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.
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.
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.
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.
This was a phenomenal course!
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.
"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.
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.
This course has been a game changer in my practice. It has further enhanced my clinical skills in ways I never thought possible. I would highly recommend this course to any clinician!
I'd spent for 5 years studying TCM & Acupuncture before I joined this course. The whole experience was definitely very positive. I think it's not because I got more knowledge or techniques of acupuncture, it's about the course gave me more inspiration of how to treat the pain more effectively. Indeed, I found I really fixed the pain very quickly as well as more confident.