Classical Formulas
Begins November 27



Course Description:

This 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.

Students must have completed Materia Medica to be able to register for this course.


November 27, 2018 - January 25, 2019

Class Schedule:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
9:30am - 5:30pm

NO classes from December 25 - January 7


Course Length: 120 hours

Cost: $1200 or 3 monthly payments of $400

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.


Instructor: Kenneth Choi (H.B.Sc, M.Sc, R. Ac, R. TCMP)

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 Choi is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac), as well as a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP).
Languages spoken: English, Cantonese
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.

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.
Currently, he is the Director of our TCM & Acupuncture Program at AIM Academy as well as clinic supervisor. He's also a practitioner in our Wellness clinic and is available for treatments on Tuesdays.


Instructor: Heather Cardona, R.Ac