Linda Rapson

Dr. Linda Rapson

Dr. Linda Rapson


Non-Pharmaceutical Pain Relief: Safe and Effective.
Acupuncture, Magnesium and Vitamin D

November 4th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Despite the reservations of traditionalists, a growing number of Canadian doctors are incorporating complementary medicine into their practices. Dr. Linda Rapson of Toronto will discuss her therapies and why she is different than most.


Dr. Linda Rapson, University of Toronto grad and former GP, has integrated acupuncture into western medicine since 1974. Her private practice comprises mainly complex cases, about 90% of which involve chronic pain. She has been a lecturer and examiner for the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute for many years and was Executive President of AFCI from 1996-January 2014.

Since 1992 she has been consultant to the acupuncture program at Lyndhurst Centre, the spinal cord rehabilitation hospital now integrated into the University Health Network/Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, which is affiliated with the University of Toronto.  She is an Adjunct Scientist at UHN/Toronto Rehab and is Principal Investigator of a multi-centre Randomized Clinical Trial on acupuncture for neuropathic pain post-spinal cord injury.

Dr. Rapson chaired the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Section of the Ontario Medical Association and was President of the Ontario Society of Physicians for Complementary Medicine from their inception in 1999 until 2010.

Since 1997 she has studied the impact of nutritional supplements and diet on chronic pain and spearheaded the development of a two part course, Nutrition for Docs, that is was presented through the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at U of T by Dr. Aileen Burford-Mason for several years.

Dr. Rapson was appointed Assistant Professor, DFCM, University of Toronto, in 2013.