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Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture with Prof. Poney Chiang

OCTCM Toronto Campus will be hosting the Neuro Meridian Integrative Acupuncture Program with Prof.Poney Chiang, Ph.D, .R.TCMP, R.Ac this summer! 

  • Module 1 July 15-17, 2024. 9am to 7pm. @OCTCM Toronto

  • Module 2 July 18,19,22, 2024. 9am to 7pm.  @OCTCM Toronto

  • Cadaver Lab July 20, 2024. 9am to noon. @CMCC (6100 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M2H 3J1)

  • Module 3 July 23-25, 2024. 9am to 7pm.  @OCTCM Toronto

Prerequisites: Enrolled students must be term 5 or later. Part time students, please email toronto@octcm to ask about prerequisites.

For OCTCM enrolled students, this course can count towards your elective requirements, but will not be covered in full by your regular tuition. 

Because OCTCM is hosting the course, we are able to offer OCTCM students and alumni 20% off of the regular registration fee.

  • Whole Program: 

  • Alumni: $3,600 CAD + %13 HST (regular price $4500)

  • Enrolled student**: $3,000 + HST including 75 hours of electives towards diploma requirements.  

  • Module 1 Only: Can't commit to the full program? Alumni or Enrolled students may also take only Module 1 for $1350 + HST or Module 1 + Cadaver Lab for $1500 + HST. For enrolled students this includes 30 hours that can be counted towards elective credits. 

*Non-refundable registration confirmation will be required by May 1st. Payment plans may be available. Reduced rate is offset by your tuition fee.

Limited spots available on a first come first serve basis!

What is Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture?

Patients mostly seek acupuncture for neuro-muscular pain conditions. Yet the typical TCM acupuncture curriculum emphasizes internal medicine at the expense of physical medicine skills. This continuing education program aspires to fill this void in clinical training.

Eastern medicine reveres ancient canons as the highest authority whereas Western medicine esteems peer-reviewed journals as the gold standard. Therefore we integrated medical canons with scientific research to create a program that preserves the core values unique to each system.

This is an advanced program that trains clinicians to possess the critical and manual skills to treat a wide variety of neuro-muscular pain and neurological conditions. Our mission is to prepare acupuncture clinicians to become experts in integrative acupuncture.

Program Highlights
  • Learn authentic (pre-TCM) point locations from the Inner Classic and Systematic Classic

  • Learn precise palpation and unique DeQi response for each point

  • Learn nerve-block needling techniques used by anesthesiologists 

  • Learn classical needling techniques described in the Huang Di Nei Jing

  • Learn the only scalp acupuncture system that is confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Day 1:

  • Introduction to Integrative Acupuncture

  • Neuro-stimulation & De Qi Sensation for Upper Extremity Part 1-2

  • Neurological Mechanism of Acupuncture

  • Neuro-stimulation & De Qi sensation for Upper Extremity Part 3-5

Day 2: 

  • Upper Extremity Treatment Protocol Demonstration: De Quervain tenosynovitis, Medial/Lateral Epicondylitis, Tricep Tendinosis, Bicepital Tendinitis, Rotator Cuff Syndrome

  • SMART Guideline: East & West Integration

  • Neuro-stimulation & De Qi sensation for Neck & Head Part 1

Day 3:

  • Battlefield Acupuncture (permission granted by founder Dr. Niemtzow)

  • Neuro-stimulation & De Qi sensation for Neck & Head Part 2

  • Neck & Head Treatment Protocol Demonstration: Cervicalgia, Tension Headache, Migraine, Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJD, Facial Nerve (Bell's) Palsy, Tinnitus, Xerstomia

Lead Instructor/Founding Director

Poney Chiang received a PhD in biomedical research from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, followed by a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York.

He is an adjunct professor and founder of the Integrative Acupuncture Certificate Program for the Faculty of Health at York University (Toronto). Poney is a professor at the American Neuro-Acupuncture Institute in Santa Fe, and former chair of the herbal medicine department at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Poney is an expert in peripheral neuro-anatomy of acupoints and their associated neuro-modulation needle techniques. He has been invited to lecture at various international TCM and biomedical acupuncture symposiums and conduct workshops in North/South America, Europe and Australia. His current research interest includes MRI-based study of the neuro-anatomy of acupoints, as well as the efficacy of acupuncture in reducing post-operative opioid usage.

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