For more than twenty-years, our mission at the ACATCM remains the same: to provide the highest quality education in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and to support our students to become competent, successful health care professionals.
Founded in 1997 by Dr. Benny Xu, and located in Calgary, Alberta, ACATCM was one of the first establishments in Canada offering professional training programs in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Our success in pioneering quality programs has been providing our students with superb qualifications and confidence to become leaders in the health care profession. As the first TCM instituti
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2022 is not only the year of the Tiger… it’s also the year of ACATCM’s 25th anniversary!
It has been ACATCM’s mission since 1997 to provide our community with the highest degree of excellence in education and services within the fields of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Please join us in celebrating our accomplishments over the years!
Happy Chinese New Year! - Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Calgary Chinese New Year, often known as the Lunar New Year, is one of the biggest celebrations in China and other East Asian countries. Traditionally, it is a 15-day
Happy Chinese New Year! 2022 is an exciting year for Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as we are celebrating our 25th anniversary.
Chinese New Year is one of the big celebrations in China, however, many parts of East Asian countries also celebrate this big day and is often known as Lunar New Year. Traditionally, it is a 15-day celebration festival that lasts until the following new full moon with lots of loud noises, bright lights, fireworks, red clothes, and decorations to scare away the monsters for a better year. It is also the time of the year that families gather up to honor their ancestors with all kinds of food.
We are delighted to celebrate 25th Chinese New Year with all of you. May you stay strong, safe, and healthy, and may you have a great year and a wonderful time ahead!
ACATCM is celebrating Chinese New Year with you! Further details has been sent out to your student email.
If any questions, email us [email protected] or contact our college.
For new and current registered acupuncturists:::
The College of Acupuncturists of Alberta has discontinued administering the professional liability insurance as of Nov 3, 2021. As of Dec 31 2021, all acupuncturists are required to carry independent professional liability insurance while practicing.
CLAPA has put in great efforts in collaborating with the Lloydsadd Insurance Brokers to ensure that liability insurance for acupuncturists covers extended benefits that is specifically designed for acupuncturists. For more details, please visit the CLAPA website:
When comparing for liability insurance policies for your practice, please consider the cost and benefits of each policies.
Some other alternatives for insurance can also be found here:
Just a friendly reminder for all future acupuncturists who intend to write April 2022 Licensing Exam:::
The application WILL BE CLOSED on January 24th 2022. Ensure to have your application packages submitted before the due date.
If you require any SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION, have the form ready and make sure to submit them before January 24th 2022.
EXAMINATION FEE is also due on February 24th 2022.
REFUND DEADLINE is on February 24th 2022.
For Fees & other important dates for Licensing Exam, please refer to the link below.
For all ACATCM students:::
Spring 2022 term is coming up close! Updates for upcoming semester has been sent via email. Please review your class schedules.
We are proud of our graduates for achieving their goals and continuing to prove our school’s excellence by achieving 100% Pan-Canadian licensing exam pass rate - CONGRATULATIONS!
The Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM) has now partnered with the University of Calgary for the Complementary Health Integration Project (C.H.I.P.).
C.H.I.P. is a community-based research project focusing on helping Covid-19 related mental health, pain, and addiction issues. This one-of-a-kind study is open to anyone under the age of 24 or over the age of 55 and will be complimentary to all qualified participants.
For details of the C.H.I.P. project, and how C.H.I.P. can help, please visit https://abchip.ca
Overcoming Covid-19 with CHIP - the Complementary Health Integration Project CHIP is a community-based research project conducted by the University of Calgary and partnered with ACATCM, focusing on helping Covid-19 related mental health, pain, and addiction issues.
The flow of the seasons is central to Chinese medicine. Spring is a time of new growth and renewal.
In keeping with this, our organization is pleased to announce a new program called C.H.I.P. This is short for the Complementary Health Integration Project.
CHIP is a community-based research project that is being run in conjunction with the University of Calgary and represents a step toward the integration of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, or CAM, in helping those impacted by Covid-19 in Alberta.
Education excellence has always been our mission. Covid-19 not stopping us from pursuing our goals or advancing our profession.
Welcome to ACATCM, I invite you to see for yourself as a student, patient, or as a member of the community.
With the end of 2020 we look forward to a new year and an new term!
See all of your wonderful digital faces starting February 15, 2021
"As mid-September draws near, Earth makes its transition to Fall. The weather is cool, the air is crisp, and colorful leaves cover the ground. Every Fall, Nature gives us a big show of color, followed by a period of dryness and then release, as the trees let go of their leaves."
Fall's Gifts and Nature's Lessons | TCM World Every Fall, Nature undergoes many changes to prepare for Winter dormancy. These changes are reflected in each of us. What can Nature teach us?
"When we allow our minds to be quiet and we give ourselves permission to do the same, we begin to see life in a whole new light. The Universe reveals itself to us as a beautifully wrapped gift."
