Associazione Siciliana Agopuntura

Associazione Siciliana Agopuntura (ASA) 
Via Autonomia Siciliana 94
90143 Palermo
T +393663773591
F +390916375048

Contact: Loredana Testa, president of ASA

ETCMA Representative: Valentina Volpato, representative of the association (English-speaking) 



Membership information

Founding date 

Founded in 2013


Full members: 7

Students: 37

Supporting members: 8

Member categories

Founders, Associate members(teachers), supporting members, students

Membership fee

 All category pay 75€

Basic training required

1286 hours (486 contact hours + 800 Self-study hours)

Medical Doctors

250 hours/year. All year except the month of August 900

Required continuing education

 50 credits a year

Requirements for continuing membership


Becoming a member

 In order to become a member, one is required to be a medical doctor

Legal situation in Italy

Acupuncture can only be practiced by medical doctors, while tuina and moxa can be practiced by everyone who has completed a recognized training (usually three years long). As far as Chinese herbal medicine is concerned the law is not clear. In some regions such as Tuscany patients are reimbursed by public health insurance, however in most parts of Italy patients have to pay with their own money

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