Choosing an Acupuncturist

When you choose a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac), you are choosing treatment by a health care professional certified to perform Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) based acupuncture in the Province of Ontario.

Registered Acupuncturists use TCM ideologies to diagnose each patient, providing the benefits of true TCM Acupuncture treatments.

Acupuncture is not one size fits all or just knowing the points to use. Acupuncture should be administered accordingly. For example, what western medicine calls Endometriosis has at least 11 distinct TCM diagnoses with individualized treatments for each.

Registered Acupuncturists are required to assess and diagnose each patient, maintaining a treatment plan according to the patient’s particular TCM case. This is crucial for complex conditions such as infertility, pregnancy, or post-partum care.

Other practitioners such as chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, etc. use needles on acupuncture points but only Registered Acupuncturists are trained in and provide the full benefits of TCM.

Protect your investment in your health care
see an Acupuncturist registered with the
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).