As we quickly come to the close of another year and look forward to the new year’s arrival, may we all take a moment to remember all that was accomplished, the new adventures experienced and the memories that were made.
At the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the year of 2022 was full of movement, excitement and success.
At the beginning of the year, we completed our CHIP (Complementary Health Integration Project) research program. This study aimed at the effectiveness that CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) treatments can have on mental health, addictions and chronic pain. This was a collaboration with the ACATCM, the University of Calgary and the Alberta government and amazing results were accomplished.
In June, with COVID-19 restrictions lifted, we were once again able to organize a celebration to congratulate all the hard work and sacrifice put forth by our graduates. In fact, this was the biggest graduation ACATCM hosted since its inception. We were so proud to see all the happy faces, hear the laughter and view some interesting dance moves.
This year also marked the 25th anniversary of the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1997, the college opened its doors in anticipation of teaching others the philosophies of Acupuncture and TCM, and today can proudly proclaim that hundreds have graduated from our prestigious programs, with alumni all over the world.
Year after year, we have seen an increased interest in individuals wanting to learn Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Our humble beginnings started with a clinic and one-room classroom at the Market mall professional building. This fall, we opened up our multi-floor college in downtown Calgary with a second clinic located in Capitol Hill.
Our success would not be possible without our knowledgeable, hardworking, and talented students, staff and administration. Plus, our amazing patients. Their constant support and faith they give, in our ability to help them with their health concerns, inspire us to reach for higher levels of knowledge and become a better person. Thank you.
May your holiday sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
All the best to you and yours this holiday season.
Dr. Lynda Smith