Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory


This course is perfect for both beginners RMTs and other Healthcare Providers looking for a head-start to their Acupuncture training.



This course is a real eye-opener for anyone who wishes to understand how their body functions and how to improve their health in everyday life. This course is perfect for both beginners and therapists wanting to expand his/her clinical knowledge. Not only will you be introduced to a unique medical model of the human body from a Chinese medical perspective, this course will also change your outlook on human health and the prevention of diseases.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an art as well as a science with a unique approach to understanding and treating health conditions, as supported by 4000 years of medical wisdom.

For those of you who are interested in understanding the wonders of ancient  Chinese medical philosophy and how it all ties into your daily lives in a practical way, you will find an abundance of ‘aha’ moments in this course. This course will introduce the historical and philosophical contexts, upon which Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based.

Students will learn:

  • History of TCM
  • Concepts and Physiology of Qi (a central theme in Chinese medical theory)
  • Blood and Body Fluids
  • Essence
  • Shen and Mingmen
  • Yin and Yang and the Five Elements
  • Functions of the Zang-Fu Organs
  • Six Pathogens/Evils
  • Seven Emotions
  • Way of Life
  • General Organ Patterns
  • The Eight Principles

Instructor: Etai Tintpulver BSc, R.Ac 

Etai is one of AIM's primary instructors.  His career in the healing arts started in massage therapy in 2005 which led him to branch out over the years into many other healing modalities including traditional Chinese acupuncture.  He is a proud AIM Academy alumna graduating in 2014. 

Etai began his career as an educator in 2008, teaching western medical sciences and advanced manual skills in massage therapy programs. His passion for teaching grew from there and he is now dedicated to giving his students the best possible learning experience with a focus on student centred learning. 

With a university background in biochemistry and psychology Etai is excited about deciphering the intricate world of integrated medicine and he is comfortable teaching in both western and eastern medicine environments. 

He is currently teaching TCM Theory, Point Location, TCM Diagnosis, Treatment of Disease, and Biomedical Pharmacology.  In his many years of teaching, Etai has honed his ability to explain complex TCM theories and lead with passion for helping set up future AIM alumni for success.


To register, or to ask to audit some classes for FREE, email


January 2, 2022 - May 1, 2022

Sundays from 9:00am - 1:00pm:
January 2, 9, 16
March 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 24
May 1

Mondays from 2:00pm - 6:00pm: January 3 - April 25 
(except for Februray 21, and April 18)



Course Length: 100 hours

Cost: $1000 or 4 monthly payments of $250

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

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