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, Ontario.  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

Toronto Acupuncture School

Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine is a Toronto Acupuncture School that offers students comprehensive education with a firm foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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. Eight Branches Graduates have the highest pass rate on Board Exams in Ontario.  Eight Branches Graduates have a 96% success rate as compared to a 68% national average. 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


Acupuncture Program

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.


TCMP Program

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.


Advanced TCMP Program

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.