We are postponing the onsite components of courses until after April 30th. We are monitoring advisories from various provincial health agencies and Health Canada. Although our courses are not large gatherings and most students are local to them, the nature of the courses themselves prevent social distancing. We use hand sanitizer in all our courses…Read More
We’re thrilled to have Dr. Steven KH Aung teaching in Toronto on June 9th — PTSD and Chronic Pain: A Physical, Mental and Spiritual Approach with Aung Vital Energetic Alignment. Dr. Aung is one of the most outstanding acupuncture practitioners and teachers as well as being a family, geriatric and integrative medicine physician and TCM…Read More
In mid-October, I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Orthopaedic Symposium, jointly hosted by CAMPT (Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy) and the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA (Canadian Physiotherapy Association). The one-day presentations included speakers covering a variety of topics, from concussion to OA of the knee, from excellence to social media.…Read More
Linda Dyer-Macdonald is a teacher at Acupuncture Canada, as well as a registered physiotherapist. She owns and operates her own clinic, Sport-Medic Physiotherapy, in Orangeville, Ontario. She graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Science.
Acupuncture became central to her practice years ago, after her introduction to it as a patient. In 1997 she joined the faculty of Acupuncture Canada. A few years ago she led development of our Acupuncture Refresher Course. Linda’s journey shows the difference acupuncture can make in a career.…Read More
Although the practice of Dry Needling (DN) began to develop in the US in the 1940s, it was not until acupuncture made its way to North America in the 1970s that significant interest in DN took hold. Dry Needling is defined as the insertion of needles into tender points in the body without the injection…Read More
“Clinical Pearls” is a series that provides insight into the treatment of specific ailments, straight from our teachers and members. This contribution comes from Dr. Gerald Nemanishen, MD, CCFP, CAFCI.
One of the most common injuries to occur to a person’s neck is whiplash – the result of a sudden forward and backward movement of the head and neck, often caused by minor motor vehicle accidents. Dr. Nemanishen has found the application of Seirin Pyonex needles to be particularly effective and efficient in the treatment of acute cervical strain or whiplash. Pyonex needles are patch-type acupuncture needles that are designed to be maintained on the body for long-term placement.…Read More
AA1: Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture – The first leg of your journey
If you’re looking to better serve your patients through the integration of acupuncture into your practice, the first step is to build a foundation. Start with our AA1 course – Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture. During this 3-day in-classroom and 6-week online course, you’ll become familiar with the history of acupuncture, current research underlying its physiological mechanisms, and how the Meridian system works from the anatomical perspective. In addition to an in depth understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of acupuncture, AA1 equips you with the practical tools you need to locate and provide the rationale for effective acupuncture points for treatment of a variety of conditions.…Read More