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Announcement of New College Board Members | 新監管局理事会成员公告

  **Please scroll down for Chinese; 请往下移动观看中文版** Congratulations to Jason Tutt, R.Ac. and Jocelyn Stanton (public board member) for their appointment to our new college board!   We feel it’s important to clarify some questions that have come up regarding this next step toward the amalgamation of our regulatory college.   As you know, our new college—College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC (C4)—will be officially replacing the CTCMA and colleges of the naturopaths, massage therapists, and chiropractors in our amalgamation that occurs on June 28,

Important Updates for TCM Professionals: CCHPBC Launches June 28 – Have Your Say by June 14! | 给予所有中医药专业人士的重要更新:CCHPBC 将于 6 月 28 日启动 – 请于 6 月 14 日前发表您的意见!

June 28 is quickly approaching! On that day, the new College of Complementary Health Professionals of BC (CCHPBC) will officially be in effect. In preparation for this amalgamated, multi-profession college (including TCM and Acupuncture, Chiropractors, Naturopathic Doctors and Registered Massage Therapists) a new set of bylaws was drafted, with the latest update on May 31, 2024. The bylaws are based on the bylaws of the existing four regulatory colleges that will amalgamate.     To update you on what the ATCMA has been

Upcoming June Seminars: Obtain Your Link Now! | 6月講座即将开讲啦! 請記得報名且獲得您的講座鏈接哦!

Dear Members,   We are excited to invite you to join our exclusive seminars scheduled for June. Please find the updated details below:   Seminar 1: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Title: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Date: June 09 (Sunday) Time: 10:00am-11:30am PST Time Speaker: Angie Travlos Language: English Method: Zoom Abstract:   Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy plays a key role in supporting perinatal patients. It helps to prepare the pelvic floor for labour and delivery, to treat pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain,and to support postpartum recovery.   Topics discussed will include: treatments goals at each trimester, bladder incontinence, prolapse,

ATCMA May Exclusive Continuing Education Event | ATCMA 5 月独家继续教育活动

Dear Members,   This is a reminder for our upcoming exclusive seminar scheduled for May. Please find the details below:     Seminar : ONTAKE MOXIBUSTION 101 Title: ONTAKE MOXIBUSTION 101 Date: May 26th (Sunday) Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm PST Time Speaker: Oran Kivity Language: English Method: Zoom Abstract:   Is moxibustion too difficult to apply, too risky, or too smoky? Discover the effective new moxa method from Japan that will give you rapid results – safely.     Ontake is a contemporary moxibustion tool from Japan.  A piece of bamboo is filled with burning moxa wool which is then rolled, tapped, and pressed on

ATCMA May Exclusive Continuing Education Event | ATCMA 5 月独家继续教育活动

Dear Members,   We are delighted to announce our upcoming exclusive seminars scheduled for May.   Please find the details below:   Seminar 1: Using Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as an Example to Discuss Clinical Thinking in Traditional Chinese Medicine Techniques Speaker: Duan Ran Language: Chinese Date: May 12 (Sunday) Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Abstract: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Basic Concepts Clinical Examination Common Treatment Methods Clinical Thinking in Traditional Chinese Medicine Techniques Thinking in Accordance with Physiology and Pathology Analysis of Wrist, Forearm, and Elbow Joint Structures Spatial and Temporal Analysis Clinical Thinking Guiding Treatment Plans Demonstration Videos of Techniques Treatment of Postoperative Patients Acupuncture

ATCMA April 2024 Newsletter | ATCMA 2024 年 4 月通訊

Big changes are in the works as we head toward the amalgamation of our regulatory college, the CTMCA, with the regulatory colleges of the naturopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists. Currently called C4, as of June 28th, 2024, our new joined regulatory college will be called the College of Complementary Health Professionals of British Columbia.     The word “Complementary” is another example of why we need to have the voices of our profession heard, as all four colleges stated that we

[ATCMA Members Only] March Exclusive Continuing Education Events | [仅限 ATCMA 会员] 三月独家继续教育活动

Dear ATCMA Members,   We are pleased to announce our upcoming seminars scheduled for March. Details are as follows:   March 16 Seminar Replay: Date: March 16,2024 Time: 10:00am-12:00pm (2 CEUs) Title: Experience in Treating Infertility with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Language: Chinese Speaker: Dr. Flora Fang Abstract:   Concept of Infertility Concept of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Diagnostic criteria for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) International consensus on the treatments of PCOS infertility Chinese medicine’s understanding of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Dialectical classification of PCOS infertility The rule of dialectical treatment of PCOS infertility Tonifying the kidney and improvement of pregnancy Recurring adjustment Combination of disease and syndrome PCOS infertility-acupuncture treatment • Regulate heart,

Important announcement!News about the upcoming changes to our Health Professions Act Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists Regulation| 重要公告!有关中医师和针灸师的执业健康法法规即将发生变化的新闻

Keep writing your letters so we ensure our voices are heard and the government receives clear and consistent messaging about what we want, but the good news is that the proposed changes are on hold for now!   #1: Chinese herbal medicine must remain a restricted act The proposed document removes this from our restricted acts list: We’d like a return of the wording to ensure public safety: No person other than a …(d) traditional Chinese medicine practitioner or a herbalist may prescribe those Chinese

ICBC Acupuncture Fee Coverage Adjusted Upwards 4% on April 1 | ICBC针灸承保费用在4月1日上调4% 

ICBC has announced its annual fee increase for health care services, including Acupuncture services. As of April 1, 2024, ICBC will cover: $123 for an Initial Assessment Visit $104 for a Standard Treatment (i.e. follow-up treatment) Please scroll down for ICBC Bulletin for details. Remember: while there is no limit on the total length of a patient visit, a Standard Treatment must include 20 minutes of one-to-one patient: practitioner time. Did you know that ICBC funds Acupuncture as a health care

Join Us for an Important Update: Proposed Amendments to TCMA Regulation | 加入我们重要更新的会议:中医法规拟议修正草案

ATCMA Information Session on Proposed Amendments to the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Regulation (Members only)   SUNDAY, March 3, 2024 1:00 to 2:00 pm Pacific Time   What is the proposed TCMA Regulation amendment?   Why is the government making changes to the TCMA Regulation?   How can practitioners have a say in changes to the TCMA regulation?   ATCMA Co-Presidents Dr. Chris Vallee, Dr.TCM and Wu Di, R.TCM.P, along with Executive Director Suzanne Williams, R.TCM.P, will share the most current information we have on the proposed amendments to the