Association for 
Professional Acupuncture 
in Pennsylvania


The regular meetings of the APA, usually held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, consist of a 1-hour education presentation and time for socialization after. These presentations are free for members and worth 1 PDA for licensed acupuncturists. General meetings are occasionally held to correspond with a longer APA sponsored workshop. 

Upcoming events

Sunday, April 19, 2015 3:00 PM • The Won Institute for Graduate Studies, 137 S. Easton Rd, Glenside
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:00 AM • The Venetian Social Club, 8030 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Sunday, June 07, 2015 10:00 AM • The Morris Arboretum 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Our Mission:
The Association for Professional Acupuncture is Pennsylvania’s state organization for non-physician Acupuncturists. Our goal is to support the educational and professional needs of Oriental Medicine in Pennsylvania. Educationally, we sponsor and announce continuing education events throughout the state and have helped bring prominent members of our profession to PA. Legislatively, we are continuously working in Harrisburg to fight for fair practice standards so we can provide the very best care for our patients.

Our Board Members 

President: B.J. Putnam

Vice President: Jan Wilson

Secretary: Heather Shultz

Treasurer: Linda Silva

Veronica Pedersen, Peter Braasch, Pam Milask, Jennifer Coleman-Pugh

Our committees:

Legislative Committee: Ben Griffith, David Molony, Heather Shultz

Membership Committee: Ann Mertens, Marlene Burk

Education Committee: B.J. Putnam, Jan Wilson, Jennifer Coleman-Pugh

Hospitality Committee: Pam Milask

Western Liaison: Peter Braasch

All members are welcome to serve on a committee. If you are interested in participating more actively in our profession, please consider contacting a committee member and ask to serve on a committee that interests you.

Recent forum updates

Monday, February 23, 2015 1:03 PM • ANN MERTENS
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:59 AM • Bobbie Jo Putnam
Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:51 PM • Bobbie Jo Putnam

Most Recent APA News

Donate to the PAC – PA
Money collected goes straight to lobbying efforts on behalf of all licensed acupuncturists in Pennsylvania. We work an uphill battle to create a greater scope of practice and gain the freedom to practice our profession without the supervision or mandated referral of Medical Doctors.

With your help of both time and money, we can send lobbyists to Harrisburg to fight for our rights to practice without the supervision or referral of MD’s.

The most important thing for you to do first is to become a member. Your membership dues will help us build a strong lobby as well as help support our educational efforts. Please consider making a donation to our political action committee (PAC_PA). An extra $10, $50 or $100 is more helpful than you may realize. Thank you for supporting the rights of acupuncturists in Pennsylvania!

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