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5 Reasons to Study Traditional Chinese Medicine

There are many benefits to embarking on a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is why it is growing in popularity for many as a second career option. Below are just a few of the reasons to consider a career in traditional Chinese medicine. Come by for a tour of our Toronto acupuncture school and discover more of your own reasons to study!

It’s Good for Your Health: A career as an acupuncturist or TCM practitioner means that you are not only offering health to your clients but practicing a healthier lifestyle yourself. Self-care is important to your future practice as an acupuncturist or TCM practitioner as it is critical that you stay strong and healthy enough to assist your clients in their quest better health. At our Toronto Acupuncture School learning self-care is an essential part of studying Chinese medicine so that you can model healthy practices and advise your clients from a deeper understanding of the possibilities of physical and emotional health.

Hands-On Work: As an acupuncturist your time spent sitting behind a desk or in front of a computer screen is minimal compared to many other types of employment. As an acupuncturist or TCM practitioner you get to use your hands and interact directly with the people you are helping. Hands-on work also offers you the opportunity to assess the results of your treatment immediately which can be very gratifying.

Lifelong Learning: Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are topics that will continue to inspire you to learn throughout your life as a practitioner. Because Traditional Chinese Medicine is thousands of years old there is a voluminous history recorded in ancient texts, and more recently, lots of new research continuing to be done. This wealth of information from a variety of perspectives offers endless opportunity to  broaden your understanding and applications of this medicine.

Job Satisfaction: Providing care that that takes the whole person into account, and offering guidance for lasting wellness feels good. It feels even better when you see your client’s health improve as you offer them tools to participate in their own health and wellness, and create meaningful health goals.

Growing field and Growing Possibilities– As acupuncture and Chinese medicine become more and more commonly used in the treatment of many health concerns there are more opportunities to collaborate and connect with professionals in other areas of health and medicine. Being part of a broader healthcare community means having the opportunity to learn how different modalities and practices can compliment each other- not only expanding your own insights and skill sets as a practitioner, but the health of your client as well.

Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine is a school of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Toronto Ontario. We offer diploma programs in both Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine that incorporate practical training and a focus on self care. Inquire at for a tour.

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