Breaking News! ICBC Regulations for Acupuncture Treatments; 重大消息! ICBC針灸治療法案

The Province of BC has released new regulations for therapies covered by ICBC, which will include acupuncture as a preferred modality. The updated regulation will be officially launched on April 1st, 2019, at this point ICBC will start covering fees for acupuncture. The fees paid to Acupuncturists will be as follows, with adjustments made over time: Initial intake and treatment: $105. Follow-up per treatments: $88. ICBC will cover the first 12 treatments (given in no more than 12 weeks), with more treatments being covered

【Survey】 Extended Medical Health Insurance Plan; 【民意调查】 延伸医疗保健保险计划

The association is considering to provide an Extended Medical Health Insurance for drug prescriptions, dental and other medical services coverage. If you would like to participate in the insurance plan, please fill out the survey below before December 31st, 2018. The decision will be made once the result has been finalized.We are looking forward to hearing from you!  The survey form:   P.s. The Extended Medical Health Care Plan is in its primary stage. The survey is for members

2016 British Columbia Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioners (ATCMA) Annual General Meeting

The ATCMA annual general meeting of this year was successfully held on 8 August 2016. The association has been found for 2 years after the first transition of Governing Board. The meeting underlined the following agenda:The first president of ATCMA Dr. Fei Che summarized the overall works accomplished during the biennium. Considering the current challenges to traditional Chinese medicine in British Columbia, ATCMA councils recognized the importance of self-strengthening and uniting with other traditional Chinese Medicine associations. ATCMA, therefore, has

Please support our members in CTCMA board election

Please support our following members who participate in CTCMA board election on November 7th  1.YU, Weidong, Dr. TCMDr.Weidong Yu graduated from Shandong University of TCM is in1983. Practiced TCM in China,Europe,US,and BC,Canada in past 33 years. I was invited as WHO expert on international guide of acupuncture clinical practice in 2015. I love BC,Canada as well as TCM profession. I believe a stronger TCM profession is to the best interest of British Columbians. I am willing to volunteer my time and expertise

“Symposium for Presidents of TCM Associations” By Consul General Liu Fei

After the “Overseas Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine” press conference on November 16, 2016; Vancouver Consul General, Liu Fei, once again invited presidents from different traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) associations from greater Vancouver to the consulate for a symposium. As a result, 30 individuals were invited to attend the symposium which included the presidents and president’s representative from various TCM associations, Chinese Association and Alliance of Chinese Associations. The symposium carried out a heated discussion on how to promote the development

“Overseas Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine” Press Conference Record By Consul General, Liu Fei

On November 4th, 2016, Vancouver Consul General, Liu Fei, has hosted a press conference with consuls and staffs of Science and Technology and culture sectors. More than 30 practitioners and representatives and two Chinese doctors from western medicine association were invited to attend. The conference topic was to discuss about overseas development strategies for Chinese medicine. During the meeting, Liu expressed tremendous concerns and supports for the oversea development of TCM. She believes that the Chinese medicine industry has made a

The Formal Response Regarding the Proposal of KuoHsiang Chu

The Formal Response Regarding the Proposal of KuoHsiang Chu Recently, KuoHsiang Chu had sent a series of emails to a number of TCM acupuncturists and submitted a written request to convoke an interim meeting for the registered members of the BC CTCMA. To the recent statements and actions of KuoHsiang Chu, we would like to reply him a formal email after the chairman of ATCMA has discussed it with his board members. The following points reflect our opinions:  Any individuals who expresses any ideas,

Comments Regarding the “Recall Revolution” of Kuo Hsiang Chu Bringing a Crushing Blow to BC Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Community

Comments Regarding the “Recall Revolution” of Kuo Hsiang Chu Bringing a Crushing Blow to BC Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Community 1. Unbearable Consequence from the “Recall Revolution” of Kuo Hsiang Chu On June 26 of 2017, the statement from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia Council (hereinafter referred to as the Council) solemnly pointed out Kuo Hsiang Chu, a recently elected board member, and his supporters will pose a threat to the future of the

Extraordinary General Meeting Urgent Attention

Extraordinary General Meeting Urgent Attention To whom it may concern, This letter is a CALL TO ACTION to all Registrants regarding the Extraordinary General Meeting set for Aug 29th, 2017. Location: Italian Culture Center, 3075 Slocan Street of Vancouver, BC  Time: 7:00pm In the last couple of months, a series of negligent political movements have disseminated and misinformation has initiated chaos within our college with serious implication. It is important to get informed. As you know, CTCMA is

Announcement for the 9th General Assembly of WFAS

Dear member societies: The 9th General Assembly (GA) of WFAS is to be held in Beijing, China on December 2, 2017. One of the major tasks of this GA is the election of the 9th Executive Committee of WFAS. Let’s seize this golden opportunity to look back at the 30-year history of WFAS for valuable experiences so as to guide our future path. We are honored to invite delegates from your organization to present in the 9th GA of WFAS to give