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    Switzerland and China

    Proposed the creation of a new medical health care profession in Switzerland

    Published on May 06 2019

    In November 2018 a meeting between a chinese delegation of different associations of chinese TCM doctors coordinated by the Chinese embassador, the department of ecomonics (SECO) and several Swiss federal departments of Health care (BAG, SRK, etc) and the TCM Fachverband Schweiz as well as ASA (TCM Association of Swiss medical doctors) took place.

  • Sweden report

    The CAM Inquiry

    in Sweden

    Published on April 25 2019

    In April 2017, the Swedish government appointed a special investigator to explore several issues concerning “care and treatment other than that conducted in the established care”. The inquiry was titled The CAM Inquiry, CAM being the abbreviation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In July 2018, the inquiry received an additional task to review the paragraph of the Patient Safety Act that concerns treatment by non-licensed therapists (formerly “the quackery law”) (a law which have not existed in Sweden since 1969 SATCMs  comment.) and the accompanying penal provisions.

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    Acupuncture Research Resouce Centre Symposium

    ARRC 2019

    Published on April 23 2019

    On the 23th of March the Acupuncture Research Resouce Centre symposium (ARRC) was organised in London, with the support of the British Acupuncture Council.

    The ETCMA was represented by John Jaarsveld, Head of Research.


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    Spanish Government’s against TCM

    Foundation of Natural Therapies

    Published on April 04 2019

    In Spain, the socialist government is carrying out an unprecedented crusade against Natural Therapies, which means a violation of the European Charter of Patients’ rights and a direct attack to all professionals who practise these therapies.

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    ETCMA Events

    TCM Kongress Rothenburg

    Published on April 01 2019



  • 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.

  • Cópia de postpone WAD

    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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