Due to the growing interest in natural health and human longevity, the general public is exhibiting an increased awareness in natural and holistic medicine and, in particular, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. In fact, many extended health benefit plans now recognize the legitimacy of these disciplines and not only refer their clients to, but also pay for the use of, the services of qualified practitioners. Our program is designed to meet the needs of health care professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge in order to increase their clientele, acupuncturists from other provinces and countries who wish to further their studies in Alberta, and individuals who are completely new to the field, but have a genuine interest in acupuncture. Our Acupuncture program is a unique, 27-month program that consists of courses in acupuncture, tuina massage, and western medicine. It is a condensed version of the 4-year programs offered in TCM universities in China.