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Program History


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.

McMaster Medical Acupuncture Program
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:
1. Argentina
2. Australia
3. Bermuda
4. Brazil
5. Canada
6. Cayman Islands
7. Cuba
8. England
9. Iran
10. Ireland
11. Mexico
12. Netherlands
13. Norway
14. Panama
15. Portugal
16. Saudi Arabia
17. South Korea
18. Spain
19. Sweden
20. Switzerland
21. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
22. United States of America (USA)
23. West Indies

McMaster Medical Acupuncture Program

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