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Advancing the Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine profession within the state of Utah

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As you likely know, our profession faces a significant threat from efforts to deregulate our industry. With proper representation and advocacy, we can maintain the licensure and regulations that have helped ensure our profession's quality and safety.

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We aim to raise $10,000 to cover the costs of hiring a lobbyist representing our interests at the state level. This is a critical investment in our profession and the future of our industry, and we are asking for your support in making it happen. We invite you to contribute to this important effort by making a donation today. No matter how small, any amount can make a significant difference in helping us achieve our goals. Your contribution will help us to: Advocate for the interests of our profession at the state level Monitor legislation and regulations that impact our industry Work with legislators to promote laws and regulations that support our profession Protect the licensure and regulations that ensure the quality and safety of our profession Please click the “Join Us” topic in the drop-down menu above to donate by becoming a member. Your contribution is tax-deductible and will go directly towards funding the lobbyist we need to safeguard our profession. We thank you for your continued support of our industry and our clients. Together, we can ensure that our profession continues to thrive and positively impact the lives of those we serve.


In collaboration with the National Tongan American Society, I’m organizing a “pop-up” Integrative Health (IH) clinic. Inspired by medical students at UCSF and Harvard Medical School who started IH clinics for their communities, I would like to do so in our Salt Lake area community. 

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This “pop-up clinic” will be either at the Sorensen Community Center or at a church – location TBD soon. The location will be a community location that is known, convenient, and accessible (not a healthcare clinic or hospital). We will have hand washing facilities and observe all clean needle techniques as well as massage hygiene regulations. We will have group acupuncture and group massage – all patients will wear clothing and we’ll be in a gymnasium or other large room. I’ll also have paperwork for patients to sign in terms of consenting to receive treatment, and verbiage in terms of liability for clinicians. While starting with Pacific Islander colleagues, we could later branch out to Latina, Refugee, African American, Native American, and other communities. Read more about the “Small Steps Project” for inspiration – I learned about this at a national research conference in Chicago a few weeks ago. So inspiring! Let’s mobilize and work to help our communities here in Utah I have a long-term vision that includes hourly compensation for clinicians, however, to start, this is a 4-hour volunteer commitment for one or more days (your call). We will be collecting data (of course! This is me writing the email ) that will inform possible funding sources – data drives policy, folks! We will apply to local opportunities, with DHHS, SL County, and the like. We will NOT be going the slow and miserable route of seeking NIH funding. If you are interested in volunteering, please reply to me at If you’d like to volunteer for 4 hours on a Saturday: please let me know if you’re available for 1 or more shifts May 27: 8-noon; 1-4 June 3: 8-noon; 1-4 June 10: 8-noon; 1-4 Can you bring a portable massage table? Yes/No Can you bring a portable massage chair (or acu recliner chair)? Yes/No If you’re a Massage Therapist: Can you bring massage lotion or oil? Yes/No If you’re a Licensed Acupuncturist: Can you bring a sharps container? (I have needles, cotton balls, alcohol already donated) Yes/No Are you willing to help with organizational details/volunteer with some organizing tasks and possibly data collection? Yes/No Please help me to spread the word and forward this email to colleagues who you think might find this opportunity of interest. Those of you outside of Salt Lake: I included you on this email in hopes that you might help spread the word – thanks! Thank you! I think together we can help Pacific Islander community members with pain, stress, and more, while simultaneously increasing awareness about massage and acupuncture therapies. And, eventually, I hope we can grow an ongoing IH Pop Up Clinic that provides a good hourly wage to massage therapists and licensed acupuncturists! I look forward to hearing from you. With appreciation, Lisa J. Taylor-Swanson, PhD, MAcOM, LAc Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Nursing Scientist Assistant Professor Health Systems & Community-Based Care College of Nursing University of Utah ​ Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5880 | 801.585.5486 Visiting Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney: Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research Affiliate, Lyda Hill institute for Human Resilience, University of Colorado Colorado Springs Affiliate Faculty Member, School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Washington | Bothel LISA.TAYLOR-SWANSON@NURS.UTAH.EDU

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