Career Potential

  • Currently most acupuncture practitioners operate their own private clinics or join existing integrated medical ventures or institutes.
  • Since acupuncture services are included in most private insurance policies, people with extended health benefits receive full or partial reimbursement for services provided by a Registered Acupuncturist.
  • In BC, the Medical Services Plan (MSP) provides a supplementary benefit for acupuncture services for individuals receiving income assistance.
  • As of April 1 2019,  ICBC has begun to provide coverage for acupuncture treatments for individuals injured in a car crash. As a result, the market potential for acupuncture practitioners is rising.
  • On July 22, 2020, the Board of Directors of Work Safe BC approved policy amendments regarding acupuncture services.