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  • support the decision of the U.S. Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover acupuncture

    You Expert Opinions and Formal Position Statements are Needed!

    support the decision of the U.S. Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover acupuncture for low back pain

    Published on February 02 2019

    I am not sure how many of you may be aware, but the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is considering adding coverage of acupuncture for chronic low back pain. From now until February 14, it is accepting public comments and that includes information on research and both formal position statements from professional societies and professional society guidelines regarding acupuncture for chronic low back pain. They also look for expert opinions as part of their research process.

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    2018 Paris Declaration

    Work Together to Create a Community for Human Health

    Published on December 31 2018

    During the World Acupuncture Day, was issued by WFAS, the 2018 Paris Declaration – Work Together to Create a Community for Human Health

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    Open Letter

    Spanish Health Minister

    Published on December 26 2018

    Excma. Sra. Dña. María Luisa Carcedo Roces
    Ministra de Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social

    My name is Andrea Thorpe and I have been licensed in Chinese medicine for the past 25 years. I am Spanish born and obtained my professional titles and accreditations by completing two 4 year degree courses in Chinese Medicine in both England and the United States. I am currently completing a Doctoral degree at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; this program is an accredited doctoral program in the US. I write to you in regard to your plans to expel what you term pseudo-therapies from the Spanish National health system in which you have included Acupuncture. Before I go into details of why I consider this a major mistake

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    CAM Spain

    Support CAM in Spain

    Published on December 07 2018

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,

    As you might have heard, the situation in Spain is particularly critical. We risk a complete ban of all CAM in that country, including acupuncture, even for health professionals.

    Let us react as a European community to prevent heavy consequences in Spain and other EU countries.

    ETCMA’s EC  has decided to support a private practitioner’s petition on WECHANGE as illustrated below, but we cannot do anything without you.

    It’s urgent. The impact depends not only on how many people sign it but also on the time in which signatures are collected.

    Please ask your members to sign this petition immediately and to spread it among their contacts. Let’s make it viral.

    Other initiatives may follow but let’s start with this one.

    I’m grateful for your support

    Head of the ETCMA Advocay Committee

    Giulia Boschi

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    WAD Conference Program

    November 15th 2018 - UNESCO building in Paris

    Published on November 15 2018

    World Acupuncture Day - Program

    World Acupuncture Day this one-day event, organized under the patronage of UNESCO and the WHO and taking place in the House of UNESCO in Paris, France, will bring together practitioners, researchers, politicians, academics, and administrators of all disciplines related to acupuncture and moxibustion to share their knowledge and experience.

    World Acupuncture Day will demonstrate to the world that acupuncture and moxibustion are today used globally as an integral part of the world’s health systems. It is organised by WADO (World Acupuncture Day Organisation).

    The celebration of the 8th anniversary and the days of scientific and cultural dialogue on acupuncture have received the support of the French and Hellenic National Commissions for UNESCO.

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    First TCM Professional Licenses

    Portuguese government has issued the first Traditional Chinese Medicine Professional Licenses

    Published on November 09 2018

    The Portuguese government has issued the first Traditional Chinese Medicine Professional Licenses, becoming the first European country acknowledging the Profession of Traditional Chinese Medicine Specialist.

    A huge step not only for TCM but also for all CAM in general.

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    Gate of Life

    BacC

    Published on September 22 2018

    Held in Coventry, in the heart of the UK, the conference was the highlight of the UK’s acupuncture and oriental medicine calendar.

     

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    Gate of Life

    British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2018

    Published on September 21 2018

    Held in Coventry, in the heart of the UK, the conference was the highlight of the UK’s acupuncture and oriental medicine calendar.

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    Nordic Acupuncture Awareness Week - NAAW

    September 2018

    Published 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.

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    So, how does acupuncture work?

    By Mel Hopper Koppelman, DAc, MSc, MSc

    Published 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.

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