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Acupuncture Council of Ontario

The Acupuncture Council of Ontario (ACO) is an association for primary contact Regulated Health Professionals who have obtained certification to practice needle acupuncture with Traditional Chinese Medical and Biomedical backgrounds.

The ACO was created by the Ontario Chiropractic Association in 1995. Prior to the regulation of acupuncture and the subsequent creation of the College of Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO), the ACO was the unofficial regulatory body for chiropractors providing needle acupuncture services. Insurance companies and WSIB acknowledged members of the ACO as certified practitioners who were eligible to bill for acupuncture services.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to promote improved standards of education, practice, and research in the art and science of acupuncture.

What We Do


Provide educational seminars and/or webinars at no cost to current members


Provide up-to-date research papers related to our scope of practice


Network with TCM-based acupuncturists


Liaise with insurance companies for acupuncture related matters


Respond to public inquiries regarding acupuncture

News & Events

Our Email is Changing

Please note that our new email is:


Our old email still works, however, we plan to retire that email address by June 30, 2023.

2023 Annual General Meeting

Tuesday May 30, 2023

8.00 pm – 9.15 pm



Webinar with Dr. Linda Rapson, MD, CAFCI, MCFPC

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7:30pm – 9:30pm:

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management with Acupuncture, Magnesium & vitamin D

ACO membership renewals

November 1 to December 31, 2022

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:30pm to 8:45pm via Zoom

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday June 1st, 2021  7:00pm – 8:30pm Virtually via Zoom

Webinar with Ryan Tze-Wai Longenecker, BSc, RAc, RTCMP

May 19th, 2021 7pm – 9pm
Acupuncture Management of Headache and Craniofacial Pain

How to Join / Renew

What are the fees?

$150 + HST = $169.50 for all members.

How do I qualify for ACO membership?

Proof of successful and recent completion of a TCM based acupuncture program with a min 200 hrs, from a recognized educational institution; in accordance to the By-Laws.

What happens if my membership lapses?

There is a reinstatement fee if your membership lapses. CE requirements of 12 hours every 2 years must be fulfilled.

Please contact the ACO office directly for further information


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Email: info@aco-web.com

T: 416.929.5888

F: 416.929.6606

187 Madison Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S6