Our Leadership

Nurturing Excellence, Guiding the Future

Leading By Example

Our leadership in acupuncture and TCM Education is led by our founder and executive director Dr. Benny Xu, driven by a like-minded knowledgeable faculty and administration, and evidenced by consecutive 100% passing rates of the Pan-Canadian Licensing Exams.

Leading by example, our founder, Dr. Benny Xu, had a dedicated passion and career for the development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. He pioneered a movement that began in the early 1990s playing an instrumental part in transforming the acupuncture profession from ‘Alberta Labour’ to ‘Alberta health’ and received the Alberta Centennial Medal for his outstanding service and contribution.

Dr. Xu’s continual dedication to acupuncture and TCM development and advancement led to partnerships with the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine, and the Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Most recently, ACATCM developed a partnership with the University of Calgary, in collaboration with the Alberta government, to establish the “Alberta Complementary Health Integration Project” (ABCHIP), expanding research on pain, mental health, and addiction-related health issues.

Dr. Xu continues to actively advocate for the education and advancement of TCM and served as a member of many committees and councils including the Advisory Committee for The Integrated Health Institute at Mount Royal University, Alberta Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council, and currently serves as a member of the Alberta Premier’s Council on Charities and Civil Society.

Exceptional Graduates Success

This statistic is thanks to a lot of hard work and commitment from our instructors, administration, focus and dedication of our students.

ACATCM Graduates Achieved a 100% Passing Rate on Pan-Canadian Examinations in 2021 and 2022. We are immensely proud of our graduates for this achievement and we wish them all the best as they embark on their careers. Throughout our remarkable history, 99% of our graduates have become registered acupuncture and TCM practitioners.

Leadership in acupuncture and tcm education

Serving the greater community

As a leader in TCM and acupuncture, we strive to keep our community happy, healthy, and active. We believe community impact fosters global impact. 

The ACATCM supports a diverse community by striving to reduce barriers to make TCM and acupuncture accessible to all people. One way we do this is by providing free weekend acupuncture appointments for the public and free treatments for those undergoing addiction rehabilitation.

ACATCM additionally helps support the community by: 

  • Sponsoring community events 
  • Donating to various associations & centers 
  • Volunteering for counsels and associations 
  • Creating partnerships to provide acupuncture treatment free of charge

Results-Driven Residents’ Clinic

Huatuo Clinic is the exclusive ACATCM Residents Clinic

The Huatuo Clinic is more than a health clinic, it is where the standards for quality-patient-care and improving-the-quality-of-life are set.
Known for its excellence in mental health, pain, women’s health, and addiction recovery, Huatuo Clinic is considered as the most advanced holistic centre in the country. The Huatuo Clinic incorporates the latest research to provide quality results that benefit patients. ACATCM continues to be committed to collaborating with prestigious universities, focusing on quality research that brings a positive impact to patients.

Advancing The Profession Through Research

At the ACATCM we believe the pursuit and power of research are pivotal to learning about and advancing traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Research helps us benefit the lives of many through a network of partnerships and collaborations.  

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