Learn About TCM

If you are interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture please feel free to follow the links provided.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
The philosophical framework for the practice of acupuncture is grounded in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM offers a perspective on the nature of illness and health that is uniquely different from, and is complementary to Western Medicine.    … Read More

What is Acupuncture?
Simply stated, Acupuncture is the stimulation of Qi (pronounced “chee”) flow throughout the body through the insertion of thin stainless steel needles into specific sites on the body. Read More

What is an Acupuncturist?
Acupuncturists (R.Ac’s) are skilled health care professionals who apply the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the form of Acupuncture. They care for patients by evaluating and treating pain and illness and in maintaining health and wellness. Read More

What are the effects of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is more than just pain relief. Learn about the six main effects of Acupuncture including Psychological and Immune Enhancing effects. Read More

What health conditions can Acupuncture Treat?
Though today we know this list to be more extensive, in 1979 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following list of common conditions proven to respond to TCM Acupuncture. Read More

Education of an Acupuncturist
Information on some of the training required as an Acupuncturist. Read More






The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CTCMPANL) is a non-profit entity that regulates the practice of Acupuncture in accordance with the profession of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in this province.

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47 Leslie Street, St. John’s NL
A1E 2V7