Classical Formulas

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SCHEDULE: November 27 – February 2nd, 2023 | 2 weeks off: December 25, 2023 – January 5, 2024

TIME: Monday - Friday from 9:00AM - 1:00PM



COST: $2,400

(Note: Payment plan available, email for info.)

PREREQUISITES: Herbs I & II or Materia Medica

Course Description: This online course presents the major categories of Chinese herbal formulas and modification of formulas employed clinically. Differentiation of the types and modifications of formulas adapted clinically and employed clinically in traditional Chinese herbal therapy will be studied in detail.

NOTE: This course is also offered as part of the TCM Practitioner Diploma Program

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Meet the Instructors

Alex Lin, R. TCMP, R. Ac

Director of TCM Program

Alex Lin

Alex comes from a family lineage of TCM practitioners. He is a 4th generation TCM practitioner in his family. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Toronto, and then proceeded to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. His attention to detail and compassionate nature makes him develop the ability to be a well-balanced healer. Due to the environment that he has grown up in, he has had contact with TCM since childhood. He has had apprentice experience in multiple private TCM clinic in Taiwan and Canada.
Alex’s clinic focus is in pain management, occupational injury, sports medicine, rehabilitation, internal medicine, preventative medicine and lifestyle consultation.
Alex’s extensive education includes Honours in Bachelor of Arts (East Asian Studies Specialist) at University of Toronto, Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner at Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Diploma of Acupuncture at Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Acupuncture Certificate for the Treatment of Neuromyofacial Pain & Dysfunction at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
He is in good standing as a registered TCM Practitioner & Acupuncturist (Ontario) with The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) and with the Ontario Osteopathic and Alternative Medicine Association (OOAMA).
In conjunction with teaching at AIM Academy, Alex has experience as a lecturer and instructor at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is an active speaker at public health seminars educating the public about preventative healthcare.

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.

Richard 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.

Elena Dobrovetsky, M. Sc, R. TCMP, R. Ac

Elena Dobrovetsky

Elena started her medical education in Medical school in the Soviet Union.

She completed a Master’s degree in biomedical chemistry from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

She worked as a scientist at University of Toronto in the biomedical drug discovery field. Her research in the field of protein crystallization resulted in multiple publications in scientific journals. While working with the smallest parts of the human body – proteins, Elena had always been interested in the bigger picture: how smallest particles communicate with each other and work together to make our amazing organism function as ONE big unit.

Because of this search for a more holistic approach to medicine Elena entered AIM Academy in 2016.

Elena has graduated from both the Acupuncture Therapy diploma program and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine diploma program. She feels grateful and excited helping people maintain a healthy, pain free and happy life.