ACMAC Conference 2014 : Visioning now under way
Who do you want to present at our next conference? Do you want to hear about theory, or learn clinical skills? And how can you help?
I NEED to hear your ideas. And I need volunteers to help on the day, and in the run-up. Possible dates for the conference are June or July 2014, or September 2014.
I cannot put on a conference alone. I have a baby for crying out loud. Show me your ideas now, by CLICKING HERE to submit a brief on-line form! I thank you. CW
Dr Tan’s 2014 schedule now released
Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan was born in Taiwan where he began his training in classical traditions at an early age. He studied with numerous master of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, martial arts and philosophy. His careful study and analysis of ancient texts led to his discovery of the Balance Method.
He began teaching his method after recognizing that many colleagues in the acupuncture community complained about the lack of clinical results, or the length of time it took to achieve successful outcomes in clinical practice. Yet the classical texts state that the effectiveness of acupuncture should be seen immediately, like the “shadow of a pole standing under the sun.”
With an overwhelming desire to share his method, Dr. Tan began to train acupuncture practitioners from around the world.
Dr. Tan’s crystal clear 3-step Strategy provides a logical basis for accurately selecting the precise points that will give instant results. With Dr. Tan’s Strategy affected areas are not needled : your patient can move his joint and feel the relief within seconds. You will gain your patient’s trust! Also, as distal points are needled, the patient doesn’t need to undress, which is of use in multibed clinics.
Dr. Tan only teaches verified concepts that he has confirmed the efficacy of in his busy clinic for years. The quick-thinking process of his Balance Method is a precious asset for multibed treatments.
Dr Tan believes in making acupuncture available to as many people as possible, and he is very supportive of ACMAC and the community acupuncture movement. He offers a 5% discount on his seminars to ACMAC members. He doesn’t offer a discount to any other group! You will need to give your ACMAC membership number when you register, in order to receive the discount. (For details on how to join ACMAC, CLICK HERE.)
Dr Tan’s Core Foundations Track provides the essential groundwork for treating all internal and external diseases. Designed for both beginning and advanced practitioners. Days 1 & 3 introduce new concepts and strategies, while Days 2 & 4 offer hands-on demonstrations, practical ideas and fun ways to bring life to Dr. Tan’s methods. You may even be lucky enough to receive a treatment! The following Core Foundations classes may be of interest to ACMAC members around the world, and all offer the ACMAC discount:
Paris Core Foundations Class: March 27 – 30, 2014
Tel Aviv Core Foundations Class: May 11 – 14, 2014
Dublin Core Foundations Class: May 22 – 25, 2014
London Core Foundations Class: July 10 – 13, 2014
Melbourne Core Foundations Class: July 24 – 27, 2014
Frankfurt Core Foundations Class: September 11-14, 2014 (this class to be confirmed).
ACMAC is now a Co-operative Community Interest Company!
Registered in England and Wales, Company number 8478903, limited by Guarantee (to be exact). Thank you to Nathaniel Whitestone for all his help in writing the Articles of Incorporation and getting the registration process completed. ACMAC has also just joined Co-operatives UK which can provide support and mentoring as well as connecting us with loads of other UK Co-ops. And the fact that we have incorporated as a Community Interest Company may be beneficial if we were to apply for funding to expand aspects of ACMAC’s work in the future. Not bad eh?
Otherwise, business will carry on as usual. Keep up the great work you are all doing with your clinics. Onwards and upwards! CW.
ACMAC members receive discount at all ‘Acupuncture CPD’ seminars in Brighton, UK
ACMAC is delighted to be co-operating with Acupuncture CPD, a not-for-profit group which runs seminars in Brighton, UK. They have a wide variety of well-respected teachers delivering high-quality CPD, at affordable rates (when prices for such seminars seem always to be on the rise). Even better, they have agreed to offer ACMAC members a discount on all their seminars, see prices below:
Non-ACMAC members: Full weekend £120, one day £60; half day £30
ACMAC members: Full weekend £110, one day £55, half day £27.50.
For all details about upcoming seminars, location, and to book CLICK HERE.
Web solutions by a multibedder, for you – with ACMAC discount!
Yin Yang Hosting is an affordable web solutions enterprise created for the acupuncture community by passionate multi-bed practitioner Sam May (fellow ACMAC and BAcC Member, based at The Natural Health Clinic, Bristol UK), offering a complete range of web services to take care of all your needs – domain name registration/transfers, web hosting, website design and management, and internet marketing.
Sam is offering a 15% DISCOUNT for ACMAC Members on web hosting, design and management services (membership verification required).
For more details please contact Sam or check out the YinYang website:
Look no further for pukka hand-made clinic screens…
A message from Jeremy Marshall, of Lewes Community Acupuncture:
Whilst co-running Lewes Community Acupuncture over the past few years, I have watched our poorly made, mass produced Japanese shoji screens slowly fall apart and need repair.
In answer to this I began to design and make my own screens, and have now created a beautiful 3 panel folding screen. These pine screens are handmade, very sturdy, and can handle the constant packing up and down that comes with multibed use. The material is double stitched for strength, and lets enough light through to maintain the natural light in the room, yet provides a sense of intimacy and personal space around each couch. They sell for £155 each to non-ACMAC members, or £145 to ACMAC members, and various delivery options are available. Contact me for details.
I also have a couple of other designs in the pipeline, including a properly made Japanese shoji screen. The idea with these screens is to provide a quality product that will last for a long time and not need repair or replacing in a few years time.
I have also been busy repairing couches for various clinics over the past few years and would like to offer ACMAC members this service as well. Often when we set up multibed clinics and buy several couches, cost is the only consideration. Most however, are poorly designed and constructed (often in China!) and can’t really handle the constant setting up and down required in our clinics.
So if you have any broken couches, please send me a photo and I may be able to fix it: it may be cheaper than having to buy a new couch. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention!
You can contact Jeremy Marshall at email@example.com or on 07929742243.