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James Saper R.TCM.P.
328 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3W5 (519) 341-9314

Useful Links

Acupuncture Today


This is a website devoted to Chinese Medicine for both practitioners and non-practitioners alike. It is the website for the american publication of the same name. The site includes background information on Chinese Medicine as well as articles and event listings from the magazine.


www.acupuncture.com This is an extensive website that covers Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine information over North America. There is lots of general interest information available here and a few research summaries to be found here.

The College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario

www.ctcmpao.on.ca This is the website of the regulatory college of Ontario. The college regulates the practice of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ontario. In December of 2006, Ontario became the second province to recognize Traditional Chinese Medicine as a health profession.

The College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC

www.ctcma.bc.ca This is the website of the regulatory college of British Columbia. British Columbia has the distinction of being the first province to regulate the full scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a profession. This website provides a listing of all practitioners registered with the college as well as information of the state of regulation in the province of British Columbia.

Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council of Ontario

www.hprac.org To download their April 2001 report (227Kb) that recomends recognition and regulation of Traditional Chinese Medicine by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, click here.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

www.health.gov.on.ca In July 2005, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced plans to include Traditional Chinese Medicine as a regulated health profession. To see the press release of this announcement and link to the MPP Counsultation Group report click here.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

www.nccam.nih.gov This is an American center that is part of their National Institutes of Health. To view their background information onf acupuncture, including references to research and a link the the "National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement on Acupuncture, click here.

Oshio College of Acupuncture and Herbology

www.oshio.ca This is the website for the school where I recieved my training. It is one of several colleges in British Columbia teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine. The school's principle, Dr. Ganglin Yin has practiced and taught TCM in China, Russia, the United States and Canada. This website provides information on the school's program and faculty.

The Wu Shu Centre

www.thewushucentre.ca Andrea Falk's website. Andrea is one of the foremost players and teachers of chinese martial arts in Canada. I am fortunate to train Xingyi Quan, Bagua Zhang and Taiji Quan under her watchful eyes. Her publishing company, TGL Books, is one of the best sources for high quality translations of internal martial arts books and videos. This website has lots to offer people seriously interested in Chinese martial arts including photos, a Chinese-English Wushu dictionary and upcoming events. The website is updated regularly.

Jack Yan Taiji Studio

www.tntkungfu.com The website for Jack Yan's club in Markham which offers high quality instruction in both Yang and Chen styles of Taiji. Jack Yan is the only Canadian indoor apprentice of Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei and a gifted instructor. As a member of the club I probably have the dubious distinction of the most spotty attendance record.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Day

Did you know that there is a day designated for the promotion of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine? Mark October 24th on your calendars and visit www.aomday.org to find out more.

Health Resources

Stroke Recovery Canada

Stroke Recovery Canada has local support groups across Canada.

Canadian Cancer Society and Stop Smoking Guides

Cancer.ca offers a broad range of information and resources including their stop smoking guides. The american counterparts are the American Cancer Society and QuitDay.

last updated September 10th, 2015