Chinese New Year, often known as the Lunar New Year, is one of the biggest celebrations in China and other East Asian countries. Traditionally, it is a 15-day celebration festival that lasts until the following new full moon, with lots of loud noises, bright lights, fireworks, red clothes, and decorations to scare away monsters for the betterment of the upcoming year. On the very last day of the Lantern Festival, it’s customary to hang lanterns in temples or to carry them during the New Year parade. It is also the time of the year that families gather up to honor their ancestors with all kinds of food. In 2023, Chinese New Year falls on the day of the new moon, which will be the 22nd of January.
The Water Rabbit year represents intellect and the ability to turn unfortunate events around. This year is thus meant to bring more freedom an d independence to individuals that are talented and brave, encouraging them to take on projects that they would otherwise be hesitant to carry out. This year will bring to many the fortitude to overcome any challenges. Our society as a whole will become more focused towards finding alternative means towards justice and the greater good.
2023 is not only the year of the Rabbit… it’s also the first year of ACATCM’s Golden Jubilee!
It has been ACATCM’s mission since 1997 to provide our community with the highest degree of excellence in education and services within the fields of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
ACATCM is built on three fundamental goals:
- advancing education in the fields of acupuncture and TCM
- providing quality treatment to our community
- upholding research into the different facets of acupuncture and TCM
As such, in light of the new year, we would like to announce the launch of our most recent research program AB.SHIP – The Society Health Integration Project.
ACATCM would also like to extend the gratitude and appreciation to many of our amazing venture partners, including the Jiangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese, and the University of Calgary for their continued support in helping us making the world a better place.
ACATCM has always been eager to meet the demand of Canadians, year after year, we have witnessed an increased interest in individuals wanting to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. This year, we are settled in our new multiple floor ACATCM Downtown College Campus and along the Capitol Hill location where we have been serving Calgarians for years.
As well, our onsite Huatuo Clinics – Downtown and the Capitol Hill – also continue to provide complementary treatment to our community on top of our AB.SHIP – The Society Health Integration Project. Including our Community-Outreach Weekends program. For more, information visit https://www.huatuoclinic.com/
We want to give a big thanks to our incredible team of doctors and administrative staff. None of our achievements would be possible without our remarkable team. We are excited to see what the next 25 years have to hold!
Happy Chinese New Year everyone!