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 14 AP Photo/Kin Cheung Listen The 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 14 AP Photo/Kin Cheung Listen The 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