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Over the last 25 years, 98% of our Acupuncture and TCM graduates have become registered practitioners. 

Dr. Benny Xu 许本彤

Here at the ACATCM we prevent a stagnant mindset by continually pursuing opportunities and innovations to benefit our students, profession and the community. Our continual persistence of excellence in education, research, and services have established the ACATCM as a leader in TCM and acupuncture.

– Dr. Benny Xu, Founder, Registered Acupuncturist

Congratulations To 2021 Graduates! We are extremely proud of our graduates for achieving their goals and continuing to prove our school’s excellence with a 100% Pan-Canadian licensing exam pass rate. Read more …

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Inspired By Excellence & Innovation

“Studying at ACATCM is truly a rewarding journey!” – Susan M.

The Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine was established in 1997, the first institution in Alberta to provide professional education in the Acupuncture and TCM Field.    

At ACATCM our programs focus on both academic achievements and clinical practice to ensure Pan Canadian Examinations success and moving forward into a To prepare students for success in the Pan Canadian Examination and ensuring a promising future, our program at ACATCM focuses on both academic achievements and clinical practice.  

Student life at ACATCM is a fulfilling experience.  Many of our instructors at ACATCM are not only experts in acupuncture and TCM, but also specializes in other fields in healthcare. Their contributions to teaching and supporting students by being readily available for any questions or concerns positively add to the learning experience.  Most importantly, our instructors educate students to grasp key concepts and philosophies through the encouragement of critical thinking, making the classroom environment enjoyable and dynamic.  

Our acupuncture and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine programs are designed to include the highest quality education. ACATCM is a Designated Learning Institution in Canada, which has also been recognized by the State of Administration of China. 

In recognition of the outstanding services and contributions to the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine and training in Alberta and the community, Dr. Benny Xu, R.Ac, founder of ACATCM was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005. 

At ACATCM, we strongly believe in sustainability and giving back to our community. Since 2000, we have partnered with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine, Jiangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Sino North American Partnership for TCM, Huatuo Insititute, and the State of Administration of China.  

Building a stronger community has always been the priority at ACATCM. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, ACATCM has launched the Community Balance Weekends program, and have successfully provided hundreds of complimentary acupuncture treatments to assist those with mental health issues, pain, or addiction. 

Most recently, we have collaborated with the University of Calgary for the Complimentary Health and Integration Project, to further assist Albertans affected by Covid-19 with mental health, pain, or addiction. More information can be found at

We welcome prospective students to visit us and explore their future in the remarkable ACATCM tradition – Always Leading the Way!

Education Excellence

From the classroom to graduation,
from licensing exam to practice,
we are there for you –
every step of the way.

Program of Choice

We offer diploma and certificate programs in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Find the program for you!

Globally Recognized

Our leadership in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine education is recognized across Canada, the US (NCCAOM), and China.

Building a Great Institution One Person at a Time

Building a Great Institution One Person at a Time

Students, alumni, faculty, doctors, patients, staff and administration. At ACATCM, everyone is an integral part of the education experience; everyone contributes to our success; everyone is part of the ACATCM family.

Life at ACATCM

Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is a place for personal growth and development through your education, and through your peers.

The ACTCM student body is filled with a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, giving you a chance to build valuable relationships and cultivate open-mindedness.

Our staff are passionate, understanding, and value building a relationship with their students.



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