The World Health
Organization has stated “Generally speaking,
acupuncture treatment is safe if it is performed
properly by a well-trained practitioner. Unlike
many drugs, it is non-toxic, and adverse reactions
are minimal”. Accordingly, those considering
acupuncture treatment should ensure that they
select a practitioner who has adequate medical
training and experience.
At the present time acupuncture training in the
Province of Ontario may vary dramatically.Some
practitioners enter into an acupuncture practice
with less than 200 hours of training.
Hong Ma(R.TCMP) studied Traditional Chinese
Medicine for a period of five years before graduating
from the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese
Medicine. The Beijing University of Traditional
Chinese Medicine was founded in 1956 and is China’s
leading institute in Chinese medical education.
She has worked extensively in the health care
system of Beijing in China. She has comprehensive
knowledge and practical experience of Chinese
Medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, Chinese
Tuina massage and so on.
Hong Ma has continued her practice and teaching
of Chinese Medicine in Toronto. She is a member
of The Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and
Acupuncture, and she teaches acupuncture and herbs
at Academy Clinical Chinese Medicine of Toronto.
Her focus is to improve the way her clients feel
and perform during all levels of activity by several
therapeutic interventions in any one treatment
to maximize treatment effectiveness.
Hong Ma is a proponent for the regulation of acupuncture
in the Province of Ontario and strongly supports
any government effors towards regulation that
will provide protection to the public.