2019 Legislative Campaign

  • Click on this link to find your State Senator & State Representative. 

  • E-mail them today to make an appointment. During the committee weeks and Legislative session you will need to travel to Tallahassee (come to Acupuncture Education Day) OR see a staffer in the local office.  

  • Take a patient with you!

  • Tell them about yourself and your practice. There is power in your story (and your patient's!)

FSOMA is Cosponsoring Legislation to Cover Acupuncture for Chronic Pain.  Representative Rene "Coach P" Plasencia is in Fl House District 50 is sponsoring an amendment to the FL Statute 456.44 - Practitioner prescribing practices. 

It says: "Before prescribing an opioid as treatment for any condition that causes chronic nonmalignant pain, a health care practitioner shall refer or prescribe any of the following nonpharmaceutical intervention therapies to a patient based on the practitioner's clinical judgment and the availability of the treatment: acupuncture by an acupuncturist licensed under chapter 457, osteopathic services by an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459, chiropractic services by a chiropractor licensed under chapter 460, occupational therapy by an occupational therapist licensed under part III of chapter468, or massage therapy by a massage therapist licensed under chapter 480.

SIgn up to attend Acupuncture Education Day

Opioid Addiction Legislative Campaign

2018 How To Kit - Legislative Meeting Process

Acupuncture is a key part of the solution for treating America’s pain killer epidemic. Here are resources for you to use as you talk to your local legislators. Use them as handouts or just to develop your personalized talking points.

Print These and Give Them to Your Legislator

Acupuncture as an Alternative to Opioids
Attorneys General to Insurers: Cover Acupuncture 


Other Possible Handouts 

Pub Med Article - Acupuncture effective for chronic pain beyond placebo with sustained benefit at one year reduced by 15%. NO OPIOID DOES THAT.
Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic from the ASA

Dry Needling 
Additional Dry Needling Information
Interactive Map About Dry Needling Adverse Events (share this link)