Ensuring Public Safety and Regulating in the Public Interest

Our Commitment

Setting high standards of practice, education, competence and ethical conduct.

For Applicants

For Registrants


If you have concerns about an acupuncturist,
please contact the Complaints Director

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Who we are

The College of Acupuncturists of Alberta, as a regulatory college, serves the public interest and ensures public safety by setting high standards of practice, education, competence and ethical conduct.

To confirm if you are receiving acupuncture from an Acupuncturist registered with the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta, click on Verify a Registrant.

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Frequently Asked Question

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and modern scientific and physiologic systems. It is used to assess, diagnose and treat.

Acupuncture is administered to

It refers to the stimulation of specific points, identified by anatomical and physiological standards, as well as by manual inspection & palpation. Stimulation of points elicits a predictable physiological response including neurophysiological responses in the muscles, spinal cord and brain, as well as biochemical and hormonal responses in the body.

These responses either change the body’s experience of symptoms, especially pain, or trigger the release of substances which influence the body’s internal regulation. This includes the administration of manual, mechanical, thermal and electro-therapeutic stimulation.

As an integral part of the healthcare team, Acupuncturists may collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that best meets the patient’s needs and goals.

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Message from Our President

Acupuncture Alberta – Mar 18, 2022

On behalf of the Council, I am very pleased to announce Erin Stroud as the new Executive Director/Registrar for the College of […]

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Alberta Step 2 Ease of Measures

Acupuncture Alberta – Mar 03, 2022

Effective March 1, 2022, Alberta enters Step 2 of the plan to ease public health measures. Several restrictions were removed, including the […]

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Renewal Invoices Corrected

Acupuncture Alberta – Mar 01, 2022

It has come to our attention that some renewal invoices were incorrectly generated to include a $400 late fee. This issue has […]

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