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

Eight Branches College of Eastern Medicine specializes in teaching the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and making it relevant in the modern world through capable and confident graduates. The student experience includes a balance of in-depth theory and extensive hands-on practice. The education is comprehensive— based on eight foundational branches of Eastern Medicine. Students are supported and mentored by a warm community, and encouraged to grow; personally, as an expert in TCM, and as a capable leader in your community. Eight Branches fosters thought-leadership, academic excellence and brings decades of experience to ensure that students are equipped for success, and most importantly, are able to better lives through this powerful and compassionate medicine.

We are committed to the success of our students, and to offering the best Eastern Medicine education in the province of Ontario, Canada. To this effect we have established a program that has lead to the highest pass rates on board regulatory examinations in the Province of Ontario. Eight Branches works diligently to ensure programs meet (and, where possible, exceed) the criteria for excellence set out by all the major North American regulatory bodies so that graduates can confidently practice this medicine no matter where their future takes them. Eight Branches offers continuing education, professional development and advancement to our students, graduates and faculty. We aim to create a supportive environment that encourages growth, and promotes leaders in the field of TCM. We aim to be a centre for mentorship and an incubator for leading edge approaches so that the very best this medicine has to offer is readily available via our ever-expanding community of dedicated and capable practitioners.

The Eight Branches
of Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture

Moxibustion

Cupping

Herbology

Gua Sha

Nutrition

Taoist Arts
(Yang Shen)

Asian Bodywork

Our Core Principles

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Education based upon the 8 foundational branches of Eastern Medicine.

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Focus on personal development and care based on the Daoist Arts, which enrich the understanding of this system of medicine.

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Balanced courses, offering both in-depth theory and extensive hands-on practice.

Educational
Excellence

At Eight Branches, we pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive education that is tailored to help our passionate students pass the necessary exams and help them build a successful professional practice.

Our students consistently outperform the Ontario average in terms of pass rates on the Pan-Canadian examinations, the only objective measure which is used to compare schools.
Graph depicting how Eight Branches consistently scores higher in written exam success rates compared to other Ontario colleges.
Graph depicting how Eight Branches consistently scores higher in clinical exam success rates compared to other Ontario colleges.
Graph depicting how Eight Branches consistently scores higher in written exam success rates compared to other Ontario colleges.
Graph depicting how Eight Branches consistently scores higher in traditional chinese medicine practitioner exam success rates compared to other Ontario colleges.
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Our Teaching Clinic

Explore affordable, community-based treatments from our student-run clinic. Supervised by our most talented instructors, the clinc is one of the many ways we help our students gain real-world expertise and knowledge in patient care.

Available Treatments:

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

Clinic Hours:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Closed
8:30am-10:00pm
1:00pm-10:00pm
Closed
6:00pm-10:00pm
9:00am-6:00pm
Closed

Common Questions

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