[Overview of acupuncture development in Ontario Canada].

Author: Wang F, Wu BJ.
Ontario College of TCM, Canada. info@octcm.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2012 Apr
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 367-9 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 147

The history of acupuncture in Ontario, Canada was traced, and the current status as welI as the prospection were introduced in this paper. Statistics showed that the history of acupuncture in Ontario started in the 1880s, and it was only popular in China Town and Chinese community. In the 1970s, it gradually merged into the mainstream of the society, and entered into a growing period. With the tide of Chinese immigration in the 1980s and 1990s, acupuncture matured rapidly. In 2006, the "Traditional Chinese Medicine Act" was passed in Ontario, it was considered as a milestone in the history of acupuncture. At present, just like the other 23 health care professions, acupuncture has already be included into the legislation system, and become a component of Ontario's health care system. At the same time, the law and regulation may also promote the establishment of "pure Chinese Medicine" in Ontario.
PMID: 22734397