“Five Element Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.”

Simon Yoon, Five Element Acupuncture Clinic.

Business Hours: 9AM - 5PM, Tel: 416-850-5656

Cosmetic and Skin Clinic

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Acne Treatment Breast Enlargement Acupuncture. more+

Family Fertility Clinic

Fertility treatments vary from person to person, but are usually scheduled for at least three consecutive cycles.(twelve weeks) more+

Weight Management Clinic

Being overweight is a risk factor for many conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. more+

Pain Management Clinic

While pain means suffering and misery to most, it is also a sign that your body is alerting you to pay attention! more+


The use of Chinese Herbal Medicine dates back thousands of years. Used properly, herbal materials pose no threat of addiction or side effects. You can take them over long periods of time if needed.


Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, reduce, stress; and to promote health and wellness.

You can ask your therapist for either Swedish massage with oil or Shiatsu massage without oil which is often called acupuncture without needles.


SAFE Acupuncture Certificate (360 Hours)

TCM Theory & Diagnostics I - II

120 Hours

Acupuncture I - II

120 Hours

SAFE Acupuncture I

60 Hours

Clinical Training I

60 Hours

* Acupuncturists, shiatsu therapists, or health professionals who have Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) background (more than 300 hours) are eligible to take SAFE Acupuncture I course directly.

* This fast track program is a 360 hour program comprised of intensive courses including in-class hours, assignments, and case studies in a smaller class setting to give you more personal attention.

* All courses required in these programs can be counted as part of other diploma programs if the student wishes to continue.

* Five Element Institute of TCM is Canada's only accredited college on SAFE Acupuncture Certificate Program which is approved by the developer of SAFE acupuncture, Dr. Kumo, and CMTO as Continuing Education Units.

* The graduates are eligible to become a member of Five Element Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (FEACMA). The membership is recognized by most insurance companies for the coverage.

Acupuncture Diploma (2000 Hours)

TCM Theory & Diagnostics I - IV

240 Hours

Acupuncture I - VI

360 Hours

Herbology I - III

180 Hours

Shiatsu I - II

120 Hours

Enrichment (Electives)

180 Hours

Western Medicine I - V

300 Hours

Clinical Training I - X

600 Hours

Graduation Exam

18 Hours

Student who have studied at other schools may be eligible for credit transfers at FEITCM. The transferred courses are evaluated on individual basis.


TCM Theory & Diagnostics I (60 Hours)

Yin Yang and the Five Elements, concepts of Qi, Blood, Essence, Body fluids and the Internal Organs are studied.

TCM Theory & Diagnostics II (60 Hours)

Covers pathogenic factors and four diagnostic methods. Prerequisite:TCM Theory & Diagnostics I

TCM Theory & Diagnostics III (60 Hours)

Learn the differentiation of syndromes(Bian Zheng) according to the eight principles, zang fu organs, qi, blood and body fluids. Prerequisite:TCM Theory & Diagnostics II

TCM Theory & Diagnostics IV (60 Hours)

Differentiation of syndromes according to the six pathogenic factors, the theory of the six channels, and the levels of febrile diseases. Prerequisite:TCM Theory & Diagnostics III

Acupuncture I (60 Hours)

Introduction into the channel system, the acupoints, and basic needling techniques as well as methods of point location. Pathways of the first six channels are studied.

Acupuncture II (60 Hours)

The remaining eight channels are discussed. Prerequisite:Acupuncture I

Acupuncture III (60 Hours)

Learn the extra-points and review all points according to body regions. Specific points and the eight extra channels are discussed in detail. Prerequisite:Acupuncture II

Acupuncture IV (60 Hours)

Expand the practical skills in practicing tonifying and reducing needling manipulations, moxibustion and cupping. Ear and scalp acupuncture, and skin scraping are additional aspects of this course. Prerequisite:Acupuncture III

Acupuncture V (60 Hours)

Study the various methods of point selection and combination, with an emphasis on the basic etiology, differentiation, treatment principles and point prescriptions used to treat common syndromes. Prerequisite:Acupuncture IV

Acupuncture VI (60 Hours)

Differentiation and treatment of common diseases are the core of this course. Conditions studied include internal, external and gynecological disorders. Prerequisite:Acupuncture V

Five Element Acupuncture I (60 Hour)

Learn introduction to Sambu Acupoint theory which is applied to restore balance of the yin-yang and five elements. Constitution examination from five element pint of view is discussed. Prerequisite: Acupuncture II, TCM Theory & Diagnostics II

Five Element Acupuncture II (60 Hours)

SaAm acupuncture using Reinforcing and reducing method, and cooling and warming method for twelve meridians are studied. Graduates of this course are expected to have comprehensive knowledge in the theory and practice of SAFE acupuncture. Prerequisite: Five Element Acupuncture I

Herbology I (60 Hours)

General introduction into herbal medicine and over 120 commonly used Chinese herbs are covered.

Herbology II (60 Hour)

Additional 150 herbs and the principles of combining herbs are discussed. Prerequisite:Herbology I

Herbology III (60 Hour)

The principles of creating herbal formulas through the study of Chinese herbal prescriptions. Prerequisite:Herbology II

Shiatsu I (60 Hour)

Basic manipulation and the different techniques for specific parts of the body.

Shiatsu II (60 Hour)

The diagnosis and shiatsu treatment of common conditions according to the theory of TCM Prerequisite: Shiatsu I

Shiatsu III

Covers the Foot Shiatsu techniques, and a number of different styles of reflexology will be introduced. Prerequisite: Shiatsu II

Huang Di Nei Jing

Learn fundamental theory of the TCM and Five Element theory as presented in ellow Emperor's Internal Medicine. Prerequisite: 300 Hours in acupuncture and TCM

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic needling, herbal mask, facial shiatsu and body acupuncture for facial rejuvenation are discussed.

Muscle Taping

Presentation of theory and proper taping techniques to decrease muscle tightness and pain, and to increase joint stability

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