Special Topics Workshop

To Enrich and Enhance the Knowledge and Practical Skills for Students and
Practitioners as Continuing Education 

TSTCM scheduled to offer six one-day workshops (10am to 6pm) during the summer term. These workshops provide applicable and practical knowledge and enriched skills that are directly related to clinical practice in special areas:

  1. May 12 Sunday      Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis          Bodhi Batista, R.AC              

  2. May 24 Friday        Practical Needling Technique       Mary Wu, R.TCMP

  3. May 31 Friday        Practical Needling Technique       Mary Wu, R.TCMP

  4. June 7 Friday        TCM for Beauty Facial                  Linda Tang, R.TCMP

  5. July 19 Friday        TCM for Beauty Weight                Linda Tang, R.TCMP

  6. July 21 Sunday      Communicating a Diagnosis          Bodhi Batista, R.Ac


$200/day if register 2 weeks prior to the workshop and $250/day there after.


Please email info@tstcm.com or call 416-782-9682 to register. Payment can be made by credit card or interact. Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

There is $50 non-refundable registration fee. No refund if cancellation is made within 5 days of the workshop.


Participants are issued 8 hour credits for each workshop completed.


Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis

May 12, 2019

Pulse and tongue diagnosis are unique diagnostic methods composed of thousands of years of ancient wisdom and practical techniques. They serve as essential evidence for accurate syndrome differentiation and effective treatments. Yet, most practitioners are confused about the pulses reading and tongue observation.

This workshop will provide you with a simple, easy to understanding and practical training about how to take the pulses and identify the tongue appearances, and how to interpret their clinical significances while reviewing the contents of pulse and tongue diagnosis.

Instructor: Bodhi Batista R.Ac

Bodhi is an educator, motivator and a healer for people of all ages. He graduated with an Acupuncture Diploma from Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, honor degree in Sociology and Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, and certificate in Medical Qigong. He combines body mind and spirit in his practice and his teaching to help people to live healthier lives.

Course Contents:

Pulse Diagnosis:

  • The difference between east and west approaches to pulse diagnosis
  • The first contact with patient
  • What should a healthy pulse feel like
  • The 28 qualifies
  • Hands on practice

Tongue Diagnosis:

  • A mental snapshot of the tongue
  • A health tongue appended
  • The ten pathological shapes of tongue body
  • The five pathological colours
  • The moisture of the tongue coatings
  • Interactive practice

Learning Outcome:

Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will acquire practical and applicable hands-on experiences with more knowledge and better understanding of the pulse and tongue diagnosis which will be beneficial for future practice.


Hands-On Acupuncture Technique

May 24, 2019

Acupuncture techniques are important factors for safety, effectiveness of the treatments as well as success of ones career. Thousands of people have learnt and are doing acupuncture in Canada, but very few have received the practical training and know how. If you have observed and received acupuncture from Mary, you know the differences. This one day or two days hands-on workshop will provide you the training, experience you have ever had before.    

Instructor: Mary Xiumei Wu MD. (China, TCM), Dipl. OM. (USA), RTCMP & R.Ac

President of TSTCM with more than 40 years of experience in learning, teaching and practicing TCM and Acupuncture.

Course Contents:

  1. How to get the essence, energy and spirit of skillful and miraculous acupuncture
  • Mary will teach you the practical methods of gaining the strength and precision for your needling techniques
  • In class practice of 4000 needles


  1. Feeling the differences when you receive acupuncture
  • Receive acupuncture needling from your peers
  • Receive acupuncture needling from Mary
  • Demonstration and practice acupuncture on oneself
  • Share your experiences of needling sensations


  1. Advanced needling demonstration and practice
  • The warming and cooling technique
  • The tonifying and reducing technique


Learning Outcome:

Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will acquire practical and applicable hands-on experiences with more knowledge and better understanding of the acupuncture techniques and the methods of practicing needling techniques. You will be able to apply the techniques for practice and for more effective acupuncture treatments