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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.
Benefits of Membership
Connect with Members
Current listing of all ACO Members
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