Acupuncture Clinic

New – Book your appointment online

  1. Go to our online booking page
  2. Select “Register” to create your personal profile, then select sign up (a confirmation with your password will be sent to the email address you provided)
  3. Use your password to log in, then choose the day, time and select your student therapist

Once you are logged into the system use “My account” to make changes to your profile or cancel an existing appointment.

If you have any questions, please call us during business hours at 705.722.5156.

About our clinic

Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modality that uses points on the body that lie on meridians or pathways along which the body’s life-giving energy called Qi (pronounced “Chee”) circulates.

Learn more about TCM Acupuncture.

NEW: Saturday appointments include assessment for use of Traditional Chinese Medicines such as herbal based products to further support treatment.

Clinic mentors ensure that our students develop the clinical skills and professionalism required in order to be successful in their chosen profession through the hands-on application of practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

Your first appointment will include:

  • A complete assessment during which you discuss in-depth your health history and your current complaint(s) – approximately one hour long
  • A physical assessment based on TCM diagnostics which may include pulse and tongue diagnosis, and the physical palpation/examination of an area associated with the health complaint
  • A treatment during the initial consultation – not guaranteed (full treatments will be provided during each subsequent booking) and depends on the time available and type of clinic format booked

Note: the initial appointment is complimentary. Follow-up appointments and treatments in the student-led clinic – at approximately one hour in length – cost $30 (please see our FEES section for full details).

All instructors/mentors involved in training students and supervising the Georgian College Acupuncture Clinic are duly regulated members in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). CTCMPAO is the governing body established by the Government of Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Act, 2006.


Intra Grand Rounds is a student observation clinic.

Clients participating in this clinic will have their assessment and treatment performed by the clinic instructor who is a regulated and experienced acupuncturist. A small group of students (five to 10) observe the consultation and treatment process and follow the progress of the client throughout the treatment cycle.

A number of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture techniques may be employed.

Advanced Grand Rounds is a student observation clinic.

Clients participating in this clinic will have their assessment and treatment performed by the clinic instructor who is a regulated and experienced acupuncturist. A small group of students (five to 10) observe the consultation and treatment process and follow the progress of the client throughout the treatment cycle. Clients having follow-up appointments in this clinic will have their treatment performed by students and supervised by the clinic instructor.

A number of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture techniques may be employed.

Client consultations and treatments are provided by second- and third-year students who have acquired the skills and knowledge to safely and competently assess and treat based on TCM theory, diagnostic principles and TCM acupuncture techniques.

A number of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture techniques may be employed.

Qi (pronounced Chee) is the energy system of the body which is at the basis of TCM philosophy and treatment and:

  • Promotes health and healing
  • Helps to calm and focus the mind
  • Improves energy, sleep and immune function
  • Improves overall sense of well-being

Traditional acupuncture needling techniques are used at specific points along the meridian channels of the body (most of these points are located on the upper and lower extremities) to promote and restore the proper flow of Qi.

This is a student-led clinic. Each appointment includes a general health assessment and a balancing Qi treatment. Qi balancing treatments are aimed at promoting overall wellness. The assessment and treatment of specific health complaints are referred to either the Grand Rounds or the Student-led clinics.

At the Women and Children’s clinic we are focused on health complaints or concerns that range across a broad spectrum.

Women may seek our support to address issues with menstrual cycles, menopause, pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, etc.

Children may need our help to address common ailments like coughs and colds, asthma, and even gastrointestinal problems like constipation or diarrhea.

Frequently asked questions

For the best treatment results, keep a few things in mind:

  • Please arrive on time
  • Don’t eat a large meal or consume alcohol before you visit
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes
  • Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your acupuncturist
  • Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least six hours after treatment
  • Follow your treatment plan between visits
  • Keep all of your appointments – each visit builds on previous ones
  • Empty your bladder before starting your treatment
  • Stay well hydrated (drink water) following your treatment
  • Enjoy a warm Epsom salts bath following treatment (optional)

We accept debit, MasterCard, Visa and cash.

Students need time to develop their clinical skills – missed appointments and last-minute cancellations affect the success of our students who are trying to meet their learning requirements; therefore we ask that you make the commitment of time and patience:

  • 24-hours notice is required for appointment cancellations
  • Multiple missed appointments may result in termination of care

Our students are not licensed acupuncturists; therefore, it is unlikely that you would have the costs of treatment reimbursed. We recommend that you inquire directly with your insurance company regarding reimbursement and benefit coverage.

Food and drink

In accordance with Health and Safety, food and drink are not permitted inside the clinic.

Electronic devices

In accordance with our privacy regulations and to ensure client confidentiality, the use of cell phones or any type of electronic or recording device is strictly prohibited inside the clinic space. You are asked to turn off and store all electronic devices while inside the clinic. Stored electronics should be turned off or set on mute in consideration of others.

A female student administers an acupuncture treatment to a female client while a male instructor assesses the technique.

Winter 2019 clinic hours

Student-Led Acupuncture Clinic

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Online booking available

Intake times
1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Grand Rounds Clinic

Thursdays and Fridays
No online booking available

Intake times
Thursdays: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Fridays: Noon, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Women and Children’s Clinic

Fridays in the winter semester only
No online booking available

Intake times
9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Saturdays only
No online booking available

Intake times
9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


Student-led Clinic (one-hour appointments)

  • Initial intake appointment: complimentary (a treatment may or may not be provided during the initial consult)
  • Follow-up appointments – public: $30
  • Follow-up appointments – Georgian College students: $20

Grand Rounds Advance  (one hour initial appointment, one-hour follow-up appointment)

  • Initial intake appointment: complimentary
  • Consultation and treatment: $30
  • Georgian College students: $20

We require 24 hours cancellation notice.


Clinic clients receive a special parking rate of $2 per hour. Here is how to access the rate:

  • Park in a Reserved Clinic Client parking space in front of the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences
  • Go to the clinic registration desk to provide your licence plate number and to pay your fee of $2 per hour

Alternatively, you may buy an hourly or daily parking permit through the HonkMobile app. The special rate does not apply if you pay using this method.

If you do not pay for parking, you will be subject to a parking ticket that is likely far more expensive than the $2 per hour rate. Parking tickets for violations range from $20 to $300.


NEW: Georgian College alumni receive three complimentary student-led acupuncture treatments per calendar year.

NOTE: Initial intake assessments are always complimentary. These promotions are for treatment appointments.

Book now as space is limited. To make an appointment, please email or call 705.722.5156.

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