An Interview for CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition

An Interview for CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition CBC广播电台周日版访谈 How does BC’s perspective on TCM and language(s) compare to the other provinces just coming online with licensing? You’ll want to catch this upcoming CBC Radio documentary for a detailed examination on the matter. We’ll broadcast the time and date as soon as it is available. 与其他刚对中医立法的四个省相比,BC 省对中医及其使用语言的看法。请关注CBC电台对这个问题的记录访谈。播出日期和时间会尽快发布L to R: Fei Che, Beverly Osachoff, Karin Wells of CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition, John Lee. 从左到右:车飞,Beverly Osachoff, Karin Wells CBC周日节目编辑, 李永洲  

The Premier’s New Year’s Celebration

The Premier’s New Year’s Celebration 新年祝贺 No wonder Chinese New Year is our favourite holiday – who can resist all the excitement? Leaping Lion dancers, clanging cymbals, and a sea of excited guests dressed in red brocade visiting over plates of steaming long noodles and spicy fish morsels. Not your average business meeting perhaps, but our leader and president, Dr. Fei Che, is no ordinary quiet man, either. With his calm smile, he greets everyone like a treasured old friend. 难怪大家最喜欢过春节,谁能抵制住如此喜庆的欢聚呢?锣鼓声声,金狮舞动,盛装出席的贵客,长长久久的长寿面,和年年有余的香辣鱼。这绝不是一场普通的业务聚会。协会会长车飞先生像对待老朋友一样和每一位同仁问候祝福。 The ATCMA is

The Focus Group – CTCMA

The Focus Group – CTCMA Five of our board members (William O. Hardman, Weidong Yu, Edward Liu, John Yang, Daeyou Kim, and Beverly Osachoff) participated in a focus group held by the CTCMA on January 25th, voicing our members’ convictions that they want to enjoy a broad scope of practice in BC and the full toolbox of modern tools that enhance the complex array of what we do in our clinics. ATCMA members Rod LeBlanc and Phillipe Souvestre were unable to

GST/HST – Acupuncture exempted from tax in new Federal Budget

GST/HST – Acupuncture exempted from tax in new Federal Budget Another long and hard fought battle has been won by our profession – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s office confirmed the following good news in the Federal budget announcement Tuesday, Feb 11th: GST/ HST -新联邦的税务预算已将针灸的GST免除 经历漫长而艰辛的斗争,中医行业又赢得了一次胜利-2月11日星期二: 财政部长,Jim Flaherty办公室已经证实联邦预算公布的以下消息: Page 197 of the Budget discusses “Health Related Tax Measures”. Minister Flaherty will be exempting acupuncturists’ professional service from the GST/HST. More information on this measure can be found in Annex 2 on page 320. 第197页的财政预算案的讨论“健康相关税收措施”。Flaherty部长将从GST/ HST税收中豁免针灸师的专业服务。在这一措施的更多信息见320页的附件二。 Members please

How much Chinese in Chinese medicine?

How much Chinese in Chinese medicine?Friday, April 4, 2014 | Categories: Documentaries 14AP Photo/Kin CheungListenThe young Canadian skier Marie Michelle Gagnon stood poised in the start gate of the Super G in Sochi. Five days earlier, she had dislocated her shoulder.“She’s ready to go,” the commentator told the TV audience. “The physios have had the needles out.”Acupuncture. Chinese medicine. Everyone’s doing it, for everything from bad knees to infertility.There are high-end, low-lit clinics in urban downtowns, stripped-down operations in suburban malls; neighbours

How much Chinese in Chinese Medicine?

How much Chinese in Chinese medicine?Friday, April 4, 2014 | Categories: Documentaries 14AP Photo/Kin Cheung ListenThe young Canadian skier Marie Michelle Gagnon stood poised in the start gate of the Super G in Sochi. Five days earlier, she had dislocated her shoulder.“She’s ready to go,” the commentator told the TV audience. “The physios have had the needles out.”Acupuncture. Chinese medicine. Everyone’s doing it, for everything from bad knees to infertility.There are high-end, low-lit clinics in urban downtowns, stripped-down operations in suburban malls; neighbours

March Lecture Series

This March we will have two seminars. The first seminar is scheduled on March 09, 2014. The detailed information is as follows: First lecture 第一讲 Title: What we need to know after GST/HST is exempted for our services Speakers: Dr. John Lee & Dr. Michael Chung Date: March 09, 2014 Time: 10 am to 1 pm Address: #A136a 100 West 49th Ave, Vancouver Organizer: ATCMA Language: Bilingual (English and Mandarin) John Lee: Dr. TCM and Registered Acupuncturist Ph.D and visiting Professor of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine GST/HST Task Chair of Canadian Coalition

Protect Patients and Increase Herb Sales With Answers to Common FAQ’s

Business Pearls:   Protect Patients and Increase Herb Sales With Answers to Common FAQ’s Note: we saw an article in the CTCMA’s recent newsletter that suggested some possible confusion, or maybe just some miscommunication about how we charge fees. We hope these sales pointers might be helpful.Q: How do I avoid misunderstandings about fees? A: There are several ways to share your fee schedule with patients. Post your pricelist: – on the wall in your waiting room – on your website – on your brochures, and

The New Needles: Integrating TCM with Modern Research and Practices

The New Needles: Integrating TCM with Modern Research and Practices submitted by Rod LeBlanc We are facing professional challenges through the next years: The more acupuncture needles are shown to work, the more needles will be used by conventional medicine. TCM acupuncture will no longer be our sole domain – just as we are sharing the high risk practice of acupuncture, the changes in the scope of practice/reserved acts mean that we are going to be sharing the high risk practice of

Academic/Education Committee Report – by John Yang

Academic/Education Committee Report – by John Yang (学术,教育委员会报告–杨光芳) On behalf of ATCMA, I express my appreciation and thank to Dr. Weidong Yu and Dr. Lorne Brown for their outstanding presentations on Feb. 9, 2014. Also I extend that appreciation to volunteers who helped make the event successful. Over 100 members attended the seminar. I am looking for members who are qualified speakers to share their research/clinical experience to our members in the areas of treating cancer or depression. If you are willing to