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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children ages 5-14 (www.CDC.org). Watch this 30 minute documentary and get a firsthand look at how hospitals and acupuncturists can work together to improve the quality of life and care for even the youngest cancer patients. Facing complications…

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Save the Date: World Acupuncture Day (WAD) November 15, 2018 (Paris)

  World Acupuncture Day (WAD), 15 November 2018, Paris World Scientific and Cultural Dialogue on Acupuncture (WSCDA), 16–17 November 2018, Paris World Acupuncture Day (WAD) will be celebrated, in Paris, on 15 November 2018 by the international acupuncture and moxibustion community. World Acupuncture Day is being organized to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the inscription of acupuncture and moxibustion, in…

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Update from Acupuncture NOW Foundation

Dear Practitioners, Acupuncture Now Foundation announced their ANF International Collaborations. ANF has now signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with: – Acupuncture New Zealand, – European TCM Association (ETCMA), – Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association, – Ireland (AFPA), – Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC), – American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) and – the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association…

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Opioid Crisis Letter & White Paper 2017

PLEASE READ AND SHARE THE LETTER OF THE OPIOID CRISIS Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners in Canada Stress Importance of Nondrug Approaches Such as Acupuncture for Addressing Chronic Pain  The Joint Acupuncture Opioid Task Force, which is comprised of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC), The Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (CSCMA), Chamber of Chinese Herbal Medicine of Canada, and Traditional Chinese…

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Application of the GST/HST to the Practice of Acupuncture

ATTENTION CANADIAN ACUPUNCTURISTS: Please read an updated version of the application that was published on April 2017 on the Government of Canada website. There have been some updates made to the application and you should be aware of how it affects your practice in your province.  Application of the GST/HST to the Practice of Acupuncture Background Historically, various health care services rendered…

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FREE Webinar: How Acupuncture Works

CMAAC is proud to collaborate with multiple international organizations to bring a free live webinar to all members.  Dear CMAAC Members: Please accept our warm invitation to participate in a free live webinar on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.   Communicating with Confidence How Acupuncture Works: The Scientific Evidence for Acupuncture Presented by Mel Hopper Koppelman, Director…

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Dr. Rogers Prize Award Updates

Dr. Rogers Prize Award Gala Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale! Thursday, September 14, 2017 Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC The $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize is awarded every two years to celebrate the achievements of individuals who have impacted the practice and progress of health care in Canada. Join us for the announcement of the 2017 winner! Keynote Speaker Dr….

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Third Canadian International Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Conference

第三屆加拿大國際中醫針灸學術研討會 October 8 & 9, 2017 in the Markham Civic Centre, Toronto Third Canadian International Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Conference is an excellent opportunity to learn experience and new knowledge gained through clinical research and practice. The president and selected faculty of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine will be presenting, together with special speakers from Canada and other countries. Simultaneous…

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Teachers’ Insurance cuts TCM

Teachers are no longer covered for acupuncture… It has come to our attention that OTIP (Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan) no longer provides acupuncture coverage for teachers. Patients must advocate for their extended health care coverage, and continue to receive acupuncture and other complementary therapies, and demonstrate the importance of this very important benefit. Patients are their most powerful advocates, even…

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TCM clinic to open at Humber

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE CLINIC TO OPEN AT HUMBER Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is partnering with the Tzu Chi Foundation Canada in support of the college’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCM) program. The partnership will provide entrance and ongoing scholarships for students in the TCM program and will fund the building and operation of an on-campus Traditional Chinese…

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