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Nordic Acupuncture Awareness Week - NAAW
September 2018Published on September 17 2018
It was in conjunction with the TCM Congress in Rothenburg 2015 we gathered at a Nordic meeting for the first time. The purpose of the meeting was to try to find closer cooperation between our five Nordic countries. We noted at this meeting that we are relatively similar in terms of education and development in our countries. We are also relatively similar in terms of regulatory regulations and accreditation.
In the discussion we were told that Norway the year before had introduced an acupuncture day.
So, how does acupuncture work?
By Mel Hopper Koppelman, DAc, MSc, MScPublished on June 30 2018
“So, how does acupuncture work?”
By Mel Hopper Koppelman, DAc, MSc, MSc
Everyday in practice, we see our patients achieve amazing results with the help of our treatments. That said, many of us have been trained using models such as TCM, Zang Fu, and Five Elements that are completely foreign to the cultures in which we live and practice. As such, there’s a growing awareness of the need to be able to explain our treatments and results in biomedical terms. We need to be able to answer the question: “So, how does acupuncture work?” in a way that will make sense to the asker.
ICD-11 TM Chapter development
5th WHO forum RothenburgPublished on June 26 2018
In the 5th WHO forum “Update on ICD-11 TM Chapter development” Dr Stéphane Espinosa gave an account of the different phases of the ICD-11 development and the significance of the implementation phase starting in June 2018. The platform for Field Implementation assessment was also described and seems an excellent tool for educational and professional development to get familiarized with the coding process and the future benefits in applications such as adverse events reporting or reimbursement, as Stéphane explained. The development of the International Classification of Health Interventions also looks very promising.
4th TCM Goes Political
TCM Kongress Rothenburg 2018Published on May 10 2018
4th TCM goes political! (ETCMA event)
One of the most important event for TCM political community.
12th European School Leaders Day
12th European School Leaders Day Teaching Research Literacy - The importance of understanding about research for acupuncture professionalsPublished on May 09 2018
12th European School Leaders Day
Teaching Research Literacy
The importance of understanding about research for acupuncture professionals
Speaker: Stephen Birch
This one-day workshop will briefly explore the current evidence for acupuncture effectiveness and mechanisms and how the mainstream medical communities have quietly responded to this.
CHINESE MEDICINE CONFERENCE 17 April 2018 - Athens, Greece
"Integrative Medicine"Published on April 10 2018
RICHEST CONFERENCE FOR CHINESE MEDICINE IN GREECE
Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy are two very important holistic systems of therapy that can be integrated to the conventional medical practices. In the Hellenic medical system attempts of integration has been made in the past. Acupuncture is currently used in the pain clinics of some of the Hellenic hospitals and homeopathy is used in some municipality clinics. In this Conference of Integrative Medicine more than 12 Chinese Medicine doctors will present how Chinese Medicine is implemented with the conventional medicine in the Chinese medical system and Hellenic Medical Doctors specialised in Homeopathy will also present the integration of Homeopathy with conventional Medicine in their clinics.
World Acupuncture Day (WAD) and the World Scientific and Cultural Dialogue on Acupuncture (WSCDA)
15, 16 and 17, November 2018, ParisPublished on April 05 2018
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 November 2010, into the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
ARRC Symposium 2018
Bridging the gap between research and practicePublished on April 05 2018
ARRC* celebrated his 20th Symposium anniversary. The ARRC Conferences are perceived as one of the best research events in acupuncture, where the most importantant researchers meet.
GA 2018 - Palermo
ETCMA General AssemblyPublished on March 02 2018
This year our General Assembly and Workshop will be on 2nd and 3rd of March 2018 in Palermo, Italy.
Meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group MEPs for CAM
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): its benefits for EU citizens with musculoskeletal disordersPublished on February 21 2018
CAM Interest Group is an informal group of members of the European Parliament with a special interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine on february 21st in the European Parliament they had a meeting and the theme was “Complementary and Alternative Medicine: its benefits for EU citizens with musculoskeletal disorders.”