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JoAnn Alafriz

Welcome to the Acupuncture Information Centre, my name is JoAnn Alafriz and I am a former Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. I am a 2008 graduate from the now, Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine program, the owner of Toronto Family Acupuncture and co-founder of Toronto Acubirthing.

I am familiar with many of the ins and out of navigating schools, programs and post-graduate courses. Over the years, I have apprenticed with Tak Tsurusaki, R.Ac., studying Japanese acupuncture and interned with Claudia Citkovtiz, Ph.D., LAc taking a post-graduate clinical acupuncture intensive program in Labour and Delivery.

I created this website because I noticed the lack of information for those curious about becoming an acupuncturist or a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. The Acupuncture Information Centre has aggregated as much information as possible to help you make an informed decision.

I hope you find this information is useful.

Acupuncture Schools

Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine
Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine
Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
John and Jenny Chinese Medicine College
International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Humber College
Georgian College
Pharma Medical Science College of Canada

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