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

Have Your Say In the Proposed Regulatory Amendments ! | 对拟议的监管修正草案发表您的意见!

Take action in expressing your concerns regarding the proposed changes to the regulation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture practices in British Columbia!   Base on the discussions and feedback with our members, fellow associations, and practitioners, we have identified the following key points of concern within our industry:     Key Points of Concern:    Keeping Chinese Herbs as a Restricted Act: Currently, Chinese herbal medicine (TCM) is not being treated as a restricted act, which poses significant concerns. To rectify this, it is important to

Invitation to the “Future of TCM in BC” forum

Dear practitioner, We would like to invite you to the “Future of TCM in BC” forum, a discussion aims to support Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regulations, which are essential for today and our future.   Date: Sunday, February 25 Time: 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)   Zoom Meeting Details: Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 873 1027 4118 Passcode: 221263 We value your participation in this important conversation about the future of TCM regulations in British Columbia.   Your inputs and support are valuable to us. We are looking forward to your virtual presence

Important Notice Regarding Proposed Regulatory Amendments -ATCMA February Message | 关于拟议监管修订草案的重要通知 – ATCMA 2月快讯

Dear ATCMA members and colleagues,   On January 23, 2024, the Ministry of Health published draft proposed amendments to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturists Regulation, as well as to the Physical Therapists Regulation, the Occupational Therapists Regulation, and the Dietitians Regulation. All regulation amendments proposed by government are subject to a three-month notice period (unless the Minister of Health shortens the timeframe), which means that all members of the profession and the public have until April 16 to submit feedback