The Diploma of Acupuncture and the Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Programs at CATMA are designed to meet and exceed the educational requirements of CTCMPAO towards Registered Acupuncturists (R.Ac) and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (R.TCMP), also meet and outreach the Curriculum Requirements of Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Colleges of Canada (FTCMCC) Educational Standards.
The new regulation will also make it possible to get Acupuncture service covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and make acupuncture truly accessible to all Ontarians. British Columbia has already made acupuncture a medically necessary service covered by its provincial health care plan. Five states in USA (Alaska, California,
Maryland, New Mexico, and Washington) have listed acupuncture as an essential health service and provide coverage for acupuncture for specific conditions. Acupuncture and TCM will play an increasingly important role in our healthcare system. It is expected that as Acupuncture an TCM treatments gains acceptance in USA and Canada, it will quickly spread around the world. The demand for high quality TCM professionals will equally grow with this trend. Now it is a great time to get into TCM profession and have a rewarding career!