Words of Wisdom: to the Mind that is Still | TCM World When we slow down and live in the moment, we see the message behind Taoist wisdom. "To the mind that is still, the whole Universe surrenders." -Lao Tzu
"It is easy to beat ourselves up about being indecisive, or to complain about others who won’t stick to a decision. Yet, as with anything compassion, for ourselves and others, is so important. "
Let the Mind Decide and the Heart Guide When indecision comes knocking, this simple practice is my saviour.
"Over time we learn that our sense of self is not dependent on being right, on winning an argument. Allowing the other their space does not mean we are less. And you can get quick at it too, choosing to just let go rather than have to be right."
The Art of Honourable Disagreements Deepening our relationships through healthy argument.
"Let yourself be one of the God-mad,
faithful only to the Beauty you are."
The Call I have heard it all my life...a voice calling a name.
"Whatever I create is connected to who I am spiritually. And who I am spiritually is the one who acts for justice and peace. This is my living faith. It has little to do with religion and does not require a church. It is a spiritual force that is active wherever I am."
Creating a 'Living Faith' What is the difference between religion and spirituality? Find out why having your own beliefs is vital for a happy existence.
"Drop your worries and your expectations. Let yourself be free so that you can become all that you are intended to be."
Seeing the Unseen | TCM World We use our senses to experience many aspects of life. But how do we go beyond? How do we see the unseen?
"So focus your healing within. When a fearful or worrisome thought comes to mind, choose to see it from a new perspective. Focus your thoughts on the positive. Little-by-little, begin to reshape your life and your perspective. Our collective thoughts are what make the world."
With Our Thoughts We Make the World | TCM World Our world is in need of love, light and healing. All of that goodness starts with each and every one of us. Our collective thoughts are what make the world.
The class schedules for this fall semester are here! For more updates, visit the Events and News sections of our website :)
2020 Fall Class Schedules Are Here Dear New and Current Students of the ACATCM, With the health and safety of our students in mind, the ACATCM is officially announcing that the Fall 2020 Fall semester will be a combination of ZOOM Live Streaming and in-person Laboratory and practicum studies. The laboratory classes will divide groups...
"Many of us think we need more money, more power or more status before we can be happy. We’re so busy spending our lives chasing after money, power and status that we ignore all the conditions for happiness already available. At the same time, we lose ourselves in buying and consuming things we don’t need, putting a heavy strain on both our bodies and the planet. Yet much of what we drink, eat, watch, read or listen to, is toxic and is polluting our bodies and minds with violence, anger, fear and despair."
Falling in Love with Mother Earth Thich Nhat Hanh on how our love for the Earth has the power to unite us and remove all boundaries, separation and discrimination.
"If you want to truly love yourself, start by appreciating how loyal your body is to you. No matter how much abuse you put your body through—staying up too late, drinking alcohol, eating even though you’re not hungry—the body complies. The body then loyally heals itself as best it can. Appreciating the body is the first step to truly loving yourself."
Looking for Love? The Answer is in Self-Trust | TCM World The path to true healing begins with unwavering trust and unconditional love—in yourself, your body and your beliefs.
"Chinese medicine is an ancient medical system based on thousands of years of observation of Nature, the body and Qi. Practitioners study Qi, or vital energy, and its path through and around the body. From a TCM perspective, everything in and around your body is connected. You are tied to the seasons of Nature, and your body responds in turn."
The Incredible Power of Chinese Medicine | TCM World Everything is Qi, or vital energy, and everything is connected. When Qi flows smoothly through the body, you experience physical and emotional harmony.
"My body exhales and tension, I didn’t know was there, dissolves just a little. So, I keep going — It’s okay not to know, and it’s okay to be scared. It’s okay to wish things were easier and better and more peaceful. It’s okay to feel. It’s okay. It’s all okay. "
Resting Gently in the Unknown Releasing my need to know all the answers opened doors to deeper wisdom.
"It is important to recognise that everyone will have their own unique way of coming back to their true selves. Perhaps the following will help you, but if not, please don’t lose faith in yourself."
Finding the Perfection in Imperfection “Be the marble that doesn’t quite roll right...And don’t worry if people stop and stare.”
"Healthy, conscious living has now become a daily imperative. In our new norm we have to adapt to new ways of living that support our mind, body, heart and soul."
What Have You Done for Your True Self Lately? Exploring different ways to nourish our minds and our bodies.
ACATC clinic is reopened, please email or call for your appointment!
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Heat Sensitive Moxa Intro & Covid-19 Related experience from Dr.Chen Rixin At home guide for health maintenance in this pandemic Dr.Chen Shares his experience managing multiple diseases with Heat Sensitive Moxibustion
Founded in 1997 by Dr. Benny Xu, located in Calgary, Alberta, ACATCM was one of the first establishment in Canada offering professional training programs in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Our success in pioneering quality programs have been providing our students with superb qualifications and confidence to become leaders in the health care profession.
As the first TCM institution in Alberta, we have accomplished many of our objectives and our achievements have been well recognized in the profession.
Today, our strong alumni practice the ancient medicine worldwide, serving the healthy communities and promoting healthy living.
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