Who are we?
The Bulgarian Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine /BSTCM/ is a non-profit organization of medical practitioners – physicians, dentists and kinesiologists with professional interest and special qualification in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment.
This year we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Bulgarian Acupuncture School, which was founded at the Department of Neurology, by our tutor Prof. Dr. Maria Tsekova, MD, PhD, upon her Fellowship Board certification after a year and a half spent in PR China. For 30 years, since 1977, I have coordinated the fellowship program in Acupuncture at the Faculty of Medicine in Sofia. During this period we have dedicated enormous efforts to popularize this Traditional Chinese Medicine therapeutic approach and extend the "rudimentary" physician’s knowledge to a profound "skillful" art of cure.
It was in May 1983, when I was President of the VIII SIA (Societe Internationale d’Acupuncture) World Congress, which was held in Sofia. More than 1,200 participants from all over the world took part in the event, at which the necessity of establishing an International Medical Doctor Acupuncture Association was realized. In October ICMART (International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques) became a fact. Twelve years later, a great ICMART Symposium was organized in the capital of Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian Acupuncture School has achieved utmost popularity worldwide. For many years, colleagues from all over the world are coming to Sofia to obtain, improve and perfect their theoretical and practical knowledge. International Acupuncture opinion-makers and key-note lecturers are common guests at our meetings, symposia and workshops. This year sunny Sofia will once again give us the opportunity to study and entertain in October! Any colleague, collaborator and co-worker is cordially invited to join our large and united family.