Our Association Banner Shown in the Street Festival Winnipeg

On August 31 and September 1, 2018, our association (Manitoba Professional Acupuncture Association) took part in the Winnipeg Chinese Culture and Community Centre street festival. As well as introducing our association to the public, we educated people about the benefits of Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc.
Thanks to our members who participated in the event: Zhelong Wang, Yunan Ma, Yu Jing Qiu, Li Zhou, Mingyi Li, Hong Ji, Guojian Huang.

Academic Lecture of World TCM Forum

"Treatment of Coracoid Process Syndrome by Super-Micro-Acupotomy" by Dr. GouJian Huang on 17th June 2018 Sunday.

2018 Safety Course for New Members

On April 15, 2018, a safety course was held for new MPAA members. This is a mandatory course and was attended by 11 new members.
Safety course topics were covered:

  1. Safety Practice for Acupuncture was presented by Guo Jian Huang R.Ac.
  2. Infectious Control was presented by Josie Cantafio R. Ac.
  3. Clinical Record requirements and Manitoba health requirement by government. presented by Shandis Price R.Ac.
  4. Ethics was presented by Paul Kohlmeier R. Ac.

All new members wrote and successfully passed the exam at the end of the day. The new MPAA members will receive 4 credit hours for continue education.

2018 MPAA Continuing Education Seminar

On Sunday, March 11th, 2018, MPAA presented a Continuing Education Seminar.
The speakers were;

  1. Dr. Shandis Price with FSN review and case studies.
  2. Dr. Paul Conyette ND, who explained laboratory services for Acupuncturists and the overlapping of modalities between naturopathic doctors and acupuncturists with the opportunity for future collaborations.
  3. Dr. Mingyi LI who spoke about Jiao scalp acupuncture and its clinical applications, and demonstrated the technique.
  4. Paul Kohlmeier R.Ac. with an introduction to Tan’s Acupuncture, its clinical applications and a demonstration.
The event was well attended with 31 MPAA members and nonmembers. All who attended received an abundance of very useful information and an excellent review of topics. MPAA members will receive 8 continuing education credits for attending.

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Upcoming MPAA Safety Course

The MPAA will be offering a safety course on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

The course will cover safe procedures for needling, infection control, clinical record requirements, ethics, and professionalism. A short multiple choice test will follow the lectures.

Course time - 10:00am to 2:00 pm
Location - MPAA Office, Unit A-2810 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone - 204-452-3654
Cost - $50.00
Please register, by mailing or dropping off your registration form with payment at the MPAA office by April 1st, 2018.

Click here to download "Safety Course Registration Form"

2017 Christmas Party and Annual General Meeting

On Sunday, December 17, 2017 the MPAA Christmas Party and Annual General Meeting was held at Ye’s Buffet. Members of the MPAA and their guests enjoyed a delicious buffet luncheon followed by our AGM, which was attended by 18 members.

At the meeting our newly elected president, Dr. Guojian Huang, was introduced. He will serve a two year term starting January 01,2018. The MPAA’s year end financial statement and the processes involved for provincial registration were also discussed.

The MPAA board would like to wish all members a Happy New Year.

2017 Thread Embedding Needling Seminar

On Monday, November 13, 2017 the MPAA sponsored an educational seminar. Dr. Shoudang Wang presented on the topic of Acupoint Thread Embedding Needling, a technique he developed which is used extensively in China and the USA. Dr. Wang has clinics and practices in both Beijing, China and New York City, USA.

Topics discussed included the benefits of Thread Embedding Needling for facial rejuvenation, spinal health, and weight loss.

Dr. Wang demonstrated this technique for shoulder pain, weight loss, and body shaping. He also demonstrated the benefits of Chinese massage for the treatment of lower limb edema.

The course was attended by 14 acupuncturists from the Winnipeg area. Participants received 5 credit hours toward continuing education.

2017 Subcutaneous Needling Conference

The MPAA hosted a 2 day training course on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th, 2017. The lecturers Dr. Zhonghua Fu and Dr. Ho travelled from Nan Jing, China and presented on Fu's Subcutaneous Needling (FSN). 36 acupuncturists from Manitoba, Alberta and the USA attended the training course.

  • FSN was developed by Dr. Fu in 1996 and is taught throughout China.
  • FSN is a simple, safe, quick and painless technique.
  • Winnipeg was the first stop on Dr. Fu's and Dr. Ho's North American Teaching Tour.
  • Dr. Fu and Dr. Ho demonstrated FSN techniques in the treatment of several clients with various diseases and conditions.
  • At the end of the two day training course attendees practised the FSN technique on each other under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Fu and Dr. Ho.
  • Attendees learned not only the technique of FSN but also its indications, contraindications, effectiveness, and benefits.
  • Each attendee at the FSN training course received 14 credit hours.

2017 May Bloodletting Seminar

Sunday May 7, 2017, the MPAA sponsored a continuing education seminar lead by Dr. Guojian Huang, RAc. on bloodletting therapy. Dr. Huang discussed the use of bloodletting therapy within the TCM framework and its application for various disease conditions. His presentation also demonstrated proper bloodletting techniques as well as the safety precautions and contraindications of bloodletting therapy.

Specifically, Dr. Huang demonstrated the use of bloodletting therapy for the treatment of back pain, shoulder pain, and eczema.

The seminar was attended by 14 participants. All who attended gained some very useful information that expanded our knowledge on the topic and provided us with a different treatment modality to care for our clients.

2017 April Continuing Education Seminar

On Sunday, April 9th the MPAA sponsored a continuing education seminar that was attended by 16 members. Topics included:

  • Techniques and benefits of pediatric massage for the treatment of TCM conditions was presented by Yu Lan Mah R.Ac.
  • Beauty Facial massage was presented by Devin Beaudry RMT. The demonstration included facial rejuvenation and massage with the use of hot and cold stones; walking cupping on the face and upper chest; and a herb mask on the face.
  • NAET treatments for elimination of various allergies and sensitivities was presented by Shao Li Shi R.Ac. She demonstrated the assessment and treatment techniques of NAET.
  • Acupuncture for lower back pain and correcting pelvis alignment was presented by Yu Jing Qiu R.Ac.
  • It was a very informative day for our members to share and discuss new techniques and treatment modalities. Members received seven credit hours towards their continuing education requirement for attending.

2017 January CPR Training

On January 15, 2017 several members from the MPAA attended CPR training at the Canadian First Aid Training Center on Provencher Blvd.
It was a very informative training session. The course included instruction and practice in Adult, Child and Infant CPR and choking as well as use of AED's.
Upon successful completion of course and exam participants received a certificate of completion.