Alexander Audette is a Registered Acupuncturist practicing in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
Alexander initially graduated from McGill University with a degree in Chemical Engineering before completing training in Acupuncture and Massage Therapy at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology (Tokyo Branch). This program was followed by a 2 year apprenticeship with Matsumoto Acupuncture Research Group (Palpation Based IMS Acupuncture) and a 1 year apprenticeship in Shiatsu and Tuina massage therapy. In 2000, Alex returned to Calgary and completed a further 2 years study at Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM). Alexander is a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of Ontario and has practiced Chinese Medicine for the past 17 years in both Calgary and Ontario in private practice as well as having taught at ACATCM before moving to Ontario in 2007.
Alex was one of my clinical supervisors, and it was a pleasure to recount some of the lessons he taught and ask him to impart some new ones. We discuss his time in Japan, the difference between traditional Japanese and Chinese approaches to acupuncture, increasing patient herbal compliance by using orthomolecular medicine, and Alex quizzes me on my chemistry and herbal knowledge - in which I fail miserably.