open discussion and listening exercise, describing the state of acupuncture in Washington State and important decisions facing our leadership in representing the profession. Consensus is to continue to engage the PT’s in conversation so that WEAMA stays at the table and doesn’t miss an opportunity to educate and define acupuncture when policy and rule-making opportunities arise, “If you are not at the table, you might be on the menu”. We will continue to keep members informed through our blog postings, new monthly public policy phone calls, and of course at the Fall WEAMA membership meeting.
If you are not yet engaged, we invite you to become part of WEAMAs efforts to protect and advance our profession! Preserving our profession is WEAMA's mission statement and passion. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be involved, even in the littlest capacity. “Many hands make light work.”
Thank you the more than 80 EAMP’s students and exhibitors for participating in the WEAMA Spring membership meeting. We will offer a Fall Membership Meeting in October. Look for more information soon.
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The Washington East Asian Medicine Association first began as the Acupuncture Association of Washington over 33 years ago. The organization helped to provide a unified legislative voice for our profession. In fact, our founders were integral in helping establish the legal practice of East Asian Medicine in Washington state. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors currently consists of 7 democratically elected professionals in the field.