Medical Acupuncture was first introduced at McMaster University in 1984 by Dr. Angelica Fargas-Babjak with the creation of the Acupuncture/Pain Clinic, an integral part of the McMaster multidisciplinary Pain Management Program created to help chronic pain patients from a multidisciplinary approach.
In 1995, Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco, MD (Spain) joined the Acupuncture/Pain clinic and started a long term professional collaboration with Dr. Angelica Fargas-Babjak with the primary goal of making high quality training in Medical Acupuncture available to selected health care professionals.
In 1998, the first McMaster University accelerated training program in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals was launched. Since then, over 1,900 professionals from over twenty different countries have already benefited from these high quality programs. The program’s graduating alumnus include health care professionals from the following countries listed in alphabetical order:
6. Cayman Islands
16. Saudi Arabia
17. South Korea
21. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
22. United States of America (USA)
23. West Indies