NS Chapter of CMAAC - Nova Scotia Acupuncture

(the Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Association of Canada)


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January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 4:30 PM

According to Health Canada, January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

747,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia today. In less than 20 Years (2031), this number will increase to 1.4 million....

Acupuncture can help:

Acupuncture Helps Dementia Patient Memory and Cognition HERE http://www.healthcmi.com/%E2%80%A6/1629-acupuncture-helps...

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Dear Members from Prof.Cheung

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Dear Members,


It’s been a long time that I have not written to you. Now I think it is about the time to keep you in touch. CMAAC is going to have a meeting with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncture of Ontario (CTCMPAO). The agenda of the meeting would be the title of “Dr.”, the language proficiency for Non-English speaking members and the proportion of public members and TCM members in CTCMPAO.


Many o...

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ANF and CMAAC Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM


ANF and CMAAC Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Posted on July 7, 2016 by Matthew Bauer


The Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC) and Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to formerly collaborate on the promotion and ongoing development of the practice of acupuncture. This marks the fourth MoU the ANF has signed in just over one year and is an important part of their miss...

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2nd Annual AGM was a huge success!!

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 3:00 PM

June 29, 2016


Dear Members,


CMAAC-NS 2nd annual AGM was a huge success!!

Our conference was pleased to welcome Gola Taraschi-Carr, Director & Facilitator of the Atlantic Restorative Company. Her presentation on the health of relationships and how this impacts the health of the individual was very informative. She also talked about how restorative communication in our personal lives has a direct impact on our health - both individual and social....

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Holiday Wishes & China Trip

Posted on December 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM


This past year we have had many accomplishments. Our chapter’s annual general meeting at Saint Mary’s University and workshop were a great success. Another great success was the WFAS 2015 International Conference in Toronto, which the national CMAAC hosted, and featured a number of our chapter’s members.

We have also had many new members join our association, hel...

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WFAS 2015 Toronto Conference

Posted on October 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM

The World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) 2015 international conference took place September 25-27, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario. The conference was a great success!

The international conference brought specialists in acupuncture and TCM from across the globe to present their most recent studies and techniques. We are proud to say that 70% of our board was in attendance: Dr. Li, Dr. Franklyn Chen, Dora Poole, Ravee Chen, and Dr. Feng Jia. Both our chapter and our prov...

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Women's Health & Wellness Conference a Success

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:50 PM

We are pleased to announce that Women’s Health and Wellness Conference held on April 11th, 2015 at Saint Mary’s University was a great success. We have received excellent feedback from those who attended the conference.


The conference was hosted by the Nova Scotia Chapter of CMAAC and the Confucius Institute at Saint Mary's University, in assoc...

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Register Now - April 11th Conference

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 7:25 PM

Happy New Year from Dr. Li

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM

Dear Members,


I just wanted to tell you how happy I am about all the activities we have planned for 2015 and that so many came forward to offer their time to work for our executive committee. I know Devorah Fallows, Dr. Zhang and Dr. Lana Liable have busy practices and we are very lucky to have them on our team. Thank you so much.

We are here to support our members, provide more education for our members and to promote our profession. Almost everyone has paid ...

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WFAS Conference Toronto - Call for Abstracts

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 3:50 PM

This International Conference is being hosted by CMAAC in Toronto in Septement this year 2015. Now is the time to submit your abstracts and make plans to attend.

The 18th World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Society (WFAS) academic committee invites informed subject experts to speak or present a poster at the 2015 conference.


Presenting at WFAS meeting provides you with an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and learning experiences, increase your exp...

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Posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

December 2014- Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) now recognizing Acupuncturists in Nova Scotia under Program of Choice (POC) 12 – Related Health


Services, effective June 1, 2014.


If you or your members have any questions or to become a Registered Provider for VAC, please contact the Blue Cross provider inquiry line toll-free at 1-888-261-4033.


Once registered, you will receive a provider information manual and will be able to bill ...

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Green Shield - providerConnect now available to our members

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:30 PM

NS-CMAAC members are now also eligible to sign up for providerConnect. providerConnect™ is a web portal for health service providers in Canada for secure direct deposit and online claiming (where applicable). This will enhance the service we can provide for members of this plan. To sign up go to: https://www.providerconnect.ca/Default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.providerconnect.ca/Default.aspx.

Now Group Benefit Options with CMAAC!

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Finally! Group Benefits for CMAAC.


The plan will first be offered to clinics with employees and families. Then, as a next step, a different plan for individual contractors would be introduced.


Other options that we may want to consider as an Association is group savings account, where you would get a group discounted rate on investment services, and professional financial and tax planning services at no cost.


CMAAC Insurance Committee

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TELUS Health | eClaims Launch

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM

The Nova Scotia Chapter of CMAAC (the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada) and TELUS Health are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement that will allow NS-CMAAC members to access the TELUS system for an online claim submission and reimbursement service for clients with benefit plans through Chambers of Commerce, Great-West Life, Desjardins, Industrial Alliance, Johnson, Manulife, Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group, Standard Life and SunLife. Watch your mailbox...

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Acupuncture GST/HST Exempt

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Acupuncture is now more affordable becuase it is GST/HST exempt.

Thanks to our combined efforts as part of the Canadian Coalition of Acupuncture and TCM Associations (CCTAA), we (CMAAC) have succeeded in making acupuncture performed by acupuncturists and TCM practitioners exempted from GST/HST! The CCTAA was formed by the joint efforts of Acupuncture and TCM associations from across Canada.  See Finally

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CMAAC hosting the WFAS International Conference in 2015

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 7:20 AM

CMAAC is pleased to host WFAS Toronto International Acupuncture Conference on September 26th and 27th 2015 through a unique and dynamic collaboration with the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) and the Acupuncture and TCM community in Canada. It will be heald at the International Plaza Hotel ans Conference Center.For more information go to http://wfastoronto2015.com/

Promoting TCM and building relationships at the Chinese New Year Gala

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Dr. Diana Ting Li attended the Chinese New Year Gala. It was well attended by our Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia the Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd),the Honourable Lena Diab, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of Immigration and the Honourable Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municiplaity, Mike Savage.

Dr. Li had the chance to talk to each of them about our assocation CMAACNS, Traditional Chinese medicine and our work towards education...

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GST/HST Exemption for Acupuncture: Approved but not yet Implemented

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

We applaud the federal government for exempting GST/HST on services provided by acupuncturists.

This has come about becuase of combined efforts from Canadian Coalition of Acupuncture and TCM Associations (CCTAA), Acupuncture and TCM associations from across Canada.

30,000 signature petition collected over the years by members of the Association des Acupuncteurs du Quebec (AAQ) which proved to our Federal Government the signifi...

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Posted on February 6, 2014 at 4:50 AM

Happy Chinese New Year!THE YEAR OF THE WOOD HORSE 2014 OFF TO THE RACESThe new Moon on January 30 at 11:20 pm PST (but listed as January 31 in many calendars) begins the year of the Wood Horse. Chinese New Year is a spring festival that begins on the second new Moon after Winter Solstice, with the Sun and Moon in Aquarius. This new Moon also starts the month of the Fire Tiger making energy very strong and li...

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