Aiming for Excellence
Founded in 1986, Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy (AIM Academy) is a leading institution in Traditional Chinese Medicine. With a focus on Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, we train future Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioners. In our comprehensive Diploma Programs, training will include TCM theory and biomedical sciences along with practical training that includes clinical rotation and an internship. The quality of our education is our utmost priority and 100% of our 2019 acupuncture graduates have passed the Clinical Case Study examinations. Our supportive faculty and staff combined with our positive learning environment guide students while studying at AIM to become competent and skilled health care professionals.
In addition to our academy, we have registered practitioners in our AIM Wellness Clinic. We deliver exceptional and individualized care to help patients feel better and improve their health. Our services include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, tuina massage, moxibustion, shiatsu, massage therapy, and osteopathic manual treatments.
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From our graduates
Yuumi Ridsdale, TCMP Graduate 2017
I started my program as a second year student, as I studied previously before studying at AIM Academy. I found the school offered a warm and welcoming ambiance with an awesome transitional schedule with the courses I needed to take. The quality of each course was great, and the teachers were great in the material they were teaching. The school is very understanding with your own schedule, life circumstances and challenges. Their schedule accommodated my long commute to class everyday. AIM Academy’s location is great. It’s in Chinatown, which is very convenient especially if you study herbs as there are many Chinese herb stores in that area.
Faz Moosa, RMT, Owner of Aches Away Toronto Clinic https://achesawaytoronto.ca/
My introduction to the Shiatsu and Acupuncture School came in the form of a 40 hour Beginner Shiatsu course for Registered Massage Therapists. I was hooked. Since then I have completed several Acupuncture and Shiatsu courses there. I tried other schools including the McMaster Acupuncture program but always ended up back there. With top notch teachers and an incredible learning environment, this school is a real gem in the heart of Toronto. The administrators are incredibly helpful and I've always engaged positively with my fellow students. Everything I learned I was able to instantly apply in my practice and was always to able to consult my teachers if I was struggling with a particular concept. I highly recommend this school as one of the most authentic and comprehensive Acupuncture training courses in Toronto.
Meredith Sands Keator https://www.geometryofhealing.com/
When speaking with other acupuncturists, or when I attend acupuncture workshops to learn more, I can even hear across the globe that they are training in schools that are not as rigorous as AIM. I didn’t know when I started in 1994 that I would - half my life later and in all my years to come - remain in the field I do. There is so much to learn about the body that whether one plans to work as a therapist for the rest of one’s life or not, this wisdom brings an incredible amount of value to life, healing for oneself and others, and a great depth of insight. Out of all my travels, this school is the one that I would recommend without hesitation.
Lubeina Abdulhusein, Acupuncture Student 2015-2018
I decided to go to AIM Academy because it was the best choice in terms of class size and quality of teachers, and I could work while studying which was important to me. I can definitely say I made the right choice in coming to this school.