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A Dedicated Team of Educators & Practitioners


Kenneth Choi R.TCMP, R.Ac
Director of the Acupuncture and TCM Programs
Instructor of Classical Formulas, External Techniques, Auricular Acupuncture, TCM Case Studies, TCM Clinic Supervisor & Treatment of Disease

"Kenneth is most interested in treating internal medicine problems, as that is an area in which conventional medicine is failing many patients. He treats many internal medicine problems including digestive problems, allergies, cardiovascular disorders, neurological disorders, urogenital problems, emotional disorders (ex. stress, anxiety, depression), gynocological disorders (ex. peri-menopause symptoms, menstrual problems, infertility), all sorts of pain disorders.
Kenneth graduated from University of Toronto with his Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, specializing in Genes, Genetics and Biotechnology. He then graduated from Mc Gill University with his Masters of Science in Biotechnology. He received his Chinese Medicine training from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he graduated with the 4 year Advanced diploma.
Currently, he is the Director of our TCM & Acupuncture Program at AIM Acadamy, instructor in our Herbal Program as well as clinic supervisor.

Kenneth offers 1/2 hour complimentary consults for you to find out if Chinese herbs can benefit you. 

Languages spoken: English, Cantonese

Check out his newest book!

Cupping Therapy for Muscles and Joints: An Easy-To-Understand Guide for Relieving Pain, Reducing Inflammation and Healing Injury

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Priska Natterer RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

"During the past 10 years, Priska has been involved in some form of manual therapy, be it, shiatsu, massage therapy or osteopathic manual practice. Her journey first started at the Shiatsu School of Canada, in 2006, now renamed the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy Inc. or AIM Academy. She is currently studying at the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO) in Toronto, and is in the process of completing her Thesis. To further her education and serve her clients better, Priska then decided to become a registered massage therapist and graduated from Kikkawa College in 2013.

With her extensive manual therapy background, Priska’s approach to treatment blends the modalities of Shiatsu, osteopathic manual therapy and Swedish massage. Her style is mostly deep tissue with focus on restoring function and mobility. Her techniques include relaxation, deep tissue, myofascial release, craniosacral and visceral manipulation. Her treatment philosophy comes from Osteopathy, which is based on the principles of understanding of the body as a functional unit, that the body knows how to self-regulate and the interrelationship between structure and function. In her spare time, she enjoys, gardening, cycling and riding her horse.   "

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Jason Valdeavilla R.Ac
Registered Acupuncturist and Instructor of Practice Management

"Jason started his studies in acupuncture ten years ago as an acupuncture mentee. Embracing Traditional Chinese Medicine as a patient, it has inspired him to become a practitioner in the healing arts. 

Jason also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph. With a focus on Biological Science and Psychology. Combined with his training from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine (AIM) Academy, this has rounded out Jason’s Western and Eastern training and sees the balance for optimal health and well being.

His approach to healing is a bring it back to the basics approach. He works one-on-one with patients to create custom treatment plans to restore health. Mental wellness, dermatology, and digestive health are among the many foci’ in Jason’s practice. As an instructor at AIM, Jason also supports the continued growth of Traditional Chinese Medicine, following in the footsteps of his mentors.

A Toronto native, you may also see Jason trotting around the city with a camera in his hand, living in a micro space, with 50+ plants.

Follow his journey at
@acujayv or"

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Acupuncture and TCM Open House

Discover the world of Eastern medicine
& follow your path to a viable career
in alternative medicine!

Join us for an exciting presentation from Kenneth Choi, RTCMP, R.Ac., our Director of Acupuncture and TCM Programs. During the session, he will discuss our Programs, then demonstrate tuina, cupping, pulse & tongue diagnosis, and Japanese and Chinese style needling techniques.  The discussion will include how to incorporate these modalities into your future practice.    



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Have you always been interested in Eastern medicine? Curious about studying or learning more about
acupuncture & TCM?

Schedule a meet and greet with our Executive Director, Enza Ierullo. Learn more about AIM Academy, our diploma programs and how you can benefit from the 30 years of educational experience in the field of Eastern therapeutic practices and complementary healthcare.

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From our graduates

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.

Yuumi Ridsdale, TCMP Graduate 2017

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.

Faz Moosa, RMT, Owner of Aches Away Toronto Clinic

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.

Meredith Sands Keator

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.

Lubeina Abdulhusein, Acupuncture Student 2015-2018

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