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Course Update June 30, 2020


We had last announced that the onsite component of courses would not be held prior to June 30th due to covid-19. Since that announcement, some provinces have moved to stage 3 of reopening, and some restrictions are being relaxed re group size. Many of you are back to work, albeit with stringent safety requirements in…Read More

Covid-19 Update May 28, 2020


Some health professionals are starting back to clinical practice, as provinces start to reopen. However, social distancing measures and restrictions on the numbers of people allowed to gather, continue to be in effect. Due to this situation, Acupuncture Canada must continue to postpone the onsite component of upcoming courses and exams. We want to ensure…Read More

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

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