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Acupuncture and Dry Needling Paths for Chiropractors


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Most chiropractors need 200 hours of training before they can use needles in practice. After consulting with The College of Chiropractors of Alberta and with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, we now offer two different paths to those 200 hours. Check with your regulator to see what paths are open to you.

The Acupuncture Path

The first path offers 200 hours of training totally in acupuncture. Chiropractors take the 4 courses in our Acupuncture Core Program and then take the cumulative Level 2 written and practical examinations to make up their 200 hours of training.

The Acupuncture/Dry Needling Path

The second path offers the chance to combine acupuncture and dry needling courses – two distinct techniques. You can combine 2 acupuncture courses and Level 1 exams with our Dry Needling Level 1 and Level 2 courses to make up your 200 hours.

We’ve created an info-graphic to help explain the components of both paths. Please reach out by phone (416-752-3988) or email ( if you have questions about completing your training with Acupuncture Canada.


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