Offered by

The International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver

301-1847 West Broadway,

Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1Y6

Phone (604) 731-2926; Fax (604) 731-2964

About the College

The International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver was originally established in 1986 by Dr. Henry C. Lu in association with his colleagues to offer a three-year professional training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Acupuncture and Herbology.

The College is registered with the Private Post-Secondary Education Commission of British Columbia, it is designated in British Columbia as "Eligible Institution" under the Canada Student Loans Act, it is also recognized by the Ministry of Education in the Province of Quebec and in the Province of Ontario for student loans under the Student Financial Aid Programs. The College is also certified as an educational institution by the Minister of Employment and Immigration.

Program Objective

The objective of this program is to qualify physicians, dentists, and physiotherapists to practice acupuncture in accordance with the requirements of their respective professions.

At present, the College of Physicians and Surgeons requires 200-hour training to qualify a physician to practice acupuncture; the Association of Physiotherapists requires three levels of training in order to be able to practice acupuncture; the Association of Dentistry has not specified its requirements for acupuncture, but it may be in line with the other two professions.

Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, Dentists, and Physiotherapists offers a total of 260 hours of training at three levels which should be sufficient to meet the requirements of the above three professional associations. The program consists of training in the philosophy and fundamental theory of acupuncture, diagnosis, point locations, techniques of acupuncture, acupuncture treatment of various diseases, acupuncture classics, modern research of acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, hand acupuncture, foot acupuncture, and clinical training.

Admission and Registration

1. This program is designed for physicians, dentists, and physiotherapists only.

2. An applicant should complete Application Form for Admission, with a $500.00 deposit which will be refunded in full if the program is canceled or the application is rejected.

3. An applicant should submit documentation to substantiate his or her professional status.

4. Course Fees Level One: $900.00

Level Two: $1,200.00

Level Three: $1,800.00

Total: $3,900.00

Refund Policy

1. Full refund in case of cancellation of the program by the College.

2. Detailed refund policy follows the guidelines established by Private Post-Secondary Education Commission of British Columbia (the guidelines are printed on page 42 of A Professional Career in Traditional Chinese Medicine published by the College).


Level I 60 hours

C.H.P. 101 Introduction of T.C.M. 4h

Beginning, Growth, and Present State of T.C.M.

C.H.P. 102 Physiology of T.C.M.

The theory of Yin and Yang 8h

The theory of Five Elements

C.H.P. 103 The theory of Viscera and Bowels 16h

The theory of Qi, Blood and Body Fluid

C.H.P. 104 Pathology of T.C.M.

Pathogenic Factors (the causes of diseases) 8h


C.H.P. 105 Prevention 4h

Principles of treatment

Therapeutic Methods

C.H.P. 106 Four diagnostic Methods 8h

(included Tongue and Pulse diagnosis)

C.H.P. 107 Identification of Patterns According to Eight Principles 4h

C.H.P. 108 Identification of Patterns According to The Internal Organs 8h

C.H.P. 109 Examination

Level II 80 hours

C.H.P. 201 The Composition of the Channels and Collaterals 16h

C.H.P. 202 Physiological Functions of the Channels and Collaterals 4h

Modern Studies of the Channels and Collaterals

C.H.P. 203 Classification and Therapeutic Properties of Acupoints 12h

Specific Points

C.H.P. 204 The Fourteen Channels' Points 28h

The Extraordinary Points

C.H.P. 205 Acupuncture Techniques 8h

C.H.P. 206 Moxibustion 4h

C.H.P. 207 Scalp Acupuncture 4h

Ear Acupuncture

C.H.P. 208 Electrotherapy 4h

Point Injection

Eye Acupuncture

Hand Acupuncture

Foot Acupuncture

C.H.P. 209 Examination

Level III 120 hours

C.H.P. 301 General Principles of Acupuncture Treatment 4h

Point Prescription

C.H.P. 302 Application of Specific Points 4h

C.H.P. 303 Acupuncture therapy of Internal diseases 24h

C.H.P. 304 Acupuncture therapy of Women's diseases 12h

C.H.P. 305 Pediatric Acupuncture 8h

C.H.P. 306 Clinical Observation and Practicum 48h

C.H.P. 307 Classic Acupuncture 4h

Modern research

C.H.P. 308 Qi Gong 16h

Level IV Optional

Practicum 3 weeks of Clinic Practice in China.

The Practice will be arrange in May or July,1997.

Certificate will be issued by the designated Hospital upon completion

Class Schedule

All classes will be scheduled on Friday (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm);

Saturday (9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00pm - 6:00 pm);

Sunday (9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00pm - 6:00 pm).

Level ISeptember 27, 28, 29

October 11, 12, 13, 25, 26, 27

LEVEL IINovember 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24

December 6, 7, 8, 20, 21, 22

January 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 26

February 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23

March 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23