Poney received a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science (University of Toronto) and a four-year professional Masters degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. He apprenticed for five years in a medical lineage that once consulted for the Forbidden Palace. Poney began teaching in 2008 and has been asked to teach his acupuncture training program at professional development seminars to acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, physiotherapist and chiropractors. He is an author to a number of Oriental medicine publications and has appeared numerous times on local television (OMNI News) as an expert in Chinese medicine. Poney was a speaker for the York Region Police Association, Asian Integrative Medicine Symposium and International Contemporary Acupuncture Symposium. In 2013 he founded the Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture Certificate Program in collaboration with CCNM. This unconventional program integrates Chinese medical classics with the latest peer-reviewed medical journals to provide a synergistic approach to acupuncture. His students call this integrative curriculum "The Future of Acupuncture."