#1 School in Acupuncture and TCM

Empowering Your Career In Acupuncture And Traditional Chinese Medicine

About us

Our Mission

ACATCM’s noble mission is to be the vanguard of education and research in the field of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Canada. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence in education, research, and partnerships, we strive to disseminate knowledge, pursue research, and serve our community with distinction.

As a preeminent institution of higher education, we take pride in fostering a community of scholars who are empowered to make a transformative impact on the world through their work in TCM.

Our History

The Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Benny Xu, a respected leader in the acupuncture and TCM community.

Since its inception, ACATCM has been committed to providing exceptional education and training in acupuncture and TCM. Our unwavering dedication to excellence has resulted in a proven track record of success in education, research, and clinical practice. Our graduates consistently attain a 100% pass rate on the pan-Canadian exams, which speaks to the remarkable quality of education and our commitment to student success.

In 2021, ACATCM moved into a state-of-the-art 38,000 square foot campus in Calgary, which has been thoughtfully redesigned specifically for the education of acupuncture and TCM students. The facility, which consists of education, research, practice, and clinical training facilities, is the largest of its kind in Canada.

As we continue to grow and evolve, ACATCM remains dedicated to empowering our students to succeed in their future careers and to advancing the field of integrative medicine.



Proud to be the Alberta original with a remarkable success in education and research

Proven track record of success

Consistency outperforming the peers with 100% passing rates in Pan-Canadian Licensing Exams

Job Replacement

Graduates of ACATCM are highly sought after in the field with 100% job replacement rate.

Research opportunities

Partnered with the University of Calgary and Alberta Government, our students can participate in cutting-edge research and contribute to the advancement of the profession.

Residents Clinic

The Huatuo Clinic, ACATCM’s resident clinic, provides unmatched real-world experience for our students, and is highly respected in the field for its advanced acupuncture and TCM facilities.

Innovation and Integration

We take pride in being the leader in innovative and integrated education for acupuncture and TCM. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our dedicated student support and culture


Director’s Message

Welcome to ACATCM, where you will embark on a journey of exceptional education and a meaningful career in Traditional Chinese Medicine. By enrolling with us, you will discover the great healing power of TCM, which is not only a healing tradition but also a philosophy, art, and value system that is deeply ingrained in Eastern culture. At ACATCM, you will experience TCM as a beautiful way of living.

– Dr. Benny Xu, Executive Director, Registered Acupuncturist

President’s Message

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the president of this esteemed institution. Our college has been dedicated to providing professional education in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for twenty-six years, and we continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of our academic programs, research and clinical practice. 

– Dr. Dennis Lee, President, Registered Acupuncturist

ACATCM Presents

25th Anniversary and Special Graduate Celebration

Functions of Ren 12 (CV12, Zhongwan 中脘穴)

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