Ancient Wisdom, Modern Practice
Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine and Healing Arts Centre offers training in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic therapies in Toronto. Eight Branches hosts classes and workshops promoting restoration of health and prevention of illness. Learn more about Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at our Toronto campus located in the Annex in downtown Toronto, Ontario.
Eight Branches Diploma Programs
This program qualifies graduates to write the Pan-Canadian regulatory examinations and to become a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac). The program can be completed in 2 years studying full-time (6 semesters) or 3 years studying part-time (9 semesters). The program combines Eastern and Western medical theory, clinical practice and internships. In addition to acupuncture and moxibustion, the curriculum includes training in eastern nutrition, introductory herbology, tuina, zen shiatsu, cupping, gua sha and the taoist arts.
This program qualifies graduates to write the Pan-Canadian regulatory examinations and to become a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and a Registered TCM Practitioner (R.TCMP). The program can be completed in 3 years studying full time (9 semesters). In addition to teaching acupuncture and moxibustion, the program integrates an extensive Herbology coursework and covers the main specialties of Chinese medicine, such as Internal and External Medicine, Gynaecology and Paediatrics.
A 4 year full-time (12 semesters) diploma program preparing graduates to qualify as an Advanced Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner or Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, according to different Provincial designations. In addition to the TCMP curriculum, the Advanced curriculum focuses on integrated treatment and specialized fields as well as the study of the Chinese medicine classics such as the huang di nei jing and the shang han lun.