Ancient Wisdom, Modern Practice
Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine offers training in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Eight Branches offers treatment to the public and hosts classes and workshops promoting restoration of health and prevention of illness.
Toronto Acupuncture School
Compliant with the criteria set out by the major North American regulatory bodies, the Eight Branches curriculum is taught by an expert faculty and meets the highest standards in the field of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Our commitment to graduate success is reflected by our graduates having outperformed their peers on National Regulatory Board Examinations. In addition, we offer our students extensive internship opportunities, mentorship and support after graduation.
Eight Branches is the only Acupuncture School in Toronto that includes advanced training in acupuncture, moxibustion, herbology and western medicine. The curriculum is further enriched with training in:
Eight Branches Healing Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary treatment facility that offers a wide range of holistic and traditional therapies, including Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Toronto. Eight Branches also hosts classes and workshops that encourage self-management of one’s health and ongoing wellness. The serene environment of the light-filled, dojo-style building provides a meditative space for both treatments and classes. Eight Branches is conveniently located 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.