McMaster Medical Acupuncture Program for Ontario Physicians


  1. We have excellent teachers in our program, and many of them, such as Dr. Trinh, are licensed acupuncturists and physicians (Or other licensed healthcare providers.) Our teachers have won or been nominated for many awards in teaching.  

  1. Our program is affordable, and a big chunk of the profits go toward supporting acupuncture research. Why is this important for a practitioner? WSIB and insurance companies are not going to fund acupuncture based on testimonies. They fund acupuncture treatments based on the results of research. Insurance companies and other stakeholders have highly cited studies by Dr. Trinh and his team. Here is an abbreviated list.
  • Trinh, K.V., et al. 2022. The effect of acupuncture on hand and wrist pain intensity, functional status, and quality of life in adults: A systematic review. Medical Acupuncture 34(1), p34-48. 
  • Trinh, K.V., et al. 2021. The Efficacy of Acupuncture on Foot and Ankle for Pain Intensity, Functional Status, and General Quality of Life in Adults: A Systematic Review. Medical Acupuncture, 33(6), p386-95. 
  • Trinh, K.V., Diep, D. and Chen, K.J.Q., 2019. Systematic Review of Episodic Migraine Prophylaxis: Efficacy of Conventional Treatments Used in Comparisons with Acupuncture. Medical acupuncture, 31(2), pp.85-97. 
  • Trinh, K., Graham, N., Irnich, D., Cameron, I.D. and Forget, M., 2016. Acupuncture for neck disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (5). 
  • Trinh, K.V., Diep, D. and Dorsher, P., 2017. A Critical Look into the 2016 NICE Guidelines: Acupuncture for Low-Back Pain and Sciatica. Medical Acupuncture, 29(1), pp.20-24. 
  • Trinh KV, Graham N, Gross AR, Goldsmith C et al. Acupuncture for Neck Disorders: A Systematic Review. Cochrane Collaboration Library 2006. 
  • Trinh KV, Phillips SD, Ho E, Damsma K. Acupuncture in the alleviation of lateral epicondyle pain: A systematic review. Rheumatology. Jun 2004. 
  • Trinh KV, Phillips SD. A Critique of a Cochrane review. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. January 2006. 
  • Trinh KV, Phillips SD. Needling the facts.: An evidence-based review of acupuncture. The Canadian Journal of Diagnosis. March 2004. p81-84 
  • Trinh KV. The challenges of non-pharmacological trials: Blinding and other issues in acupuncture research as an example. Drug Information Journal. 36(4) 2002. p509-511 
  • Trinh KV. Blinding issues in acupuncture research: Should the treating acupuncturists be blinded? The Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 3(4) 2002. 
  • White AR, Trinh KV. Performing systematic reviews in acupuncture. The Journal Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. 3(2) 2002. p26-31
  1. We have an impeccable safety record over the last 25 years. Dr. Trinh and some of the teachers are in the acupuncture expert testimony business by providing expert opinions to lawyers and to professional regulators such as the CPSO. We have yet to encounter one student from our program who was sued for acupuncture malpractice…not even one in the past 25 years!                          Click HERE for more information or to register to our program for Ontario physicians.