New scope of practice for East Asian Medical Providers !

Today our Governor signed SB 6280, updating the WA State acupuncturists' scope of practice for the first time in 24 years, soon we can call our selves East Asian Medical Providers (EAMP) and boast about how we do much more than just acupuncture to prevent, diagnose and treat disease with our multitude of modalities.

New definitions include: breathing, relaxation, and East Asian exercise techniques; Qi gong; health education; East Asian massage and Tui na; superficial heat and cold therapies; and recommendations and selling of herbs, vitamins, minerals, and dietary and nutritional supplements.

Thank you Washington State Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association!