About the TCMABC
The Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of BC (TCMA) was founded in 1992 to serve the practitioners in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in British Columbia, Canada.
It was one of the first associations to petition the BC government to regulate (professionalize) the practice of TCM.
In 2000 the government of B.C. passed the TCM and Acupuncture Regulation and established the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) to register practitioners.
Any registered TCM practitioners (which includes acupuncturists) of British Columbia may join the TCMABC by completing the application form and submit the necessary fees.
The TCMABC exists for practitioners of TCM with the goal of supporting our members in the spirit of open-communication, & cooperation. Support comes in the form of representation, education, and increased public awareness to create a unified, successful, and healthy TCM practitioner community.
Code of Ethics
Members of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Association will provide their treatment services to the best of their abilities at all times and will be responsible to their patients and their Association colleagues for upholding of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Each Traditional Chinese Medicine Association member will conduct himself or herself in a manner which reflects the core TCM values of caring and respect for the individual.
Each Traditional Chinese Medicine Association member will provide treatment services consistent with generally accepted Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment practices and communicate with the Association in the event concerns or questions arise.
In addition, each TCMABC member follows the Code of Ethics of the CTCMA.