Acupuncture Canada



COVID-19 Update


  Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the strict social distancing measures and the mandated closure of educational institutions and many business, Acupuncture Canada must continue to postpone the onsite component of upcoming courses. We want to ensure the safety of students and instructors in the midst of this pandemic. For those students travelling…Read More



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

PTSD and Chronic Pain with Dr. Steven KH Aung


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

Lessons from the 2018 Orthopaedic Symposium


Guest post from Catharine Maxwell-Palmer, BScPT, FCAMT, CAFCI. Catharine is an instructor with Acupuncture Canada and President-Elect of the Board of Directors. She practices in Calgary.

Orthopaedic Symposium

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

From patient to practitioner to educator. One physiotherapist’s career path with acupuncture.


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

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture?


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: Treating Whiplash


“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

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