Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program

Neurofunctional Treatment of Pain with Movement Disorders


I’ve been an RMT for 26 years and was looking for a modality to introduce into my practice that would enable me to be a more effective therapist, while easing the strain on my body. The McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture course was highly recommended to me by my RMT who took it about 10 years ago, and since finishing the course a month ago, I have highly recommended it to several RMT friends. I found the administrative staff to be friendly and always quick to help, and I found all instructors to be knowledgeable and helpful. I met lots of great peers, some of whom I've stayed in touch with and continue to bounce ideas off. It was overall a great experience and I wish I had done it 10 years ago!  

Nancy Junop, RMT

Saskatchewan, Canada

Hands down one of the best courses that I have ever taken. Provided a new aspect in how I assess and treat my patients. Grateful for the opportunity to take this course.

Kimia Javadi-far, Chiropractor

Thornhill, Ontario, HealthMax Physiotherapy

In my opinion, the contemporary medical acupuncture program at McMaster is of the highest quality. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to add acupuncture to their repertoire. I took the course in the winter of 2023 and it was a great experience all around. The instructors were all great and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the online lecture components before the hands-on weekends as they set the tone to learn how to needle. I am a chiropractic graduate from CMCC Class of 2023 and intend to make contemporary acupuncture an integral part of my practice style.

Dr. Adam Blanchard - Chiropractor

Peterborough, Ontario, Thrive Health Ptbo

This course has advanced my understanding of both acupuncture, functional analysis, assessment, and treatment of conditions from simple to complex. It's been a game-changing experience for me, and has guided my clinical practice in a beneficial way.

Dr. Ryan Rival - Chiropractor

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chiropractor

The contemporary medical acupuncture course has been one of the best courses I have taken so far and I’m so glad to have been a part of it. Learning many techniques for patient care using acupuncture and also for patient assessment has been very beneficial for my patients and has allowed me to further expand my tool base. This has allowed me to be able to treat conditions more effectively and seeing results quicker. I would recommend this course to any chiropractor or physiotherapist who are looking for effective treatments for their patients.

Amrit Sanghera - Chiropractic

Brampton, Ontario, Alma Rehab

This course was very comprehensive and a large asset in helping me treat my patient base. I found it focused on the technique and application which is favorable to implement it into a practice setting.

Michelle Hebert - Chiropractor

Windsor, Ontario, Midtown Chiropractic

This was a phenomenal course!

Dr. Saima Hossain, Chiropractor

Port Colborne, Ontario, Chiropractic Associates of Port Colborne

Best continuing education course I have ever attended. Not only has this helped me with my own history of sports concussions, it has changed my patients lives!!! Everyone from the Instructors down to the details on how the course is ran is a 11/10 in my book. If I could inspire all practitioners to take this course I would a million x over.

Caroline Grosso - Sports Chiropractor

Charlotte, North Caroline, Carolina Sports Clinic- South Park

"You'd be hard-pressed to find a better CE course than McMaster's Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. The teaching staff were amazing and offered a lot of one-on-one or small group demonstrations to better the hands-on needling practice. Staff also provided incredible live cases with athletes and patients allowing a look as to what a history, neurofunctional assessment, and treatment is like in real time. Even with the limitations that a COVID environment gave, the course really refines your anatomy, nerve pathways, and understanding of human health.

Cole Maranger, BSc Kin, Chiropractor

Stratford, Ontario, Canada

I’m a semi-retired chiropractor (1982) and licensed TCM acupunctor (1986). Throughout my practice, I have tried, to the best of my knowledge, to integrate both sciences. Looking back at all the different formations I took during these forty years of practice, the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture course I took in 2008 was a game changer in my work in terms of clinical results and pleasure in practice. The integration of neuro-plasticity concept, coupled with precise location and electric stimulation of the acupuncture points in the neuro-muscular structure, acquired in the dissection lab, and a global comprehension of the functional anatomy were all parts of the solid course taught by Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco and his team in a multidisciplinary context. Many thanks to you, Dr. Alejandro, and to the McMaster University.

Benoit Garneau, D.Ac, Chiropractor

Quebec, Canada
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