John & Jenny Traditional Chinese Medicine – About our Acupuncture and TCM School
ABOUT OUR ACUPUNCTURE & TCM SCHOOL
We are an Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) school providing authentic, clinic-oriented, and affordable top-quality TCM and Acupuncture diploma programs, certificates, courses, and CEUs in the Greater Toronto Area (Markham) for all skill levels including but not limited to R.ACs, R.TCMPs, RMTs, PTs, D.Cs and the general public.
ABOUT OUR ACUPUNCTURE & TCM SCHOOL’S MISSION
In short, our objective is to produce quality Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture professionals who will then make efficacious TCM and Acupuncture clinics accessible to the masses. To this end, we start by ensuring access to quality Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture education is affordable and flexible without detriment to quality, excellence, and authenticity.
ABOUT OUR ACUPUNCTURE & TCM SCHOOL TENETS
In order for our Acupuncture and TCM School to produce the best TCM practitioners and Acupuncturists, we understand that such medical professionals must be able to and adept at treating any disease presented to them in clinic – even emergent and novel diseases! The methodologies, theories, and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine throughout time evolved to do just this: treat anyone with any disease even new diseases. If acupuncturists and TCM practitioners fail to effectively serve this function, then they are not authentic practitioners of this medical system. It is not their fault either; it is the fault of their school and education in not instructing on how one can acquire the thought process behind the methodologies, theories, and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This goes beyond mere memorization of these methods, theories and practices; rather, it contextualizes these and serves to allow students to understand why a method, theory, technique, or practice is the way it is today. When one knows how TCM and Acupuncture looked at every step of the way throughout history to today, and when they understand why the changes occurred, then, and only then, are they are authentically equipped and adept practitioners of this medical framework. We shall stress, that an authentic TCM education, therefore, is not an education focusing on the ancient text of this practice alone; rather, it is one that exposes students to the ancients, to the experience of the experienced, to modern innovations within TCM, and the scientific literature concerning this practice of medicine. Only then can one truly appreciate and understand the evolution of medical theory and how to generate one’s own theories and treatments.
The Excellence that our Acupuncture and TCM school strives to produce in our graduates include: academic excellence in excelling as a student and equipping oneself with the means of continuing their study of this subject throughout their professional career, and clinical excellence in the kind treatment and respect of patients, in one’s ability to develop and execute effective treatment plans based on traditional, conventional, and scientific theories, and in the sincerity with which one engages in this profession. Finally, as a school of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ontario, we strive to obtain and maintain a 100% passing rate on the Pan-Canadian Examinations for students to become fully licensed Registered Acupuncturists (R.Ac) or Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (R.TCMP).
Though the principles of Authenticity and Excellence ensure that our Acupuncture and TCM School achieves our mission of producing top-quality and authentic Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture professionals, our tenet of Accessibility serves to ensure that the rest of our mission, is realized: to maximize the dissemination of benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine to the public. To this end, by producing top-quality TCM and Acupuncture professionals who will go on to effectively treat their patients in their own clinics throughout the world, we, their an Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine School, have thereby played a paramount role in spreading the authentic and efficacious practice of TCM and Acupuncture to the general public. Furthermore, to ensure that we can maximize the number of graduates that we produce, we are compelled by this tenet to offer our diplomas, certificates, and courses at affordable rates and with flexibility to complete one’s education on one’s own schedule. To drive our commitment to this principle home, we even invite renowned practitioners from China for a lecture series offered to all those interested at an affordable price and we often provide free lectures to the general public concerning the use of and benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
ABOUT OUR ACUPUNCTURE & TCM SCHOOL ETHOS
"To innovate, one must follow the ancients first; To practice virtue, one must perfect skills with sincerity."
Our Ethos embodies the mindset of the Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner that our school serves to produce: one who is humbly and sincerely committed to the tenets of authenticity and excellence, and to the life-long journey of experiential education through clinical practice.
ABOUT OUR ACUPUNCTURE & TCM SCHOOL MASCOT
Meet "Fudda", our Song Dynasty acupuncture bronze man and school’s mascot located in the main lecture hall.
These bronze man models were ordered to be forged by the emperor Tiansheng in 1027. The model was used as an examination, practice, and study aid. For examinations, the figure was covered with wax to seal the acupoint holes and the inside of the model overflowed with water. If the insertion was done correctly, water would pour forth.
Notice the strategic placement of Fudda inside our Acupuncture & Tcm School:
On the lecture stage in our largest classroom: to evoke the idea of learning from the ancients as the ancients did; that the professors on the lecture stage continue the medical body of knowledge whose journey commenced years ago; that the education offered at our institution is traditional and authentic; that when in doubt, students should simply turn to the foundational ancient theories that comprise TCM.
Right beside our wall of scientific research journals: to evoke the idea that the education at this institution is not just traditional but is authentically true to the progression and evolution of TCM theory and practice by understanding its origins, development, evolution, and current research and scientific inquiry in this domain.
ABOUT OUR ACUPUNCTURE & TCM SCHOOL FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
Professor John J.H. Liu
PhD in TCM Oncology; Masters in Acupuncture
Prof. Liu pursued his studies successively from Nanjing, Shanghai and Zhejiang Universities of Chinese Medicine before coming to Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in clinical practice, teaching and research in China and Canada. He is immensely adored and respected by his patients and students for his passion and sense of responsibility for the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
He developed the unique Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Combined Target Treatment method for the treatment of tumours and cancers. His research was funded by the highest scientific funding association in China - The Chinese National Science Foundation.
John acts as a guest professor, teaching classical TCM literature for Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. In addition to publishing more than sixty articles in peer-reviewed research journals on the topic of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, he has also contributed to many books on the subject.
HOW OUR ACUPUNCTURE & TCM SCHOOL IS DIFFERENT
We are not just another acupuncture school. We offer students to:
See more, learn more: We offer clinical and classroom training in all areas of practice that can be found in a Chinese TCM hospital.
Go beyond pain management: During clinical practice, we guarantee that students will gain exposure to an extensive range of illnesses, for example - Paralysis, tumors, cancer, stroke, autism, COPD, cardiovascular diseases, infertility, PCOS, epilepsy, ADHD, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, angina, cerebral palsy, chronic gastritis, psoriasis, infantile eczema, trigeminal myalgia, autoimmune diseases
Join our Support Community: When our graduates encounter tough cases in their practice, they know they can drop us a line or give us a call so we can share ideas and provide guidance.
Learn from the experienced: our senior TCM faculty are backed by 20+ years of clinical expertise, an education from prestigious TCM Universities in China, and years of practice as doctors in a TCM Hospital in China. Our senior Faculty members teach more than 80% of our Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine School’s courses. At the time of this blog entry, Prof. Liu, our founder and principal, personally teaches all practical courses within our programs.
Learn on your own schedule, at your pace: Course auditing at no cost until graduation means you can re-attend completed courses as a refresher. We offer flexible and customizable part-time and full-time program schedules with courses offered mornings, evenings, and weekends.
ABOUT OUR ACUPUNCTURE & TCM SCHOOL BLOG In all that we do, we strive to produce the best TCM and Acupuncture professionals for the betterment of effective TCM treatments throughout the world causing a wider acceptance and integration of TCM as a medical modality throughout society. To this end, our blog serves to be a resource for success for anyone with an interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine and/or Acupuncture. Please visit our Blog below.