Acupuncture Technique

Students and practitioners alike are drawn to Richard’s unique ability to teach this fascinating material. You will learn how to develop a relationship with each point through practice and also deepen your connection with yourself through needling. Richard helps students become more confident through learning various needling techniques and meridian systems to enhance your treatment results.



To introduce the different acupuncture needling techniques involved in treatment with a special emphasis on the practical aspect. The student will learn theoretical and practical aspects of different needling methods and pricking, as well as precautions and contraindications. Needling will cover all parts of the body and the majority of the points which are used in clinic. A brief description of the location and functions of the points will be given prior to needling.
The lectures will be presented in a workshop style with emphasis on hands-on practice.

Students must have completed Clean Needle Technique to be able to register for this course.


November 26, 2018 - May 13, 2019

Class Schedule Breakdown:
Mondays November 26 - May 13, 2018 from 2:00pm - 5:30pm
PLUS Mondays February 4, March 4, 11, 18, 25, May 6 and 13 from 6:00pm - 9:30pm
PLUS Wednesday February 20 from 9:30am - 5:30pm
PLUS Sundays February 10 and 24 from 10:00am - 6:00pm
NO classes on December 17, 24, 31, February 18 and all of April


Course Length: 100 hours

Cost: $900 or 4 monthly payments of $225

To register:
Call 416-323-1818 X 202

AIM Academy
455 Spadina Ave, Suite 300, Toronto ON, M5S 2G8

Instructor: RICHARD KWAN, BSc, R.TCMP, R.Ac

Richard Kwan Richard completed the 4-year Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TSTCM). He lectured extensively at TSTCM and Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in the theory of TCM, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. He is also very passionate about his volunteer work with street youth and people with AIDS. 

Richard has a strong commitment to Tai Chi and Qi Gong, which he has practiced for over 15 years. For the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, he teaches Tai Chi at the downtown YMCA and in the Beaches.

Currently, he is the Senior Advisor of TCM & Acupuncture at AIM Academy. He also teaches Fundamentals of TCM, Acupuncture Technique and is a clinic supervisor.

In 2008, he started Simple Cures - a Chinese Medicine centre and has been in private practice in The Beaches and Vaughan.  Richard believes that a simple lifestyle promotes better health; he strives to empower his patients to become more proactive with their own healthcare.