Acupuncture Canada offers a variety of courses for regulated health professionals ranging from introductory courses to advanced courses, to courses that teach Traditional Chinese Medicine assessment and treatment. Some courses take place onsite with hands-on workshops only, some combine online and onsite training, and we also deliver webinars.
Acupuncture Canada offers a training program for regulated healthcare professionals who want to integrate acupuncture into their practice. The Core Program consists of four courses that introduce you to acupuncture through a western-based anatomical or medical approach, along with an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts.
Anatomical acupuncture bridges the gap between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine. It is based on Western ideas on anatomy, physiology and diagnosis. It requires a thorough understanding of the anatomy related to the various acupuncture points, as points are chosen based on the anatomy and physiology of the problems being treated.
The four courses in the Core Program are:
Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture (AA1)
Clinical Applications in Anatomical Acupuncture (AA2)
Basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (BTCM)
Advanced Applications in Acupuncture (AA3)
All four courses combine online and onsite learning.
Our online component delivers a rich multimedia environment that engages students with narrated PowerPoint presentations, 3D animations, videos and case presentations provided by expert faculty. Designed to deliver an optimum learning experience for our students it is structured so that we can pace and assess students throughout the weekly format, and prepare students for our onsite, hands-on sessions. The onsite workshops are conducted in small groups. Practical instruction is based around the extensive practice of needle technique. All sessions are conducted by our expert cross-disciplinary faculty.
Regulatory bodies across Canada, and elsewhere, have a variety of standards in place before a health professional can practice acupuncture.
Acupuncture Canada’s program is purposefully flexible to allow professionals to complete the training required by their individual regulator for entry to practice. For example, most chiropractors in Canada require 200 hours of training plus examination before being able to practice. Our Core Program offers 200 hours of training with follow-up exams. Physiotherapists in some provinces in Canada are required to complete the AA1 and AA2 courses plus examinations before being able to practice, so those professionals can take those two courses and complete the Level 1 Examinations to satisfy their regulators’ requirements.
If you have questions about what training you need to take, it is best to contact your regulator. And then, please feel free to ask us how our program can help you reach your training goals.
If you have taken previous versions of courses such as Level 1, Part 1 or BTAOM, please contact the Acupuncture Canada office to discuss your entry point into our program and new training opportunities. Contact us at 416-752-3988. Please review the course transfer and cancellation policies before registering.
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