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CMASA News April 2018
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Chief Director Rose Chan, and Pao Lung Chen will be traveling around 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 (finished), 25th March NSW (finished),22nd April Victoria.

Presenting topics of the tour will involve:

Current problems experienced by TCM practitioners in Australia, Seminar on the new CMBA patient record and prescription policy and the explanation of the use of the CMASA questionnaire

[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.

Under the guidance of Chief Director Rose Chen, the association has now 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.


CMASA National office notice:

1,Great News!

The CMASA website is not fully functional.
the website will provide the latest updates on the associate's dynamics, upcoming seminars, application forms and electronic books, journals and literatures, event memos and more.

The website will soon provide advertising functions for members to promote their services, job vacancies and sales of medical equipment’s and products.

Forums will also be avaiable for clinical case discussions. The website will be the frontage of the association and home to the CMASA members.

For more efficient treasury management, payments to CMASA such as membership and activities fees will only have processed via EFTPOS, online payment or direct bank transfer. That is NO CASH handlings in the office or at reception of seminars or workshops.

2,Payment method:

1.     Online payment, Direct bank transfer.

2.     Deposit cash at a bank to CMASA bank account.

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

4.  Please email us payment evidence to

CMASA National office operating hours:

•        Monday to Friday 10am – 6 pm Sydney time. Our telephone help line hours are 11 am – 4 pm, Monday to Friday. For general and none urgent inquiries please contact the office during the help line hours, as the remaining of the office hours are prioritized for urgent matters.  For seminars, it Is a courtesy to arrive on time, and it would also avoid disrupting other listeners.

•        Tel: 02-97276831

•        Preferred contact(

•        In order for us to attend to member’s affair in a timely manner, please email us for changing of details or new rebate application. Please state your CMASA membership number, full name and reason for email in the subject column.


NSW Branch

NSW Academic Programs April 2018:


15/4/2018(Sunday)  6:30pm - 9:30pm


Prof. Meng Jie


Lower back 8/10 needle treatment for herniation.


Clinical application of clear mind, open orifice and shen calming technique.

Back ground descriptions:

Graduated from Guiyang TCM Medical school. Currently appointed as the Chief physician of acupuncture, and head of the research for neuro disease in Guangzhou, Liwan TCM hospital. In addition, he is also a professor of Guangzhou Chinese Medical University and member of the council of Guangdong acupuncture society.

 He is an apprentice to Shi Xueming medical Fellow of Tianjing TCM medical university, who has developed a novel acupuncture technique, “clear brain, open orifice and Shen calming needling technique.”

In 2012, Guangdong TCM regulatory committee established a research project on “Mang style needling for the treatment of arterial cervical disease”. The project showed that the technique provides very effective clinical treatment for arterial cervical disease, and the research data were published in a number of key national journals.


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

Course No:   N18AP15

CPD:   3 points  (formal)


(Early Bird) member $30/Non-member $40 (Booking before 12/4/2018)

 (Standard) member $40/Non-member $50



Member $50/Non-member $60 (registration deadline 12/4/2018)



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





Jo (02) 9727 6831 1-4pm Mon- Fri


Commonwealth Bank


A/C Name: CMASA Education


BSB: 062133    A/C NO: 18001600

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

• Please email us a prove of payment to


Seminar Preview:

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 

2018 Victoria Academic Programs:


22/4/2018 1.30pm - 5:30pm      (Sunday)


Building B, level 4,Lecture Theatre 6 (B4.12)Deakin University Burwood Campus


221 Burwood Highway, Burwood.


1, Current problems experienced by TCM practitioners in Australia


2, The new CMBA patient record and prescription policy and the explanation of the use of the CMASA questionnaire.


