As some of you may already know, acupuncture is now being regulated in Ontario (as of April 1, 2013), which means that all practitioners must be registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario in order to practice acupuncture* or traditional Chinese medicine. Our acupuncturists at the Pacific Wellness are already members of the new college.
If you or your family (and anyone in Ontario) are considering acupuncture, it is essential that you seek registered/licensed acupuncturists to ensure that the practitioners have sufficient experience and training background in acupuncture. Many insurance companies now require the practitioner’s license number for acupuncture treatment coverage.
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine regulation news are summarized on this page.
* Some regulated healthcare professionals (such as chiropractors or physiotherapists) are still allowed to practice acupuncture with different training requirements.