International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver

 (This is our 15 consecutive years of accreditation, since the establishment of the accreditation of PCTIA.)

           A Rewarding Career in Traditional Chinese Medicine
               Over 28 years of excellence in TCM Education

Our DLI number from the Citizenship & Immigration Canada to recruit international students is O19394941076. Please visit “Accreditation” under “About College” for more information.


           Acupuncture and Dr. TCM. Diploma Programs
          *offered in English from April 20, 2015
          *offered in Mandarin (evening and weekend courses)
            from April 20, 2015

 Chinese TuiNa Massage Certificate Program (12 weeks)
offered from May 4, 2015


Diploma programs:

* Five-year Program on Doctor of TCM (Dr.TCM.)
* Four-year Program on Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCM.P.)
* Three-year Program on Acupuncturist (R.Ac.)
* Three-year Program on Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist (R.TCM.H.)



FREE consultation
Very Low Cost on Treatments



Dr. Henry Lu Ph.D., Dr.TCM
Dr. Laina Ho Dr.TCM

(Appointment Required)

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* Schedule a visit, take a tour and learn more about our Programs and facilities.

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Lectures and Events

Free Information Sessions for Program IN ENGLISH
2:00PM on Thursday, April 9, 16, 23, 30
Free Information Sessions for Program IN MANDARIN
4:00PM on Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28
* OR schedule a personal information session.
 FREE Consultation
*Appointment required

TCM in British Columbia

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been legalized in British Columbia in 2000. Students may choose to be enrolled in an applicable program of the College and write a licensing examination upon graduation to become a registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac), TCM Herbalist (R.TCM.H.), TCM practitioner (R.TCM.P.), or Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM.).  For students planning to be licensed by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) in BC, two (2) years of liberal arts and sciences (comprised of not less than 60 credits) in an accredited college or chartered/approved university acceptable to the CTCMA registration committee will be required to write the registration examinations. Please see the CTCMA website at resources/Examinations/University Requirement.pdf for more information.

At present, Medical Service Plan of British Columbia (MSP) covers 10 Acupuncture treatments per year with other alternative care for qualified people. Each service will be reimbursed $23.00. On top of this, Insurance Cooperation of British Columbia (ICBC), Workers Compensation Broad (WCB) and other private extended medical care agencies such as Blue Cross cover acupuncture treatments.
This development is certainly beneficial to all patients who are looking forward to regaining their good health, and it is also encouraging to those who wish to seek a career in this health profession.