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Acupuncture for Professionals Diploma Program

Diploma Code: ACU TCM 100
Title: Diploma in Acupuncture for Professionals
Tuition (CAD): 2995.00

Duration: 6 Months
Next Start: Ongoing New Classes Start Every Month
Class Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Brooklin

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This Acupuncture for Professionals diploma program is an eight (6) month part time program offered as one weekend per month.

Acupuncture for Professionals is designed for Professionals such as Medical Doctor's, Chiropractor's, Nurses, RMT's, Physiotherapists and Athletic Trainers etc.  Acupuncture is a growing area as an adjunct therapy for individuals already practicing in the health care field.

NOTE:  Acupuncture Program is on a list of self-confirmed programs on the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) website.

The program has been designed to teach you the basic and advanced techniques in acupuncture and to give you the practical skills necessary to practice safely and proficiently as well as get results quickly for your clients. 

The program is intensive and comprehensive and almost every practitioner who has completed this course will tell you, "you will feel confident to tackle just about anything you meet."

Our professional students are surprised at how much comprehensive information, experience and practical they receive but, even more amazed at how much they remember and the healing they achieve with their clients. 

  • Full attendance at all in class practical course sessions
  • Completion of required reading assignments and essays
  • Satisfactory completion of case studies and dissertation
  • A passing grade of 70% or higher on the final theory and practical examinations

  • APP 101 Anatomy and Physiology
  • If students have previously taken this course from a registered educational institution, a transcript is needed for exemption.
  • College Manual is included in the cost of tuition

Courses (7)
ID Course Code Title Tuition (CAD) Duration Primary Teacher
2 ACU 101 History, Theories and Laws 570.71 60 clock hours Paul Henderson
3 ACU 102 Meridians and Selective Points 570.71 60 clock hours Paul Henderson
4 ACU 103 Elemental Law and Physiological Effects of Acupuncture 570.71 60 clock hours Paul Henderson
5 ACU 104 Alarm, Back Shu, Symptomatic and Specific Points 570.71 60 clock hours Paul Henderson
6 ACU 105 Principles of Point Selection, Client Assessment and Legal Aspects 570.71 60 clock hours Paul Henderson
7 ACU 106 Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis, Korean Hand Acupuncture 570.71 60 clock hours Paul Henderson
10 ACU 109 Cupping, Moxibustion and Tuina 570.71 30 clock hours Paul Henderson
Books Required (4)
Title: Clinical Acupuncture
Author: Anton Jayasuriya
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 73.00

Description: Years of clinical practice have positively identified that acupuncture has a definite place in the health care of people throughout the world. It can be integrated successfully with modern medical practice. In properly trained hands it is inexpensive, harmless - but essentially effective over a large range of common disorders.

The new edition flowing from the voluminous and seemingly never-ending pen of Professor Anton Jayasuriya, is a further meaningful step in keeping students of this ancient art up to date with clear, concise information which shoud help them develop, with time, as well-qualified acupuncturists.
Title: Acupuncture
Author: Paul Henderson
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 25.00

Description: This book contains valuable information, charts and work sheets that will help the student throughout their program of study in Meridian Acupuncture with ICNH-TCM. Ideal reference material for Electro-Dermal Screening and Herbal Testing.

Book Included.
Title: Clean Needle Technique: A Manual for Acupuncturists
Author: Jenny Belluomini, MSN, NP, LAc
Type: Ebook
Price (CAD): 15.00

Description: This book is intended as a manual for students and practitioners of acupuncture, and as a textbook for courses of clean needle technique. Every effort has been made in this manual to elucidate aseptic technique based on the highest standards of practice and to explain the rationale for the recommendations made by the author. The student should be aware that specific procedures for needle insertion recommended by licensure and certification exams may vary from the content of this manual.
Title: Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture
Author: Lian, Yu-Lin, Chen, Dr. Chu-Yan
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 45.00

Description: Hardcover
An illustrated Manual of Acupuncture Points
Books Supplemental (9)
Title: Your Cure for Cancer only skin deep!
Author: Prof.(Dr. of Med.) Charles McWilliams
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 43.00

Description: The only Self-Help Guide to make alterative cancer therapies work for YOU. A bold revelation of what this century's early naturopaths learned about not only the causes of cancer, but also effective treatments and what you CAN DO NOW to save your life with this vital knowledge. Step-bystep instructions from a world renowned Naturopath, Homeopath, Acupuncturist, and Eclectic. Take Steps to control your life NOW is "purge this vicious disease from your body once and for all."
Title: Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 8th Edition
Author: Peggy C. Leonard, MT, MEd
ISBN: 978-0323-3592-07
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 86.95

Description: Textbook goes with course MED 101S bought separately, found under certificate courses.