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

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. Pao Lung Chen(TCM) Graduated with a bachelor from Taiwan TCM university in 1993. During the first decade of TCM practice in Taiwan, he also acquired a further qualification in TCM traumatology, acupuncture, and TCM internal-medicine.


member $25/Non-member $40


4 points (professional issue)


MASA Vic official WeChat or

(registration deadline 22.03.2018)



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:

May-Oct:      Yang Hai Yan: TCM treatment of breast cancer

Shu Wang(TBA)

Guoqing Wei(TBA)

Qingju Wang: Orthopaedic treatment using Qi Gong

Nov:   Members Summary Conference at the end of Year Plus two work shop (bilingual)

1, Kang Zhou (TBA)



QLD Branch

2018 Queensland Academic Programs:


25/4/ 2018  6pm – 9pm (Sunday)


TCM centre  (803 Beenleigh Rd, Runcorn QLD 4113)


Beijing Shuang Qiao Luo style bone setting method.


Xihuan Yan

Back ground descriptions:

Director of Beijing TCM orthopedic research association?

Founder of the “Plug tendon and open channel” system.

Dr. Yian Xi Huan is apprentice to the renowned TCM orthopedic practitioner, Luo, Youming. He has been practicing, mentoring and performing research on the field for more than 30 years. Plug tendon and channel tonifying theory was developed through the jointed usage of TCM theory, modern sports science, medical anatomy, muscle and tendon theory. It involves the key principles of anatomical positions and landmarks, bones and tendon relationship, sequential applications of treatment manipulation, leverage and natural motion of matter

He has also categorized mechanical injuries into musculoskeletal, tendon, blood vessels and nerves categories for more effective teaching. 


3 points (Formal)


member $80/Non-member $120 On-site cash payment


Dr. Luke(TCM)   0423030714(SMS)




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:


Shuyi Zhangi: The Calamvale Hotel Mezzanine Room use of acupuncture on the treatment of knee joint disease.


Guoqing Wei:Scapulohumeral Periarteritis – Precision acupuncture



Sizhong Zheng: Treatment of dermatological diseases using TCM.


Legislation and Regulation of TCM practice

WA Branch


2018 Western Australia Academic Programs:


22/4/ 2018  3pm - 6pm (Sunday)


Manning Rd Karawara (George Burnett Leisure Centre)6152


1,How to use patient record software in TCM clinical practice 


2,Clinical application of acupuncture treatment on frozen shoulder


Dr. Guoqing Wei (TCM)

Back ground descriptions:

Dr Wei graduated in 1987 from Guiyang TCM College. He was then conferred with Master of Herbal Research, faculty of Pharmacy University of Sydney; and doctorate degree of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. He then worked in Hospital of Osteopathy of Guangzhou TCM University in HaiZhu District. Vice Chairperson of the Specialty committee of Pain Rehabilitation of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

The Council Member of Specialty committee of Diagnostics of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

The Secretariat-general of the Australia Guizhou Fellow Association

Committee member of Australian Union of Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Visiting Professor of Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Visiting Professor of Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

NSW Justice of the Peace.


member $15/Non-member $25


3 points  (formal)


DR.Fenghaiyan (TCM) Phone 0469545139(SMS)



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 Six energy theory.

24 June  

Haolong Zhao: A review of current TCM physio-pathological research on brain disease


Sizhong Zheng: TCM treatment of dermatological diseases.

28/10/2018 TAB

NOV   Legislation and Regulation of TCM practice


SA Branch

2018 South Australia Academic Programs:

May:  Guoqing Wei: Clinical application of acupuncture treatment   on frozen shoulder

July:    Limian Wu: (TBA)


September:  Jiahuan He, Yingchao Zhao(etc): Massage in TCM clinical practice

October:       Jinxiu Liu:  Clinical use of Six Division diagnosis and herbal formulas

November:   CPD annual summary


NSW   Mandarin First Aid – HLTAID003

First Aid Class : 6 May 2018      

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

Contact: Dr. Zheng Fang(TCM)

WeChat: Janetzheng0207

Text:  0411068843


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