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CMASA March 2018 Newsletter
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Australia to conduct a seminar tour on the latest APHRA regulations and legislations on TCM practice. The schedules of the tour are: 18th March Queensland, 25th Chief Director Rose Chan, and Pao Lung Chen will be traveling around March NSW, 22nd April Victoria. 

Presenting topics of the tour will involve:

Current problems experienced by TCM practitioners in Australia, [4 Professional issue CPD]. 

Content of the questionnaire.

1.     Questions to evaluate the practicability of the new patient record requirements implemented by CMBA in 2016.

2.      Questions to identify issues associated with the new herbal dispensing policy changes in clinical practice.

3.     Questions to reveal member comments on “Should TCM practice be covered by Medicare?”

4.     Questions to reveal member comments on “Should none-registered practitioners be practicing DRY NEEDLING?” 

Purpose of the questionnaire.

a.     To reflect the practicability of new CMBA regulations on patient record keeping and herbal dispensing, and provide a base for CMBA for future regulation reform.

b.     Provide a starting point for incorporating acupuncture treatment into the Medicare health cover scheme.

c.      Perform a survey to gather comments from our members on dry needling. 

established the legislation and regulation department (LRD) to assist members in complying with government policies on professional practice. Dr. Pau Lung Chen, manager of the LRD, together with members of the council Liu Jian Feng (NSW), Fang San (NSW), Xu Wei Luo (NSW), Gu Wen Xiong (SA), Li Xiao Lin (SA), Sun Qiao Qi (QLD), Zao Yu Long (WA), through the use of their spare time, were actively involved in meetings and conducting researches on the drafting of the Questionnaire. 

This questionnaire was carried out primarily for the understanding of the needs of our members in responds to the recent registration of TCM and the impact of the policy change on our clinical practice. The survey would provide the Association a better understanding of its member’s needs, and being able to structure its short and longer term strategic plans much more efficiently.

Therefore, I would like urge all members to participate in the questionnaire.


NSW Branch

NSW Academic Programs March 2018: 

Time: 25/3/2018(Sunday) 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Presenter:Dr. Rose Chen(TCM),,       Dr. Liu Hong Shi(TCM)


·        Rose Chen: Government standards and requirements in labeling and patient records.

·        Hong Shi Liu: Clinical use of acupuncture and needle manipulation 

Back ground descriptions:


Dr. Rose Chen (TCM) was graduated from Guangzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine University, and subsequently obtained Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine from University of Sydney.

Had significant experience in internal medicine, gynaecology, paediatrics, and miscellaneous diseases.

Dr. Rose Chen (TCM), was a special invited guest to the SBS radio program, since 1995.From 2003 to now he was an invited guest to the 2CR radio program “Antique TCM receipts, and TCM practice, Thursday 7-8pm” 

Dr. Liu Hong Shi (TCM), Chief physician, graduated from He Nan Traditional Chinese Medical University in 1985. He was subsequently worked in TCM hospital of Qin Dao, and Massage recovery hospital of Qin Dao. 

Dr. Liu Hong Shi (TCM), has been practicing TCM, acupuncture and research for more than 30 years. She is an expert in TCM diagnosis and acupuncture using Neijing theory. She also practices surface needling and uses TCM medicine. By using the above-mentioned techniques, he was competent in neural cardio disorders such as: hemiplegia, facial paralysis, prosopalgia, facial spasm, head ache, vertigo, migraine and shaking palsy. As well as that, Dr. Liu is also effective in treating pains of neck, shoulder, back, knee, and limbs; these included tennis elbow, period pain, hyperplasia of mammary gland. Chronic gastritis, irritable bow syndrome and obesity are also Dr. Liu’s area of competency.

Venue:          Ashfield Club ,1-11 Charlotte St., Ashfield NSW

Course No:   N18MR25

CPD:   3 points  (formal)




On site, card only: (Standard) member $40/Non-member $50






• Please state your full name and CMASA membership number and Course number.

• Please email us a prove of payment to


Seminar Preview:

1)15/4/2018 Meng Jie:

·        Slipped disc treatment using “Eight and Ten Needle” acupuncture technique.

2)20/5/2018 Prof.  Shou Ning Lin

·        Current medical research and TCM treatment on chronic stomach disease.

3)29/7/2018 Dr. Danforn Lim:

·        Government legislation and regulations on TCM practice.

Wei Guo Qing:

·        A new fast and effective acupuncture technique.

5)26/8/2018 Jia Bin Xiao:

·        The study of the Synopsis of Golden Chamber

6)30/9/2018 Benny Fan:

·        Clinical application of acupuncture and its underlying mechanisms in the treatment of menopause.

7)28/10/2018 Jack Zheng:

Australia TCM clinical case study 

8)NOV CMASA Academic Summit.

VIC Branch 

Victoria CMASA Golden Autumn –  outdoor BBQ







2018 Victoria Academic Programs:






Presenter:   Prof. Zhu Bo             Assisant: Victor Wu

Back ground descriptions:

Prof. Zhu Bo was graduated from He Nan Bone Setting Medical School in 1964. Between 1964-1991, Dr. Zhu practice the combine use of TCM and conventional medicine in his medical treatment, teaching and research in Shanghai orthopaedic research institute, and Shanghai Jiaotong University affiliated Ruijin hospital.





Members must register their seminars up-front to obtain a copy of the seminar booklet and the CPD certificate. To register, please provide your full name either in Pinyin/English, and your CMASA registration number. Please inform us if you are a student or not a CMASA member or a student.


Seminar Preview:

22 April 2018

Presenting topics of the tour will involve:

Topic: Seminar on the new CMBA patient record and prescription policy and the explanation of the use of the CMASA questionnaire.

(4 professional issue CPD)


Presenter:   Chief Director Rose Chan, Dr. Pao Lung Chen(TCM)


Apr     Yang Hai Yan: TCM treatment of breast cancer

Jun:    JIaping Xiao (TBA)

Aug:   Shu Wang (TBA)

Oct:    Guoqing Wei (TBA)

Nov:   Qingju Wang: Orthopaedic treatment using Qi Gong

Plus two work shop (bilingual)

1, Kang Zhou (TBA)



QLD Branch


2018 Queensland Academic Programs:












Members must register their seminars up-front to obtain a copy of the seminar booklet and the CPD certificate. To register, please provide your full name either in Pinyin/English, and your CMASA registration number. Please inform us if you are a student or not a CMASA member or a student


Seminar Preview:






WA Branch


2018 Western Australia Academic Programs:





Back ground descriptions:

Dr. Liu Shunsheng (TCM) has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine and physiotherapy for more than 10 years. He found that the combine use of both TCM and modern conventional medical techniques were specifically effective for soft-tissue injuries.

He was awarded “Master of muscular and skeletal physiotherapy” in Curtin University. 







Members must register their seminars up-front to obtain a copy of the seminar booklet and the CPD certificate. To register, please provide your full name either in Pinyin/English, and your CMASA registration number. Please inform us if you are a student or not a CMASA member or a student.


Seminar Preview:

25 April

Xiaobing Huo: Asthma – TCM pattern differentiation and treatment    


27 May

Shuyi Zhang: The practice of acupuncture using Five elementals’ motion and S



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