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Disclaimer, the official website of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (“the College”), provides information on legislation and regulations and health matters. The information is not a substitute for the advice of a health care provider and the user of this site should consult their health care provider for specific information on health matters. The content on this site is for information and educational purposes only. The mention of a website on this site does not imply any endorsement by the College. The College holds no responsibility to any organization, product or web sites.

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Trade-marks and Official Marks

The marks College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia and CTCMA are trade-marks and trade names of the College. The following marks are official marks of the College:

  • Dr. TCM;
  • D.T.C.M.;
  • D.T.C.M. (Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine);
  • Registered D.T.C.M.;
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine;
  • Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine;
  • R. Ac.;
  • Acupuncturist;
  • Registered Acupuncturist;
  • R. Ac. (Registered Acupuncturist);
  • R. TCM. P.;
  • R. TCM. P. (Registered TCM Practitioner);
  • R. TCM. H.;
  • R. TCM. H. (Registered TCM Herbalist);
  • Registered D.P.C.M.; and
  • D.P.C.M. (Doctorate of Philosophy in Chinese Medicine).

The trade-marks, trade-names, logo, and official marks of the College, and the icons appearing on this site, may not be used without the express written permission of the College.