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There is always something new happening at the Shiatsu School of Canada (SSC) and Acupuncture Institute.

If you would like to be kept uptodate with current events happening within the school or just want general information on the various workshops, seminars and events which take place at the SSC, please contact Enza Ierullo or call (416) 323-1818 Ex.25

We would love to hear from you!







July, 2008

The Regulatory College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario is a government body which will govern the practices and educational standards within Ontario. Those practicing acupuncture and /or TCM must register with this regulatory college ( in order to practice within the province of Ontario.

 The practice and educational standards have yet to be determined. To register with the Regulatory College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario please click on this link and follow the instructions:

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the SSC at (416) 323-1818 ex.22 or ex.25 or call our toll free number at 1-800-263-1703.

 To contact the Regulatory College of TCM Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario please view this link:

 The following link details the current by-laws developed by this new regulatory college: Check back here for ongoing updates.















June, 2008



At this time, Kate Kent has decided to step down as the Director of the Shiatsu School of Canada, Acupuncture and TCM Diploma Programs. We are so grateful for Kateís ongoing hard work and enthusiasm that she brought to the program. Her charisma, extensive knowledge and tremendous efforts have made the Acupuncture Diploma Program one of the best Acupuncture Programs in Canada. She will be sadly missed by students, faculty and staff.

With this news, we are very proud to announce a recent promotion at the Shiatsu School of Canada!

Ronny Breuer, MS.C., Lic. Acu., CH has been working closely with Kate Kent and the SSC for over the last few years. Together, their devotion to the school and itsí students; will make this change a smooth one and create opportunities for further continuous growth.

Ronny graduated from a 4-year comprehensive program of study in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and holds a diploma from the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego , California. He has been teaching in both the Acupuncture and Shiatsu Diploma Programs at the Shiatsu School of Canada since 2004. His clinical track record has proven to help thousands individuals through successful treatments of various medical conditions.

Ronny is truly a specialist in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Some of his expertise includes the following: acupuncture, cupping, Moxibustion, reflexology, Tuina, shiatsu therapy, herbal therapy, nutrition, hot stones and hypnotherapy.

Please welcome me in congratulating Ronny as our new Acupuncture and TCM Program Director.


Enza Ierullo,
Executive Director of
The Shiatsu School of Canada and Acupuncture Institute.

April 17,, 2008

Student Acupuncture Clinic - Starts April 2008

The Shiatsu School of Canada is proud to announce the start of our student acupuncture clinic. Join our students in learning about the body, nutrition and well being. Treatments are performed by an experienced therapist/instructor, while students have the opportunity to learn about clinic procedures.

Call (416) 323-1818 Ex.23 to book a treatment or click here to find out more details.


February 3, 2008

Director of Bio-Medical Sciences Announced!


The Shiatsu School of Canada is proud to announce the promotion of Dr. Chai Lien Lee to Director of Bio-Medical Sciences.
Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Bombay in India in 1976 with an MBBS (medical) degree. She completed a Master of Surgery degree in human anatomy in 1982.

Her 30 years of teaching experience includes teaching to students in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and audio-speech therapy, as well as shiatsu and acupuncture.

Dr. Lee has been with our school for 14 years now.  In this time she has become a respected and valued instructor and mentor.

Congratulations Dr. Lee, from everyone here at the Shiatsu School of Canada and the SSC Acupuncture Institute.

December 13, 2007

The Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture Institute launch their Chinese Medicinal Herbs Program
The use of Chinese medicinal herbs is a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is often practiced in combination with other modalities such as acupuncture, tuina or shiatsu therapy. TCM professionals treating with herbs have tremendous success in treating a variety of conditions ranging from dermatological conditions to gastrointestinal problems to managing the side effects of chemotherapy.

The Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture institute offers career training in Chinese Medicinal Herbs as a direct-entry program or as a post-graduate program for acupuncturists. We are extremely excited to update you on some recent advances and upcoming launches for this program.



Director of Chinese Medicinal Herbs Program Announced
We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Ronny Breuer MSc., Lic. Acu to this position. Ronny is currently an instructor in both our shiatsu and acupuncture programs and Senior Therapist in the school's professional clinic. The rest of the management team is confident that under Ronny's direction, the herbs component of their TCM offerings will become a mainstay of the school, much like the 21 year old shiatsu program and 11 year old acupuncture program.

Ronny will be joined by other esteemed practitioners and instructors to form the teaching team for the CMH program. Students will have the opportunity to study with Kate Kent Dipl. Ac. & C.H. (NCCAOM), Adina Stanescu C.Ac., DCHM, Chai Lien Lee and James Fu M.Sc., C.M.D.    

For more information on Ronny and the teaching faculty, click here.


Start training to be a Chinese Medicinal Herbs Practitioner this January 
We are currently accepting applications and interviewing for the January start of the Chinese Medicinal Herbs Diploma Program. This evening/weekend program is offered on a part-time basis, incorporates 1980 hours of study and is a direct entry program. For more information about this program, click here.


Stand-alone courses available for acupuncturists, therapists with a TCM background, SSC students and SSC graduates
Starting this spring, students will have the opportunity to enroll in three stand-alone courses in Chinese medicinal herbs. These courses can also be applied to the TCM Practitioner Diploma for those who have already completed 1900 hours of acupuncture. The courses available are TCM Herbal Theory, Basic Western Diagnosis and the Materia Medica. For more information about these courses, click here. To register for these limited enrollment courses, contact Enza Ierullo at 416 323 1818 x22 or by email at

The Shiatsu School of Canada
547 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada    416.323.1818