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07/28/2017

Sponsorship Opportunities for 3rd American TCM Congress

1. Summit Meeting Sponsorship: naming right on the Summit, 30 minutes presentation in the plenary session of Saturday conference, two table exhibit space, company name acknowledgment during the announcements throughout the conference. Sponsorship Fee: $20,000. Sold

07/09/2017
Arthur Yin Fan

Acupuncture is an effective therapy, with very minor side effects, and is also effective for the treatment of opioids addiction. ATCMA strongly supports the FDA’s position on including acupuncture as a non-pharmacological therapy in the Blueprint for prescriber education for extended-release and longacting opioids analgesics.Acupuncture is a proven modality that saves thousands of dollars from pain medications when used in conjunction with a treatment plan focused on acupuncture. If using acupuncture for pain management, the patients and insurers can save money and successfully manage their pain and other symptoms without the adverse risks associated with prescription medications.

07/08/2017
Arthur Yin Fan

In terminology, dry needling is a synonym to acupuncture, just a different English translation from the original Chinese term针刺 (Zhen Ci). In China, dry needling is a common name of acupuncture for over 200 years.(1,2)  In West, dry needling has become popular since 1980s, especially since late 1990s, for replacing the term acupuncture by some traditional and medical acupuncturists, medical doctors, as a step “toward acceptance of acupuncture by the medical profession”. (3,4, 5)

02/15/2017

据美国内科年鉴2017年2月14日发表的腰痛治疗指南,美国医师学会推荐多种非药物治疗为“一线疗法”。对于病史少于三个月的急性腰痛,推荐热敷、按摩、针灸、整背疗法;对于超过三个月以上的慢性腰痛,推荐伸展和伸展锻炼、太极拳、瑜伽、针灸和心身疗法。而吗啡类止痛药,被列为最后的选择,指南中没提到手术疗法。有关专家还表示,影像扫描诊断腰痛不仅是没有价值,还会显示与疼痛无关的结构异常,对医患产生误导。

New Guidelines Issued For Treatment Of Lower Back Pain
CBS News (2/13, LaPook) reports on its website that the American College of Physicians released new guidelines that says “the first line of therapy” for chronic low back pain “should be non-drug treatments.” The new guidelines recommend “heat wraps, massage, acupuncture and spinal manipulation” for pain lasting less than three months, and recommend treatments such as “stretching and strengthening exercises, tai chi, yoga, acupuncture, and mindfulness techniques” for pain lasting more than three months.

12/07/2016
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China

China's State Council Information Office on Dec. 6 issued a white paper on the development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in China.
Following is the full text of the document.

07/26/2016
NCCAOM Press Release

Spearheaded by NCCAOM®, the New Designation Means Greater Recognition Across Federal Agencies and Access to Programming

Jacksonville, FL — The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM?) today announced it has successfully secured an independent Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for Acupuncturists from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The new code for Acupuncturists – SOC – 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.

07/22/2016
Yemeng Chen

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has just published its proposed 2018 BLS Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) changes. BLS announcement of the publication of the July 22, 2016 federal register showed Acupuncturists now have an independent SOC! It is Code #29-1291.