Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine







Eight Branches 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.


Ancient Wisdom, Modern Practice

Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine is a Toronto Acupuncture School that offers students a 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.  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 acupuncturemoxibustionherbology and western medicine. The curriculum is further enriched with training in:

•Traditional Chinese acupuncture             •Japanese acupuncture & moxibustion

•Five-element acupuncture                         •Zen Shiatsu

•Tuina                                                                   •Nutritional therapy

•Taoist arts                                                         •and participation in various clinics.

Diploma Programs

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Program Hours: 2400 hours

Clinical Hours: 660 hours 

Program Length: 6 semesters

This 3 year program can be completed in 2 years full-time or in 3 years part-time

Program Hours: 3375 hours

Clinical Hours: 960 hours 

Program Length: 9 semesters

This 4 year program can be completed in 3 years full-time

Program Hours 4335 hours

Clinical Hours: 1320 hours

Program Length: 12 semesters

This 5 year program can be completed in 4 years full-time


Graduate Success Rate

Eight Branches Graduates have the highest pass rate on National Board Regulatory Examinations (CARB-TCMPA) in Ontario.  Eight Branches Graduates have a 90% success rate as compared to a 68% national average.  Most recently, our 2018 Graduates achieve a 100% pass rate. We are so proud of our amazing graduates and dedicated faculty who have made this possible.  Visit the CTCMPAO website to view school results here https://www.ctcmpao.on.ca/ExamResults_ACU and here https://www.ctcmpao.on.ca/ExamResults_TCMP

The Eight Branches of Chinese Medicine

Our academy teaches all Eight Branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine in each of our programs, including bodywork techniques, nutrition, herbs, as well as the Taoist Arts like Tai Chi and Qi Gong. 
By highlighting each of these Eight Branches of Chinese Medicine our programs are more comprehensive and truer to the historical roots of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Graduates of Eight Branches will be able to provide truly holistic care with knowledge and skill in the many tools Chinese Medicine offers.



1 Treatment Session

+ 1 Free Follow-Up


3 Treatment Sessions



6 Treatment Sessions


List of Treatments:

Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Herbal Medicine, Tui Na, Nutritional & Lifestyle Counselling, Cupping, Gua Sha, Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture and Seeding.


Clinic Hours:

Monday 6:00pm-10:00pm     

Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm 

Saturday 2:00pm-8:00pm

How to Book an Appointment:

By Email: teachingclinic@eightbranches.ca
By Phone: +1416-925-5722
In Person: 112 Merton, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M6H 2G6

Upcoming Events

Eight Branches also hosts classes and workshops that encourage self-management of one’s health and ongoing wellness. Here's a look at some of our upcoming events:

Contact us for additional information on our course offerings, rates and class availability.


Acupuncture for Infertility with Yuxiang Wang

Cost: $200 Student$250 Practitioner

(Early Bird Pricing)

$250 Student & $300 Practitioner

(After March 25th)

Date: April 25th 2020 10am-6pm

April 26th, 2020 10am-6pm

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Our Campus

Eight Branches has recently expanded and renovated our campus, and now offers students a range of classroom environments to suit different types of study including academic classrooms, a serene studio and teaching clinic with 8 full equipped clinic spaces. We also house an extensive library and apothecary.

Our spaces are also available for rental for public workshops and classes. If you are interested in renting space, please contact us for more information.

Visit Eight Branches

Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine is located at 112 Merton Street on the 3rd Floor. The major intersection is Yonge and Davisville. We are just a short walk (300 meters) from  Davisville Subway Station.

There are multiple parking options for visitors. 

If you are interested in renting space at Eight Branches feel free to contact us below for information about rates.




Contact Us

Interested in applying for a program or renting space?  Feel free to send us an email for more information.




112 Merton, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M4S 2Z8

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