Make learning medical terminology faster and more fun with Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 6th Edition! Featuring CDs with interactive games and audio pronunciations, this book helps you begin reading, writing, and speaking medical terms in the shortest time possible. Small chunks of information are always followed immediately by exercises, so students will be learning "every minute!" The many puzzles, activities, and games make it easier to understand and remember terminology. Written in a clear, conversational style by Peggy C. Leonard, MT, MEd, this book gives you the tools to communicate effectively in the health care environment.

April 2010 • Approx. 448 pp., 175 illus. •
Title: Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture
Author: Angela Hicks, MA, DipCHM, , John Hicks, PhD, DrAc, Peter Mole,
ISBN: 978-0-443-07170-6
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 96.95

Description: This exciting new textbook gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional five element acupuncture treatment. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the elements themselves, and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in five element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment, and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment — especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today.
Title: Auriculotherapy Manual, 3rd Edition
Author: Terry Oleson, PhD
ISBN: 978-0-443-07162-1
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 96.95

Description: Health professionals from a wide range of backgrounds apply auriculotherapy to successfully relieve chronic pain and treat addictions. The most popular book on the subject, this practical handbook combines information on Chinese and French systems of ear acupuncture to offer treatment plans for over 250 medical conditions. Presenting the ear reflex points based on extensive research conducted at the UCLA Pain Management Center, it provides a standardized auricular nomenclature system for designating different anatomical zones of the ear, and it represents each ear reflex point with both a number and an auricular zone location.
Title: Cosmetic Acupuncture A TCM approach to cosmetic and dermatological problems
Author: Radha Thambirajah
ISBN: 978-0-443-06954-3
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 70.95

Description: A practical handbook for the diagnosis and treatment of cosmetic and skin problems according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. This book presents the TCM theory that provides the rationale behind the choice of treatment and offers step-by-step instruction on how to treat cosmetic and skin problems through the use of acupuncture. The needling techniques for face lifting, cellulites and more are described clearly and the text is supported by illustrations showing the techniques.
Title: Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2nd Edition
Author: Zita West
ISBN: 978-0-443-10371-1
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 94.95

Description: ACUPUNCTURE IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise highly illustrated and practical guide to using acupuncture to treat women throughout their pregnancy and labour. Drawing on an unparalleled wealth of experience as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the author has produced a book accessible to both acupuncture students and practitioners covering physiology related to pregnancy and childbirth, illuminating links between Western knowledge and acupuncture approaches and suggesting points and point combinations for particular stages and actions during pregnancy and labour.
Title: Shen Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Chinese Medicine
Author: Elisa Rossi, MD, PhD, BA
ISBN: 978-0-443-10181-6
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 83.95

Description: SHEN: PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF CHINESE MEDICINE fully explains how the emotional, mental, and physical elements of Chinese Medicine in illness are an extremely effective therapy in dealing with cases where the alterations of the shen are both obvious and subtle. The book focuses on the psycho-spiritual aspects of patient's conditions and is purposely constructed to facilitate practitioners' formulations of diagnosis and treatment. It reflects throughout on the patient-practitioner relationship, resources, and various characteristics, inherent problems and qualities of acupuncture.
Title: Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy, 2nd Edition
Author: Ilkay Z. Chirali
ISBN: 978-0-443-10266-0
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 94.95

Description: This new edition explores and describes techniques of cupping in the context of TCM theory. It provides a clear and detailed set of practical guidelines to applying this technique for various common conditions, and looks closely at issues of safety, expectation and theoretical principles of action. This new edition includes new scientific research on cupping therapy and the effect on the immune system as well as new material on muscular pain, stress management and cupping therapy and sports medicine. A DVD complements the text with video clips showing the eleven methods of cupping therapy.
Title: Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine
Author: Jane Lyttleton
ISBN: 978-0-443-06640-5
Type: Printed
Price (CAD): 96.95

Description: Providing a clear understanding of infertility, this practical resource analyzes and describes the diagnoses and treatment of infertility — both male and female — with Chinese medicine. It includes Western medical information with explanations of physiology, reproductive biology, and modern infertility treatments to expand the understanding of patient options. Content discusses all aspects of achieving a successful pregnancy, including pre-conception care, conception, pregnancy and miscarriage, and modern medical treatments.