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Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese medicine that involves inserting needles into the skin at various sites to induce anesthesia. There are two ways of viewing the benefits of acupuncture. The traditional view, established by Chinese medicine revolves around unblocking certain meridians or channels to increase blood flow. The modern view maintains that acupuncture stimulates one or more of your body’s signaling systems, which can increase the rate of natural healing processes.

  • Increase total body wellness
  • Reduce depression effects
  • Increase ability to sleep
  • Assist in weight loss
  • Reduce allergy effects
  • Reduce headaches
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Please feel free to email us or call us at 416-785-0111 if you have any questions or would like to request an appointment time.

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About Acupuncture

The acupuncturist first needs to decide which areas he or she wants to target. This is done using four diagnostic methods: inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion, and inquiry. Inspection focuses on the face and tongue, auscultation listens to breath sounds and by smelling body odor, inquiring focuses on the complaints of the patient, and palpation feels the body for tender points. The next step in treatment is to determine the temperature of the needle, angle of insertion, speed of insertion, and withdrawal. This is all determined by the disorder being treated and the amount of anesthesia necessary. Sometimes we use electric current through the needle as a stimulant in unblocking the meridians.

Conditions Treated

  • Neurological conditions including headaches, sleep difficulties, nervous tension, stroke, facial neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, paralysis, peripheral neuropathy, dizziness
  • Cardiovascular disorders including blood pressure control, chest pain, angina, poor circulation, muscle cramps
  • Respiratory conditions including asthma, bronchitis, tonsillitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, influenza, common cold
  • Digestive system disorders including toothache, gingivitis, hiccough, gastritis, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, weight control
  • Skin conditions including eczema, acne, scar tissue, hair loss, dandruff
  • Eye conditions including myopia in children, simple cataracts, conjunctivitis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders including osteoarthritis, sciatica, lumbago, gout, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow
  • Sporting injuries including sprained ankles and knees, cartilage problems, torn ligaments, bruises
  • Psychological conditions including depression, phobias, anxiety, nervousness, and addictions
  • Urogenital disorders including cystitis, prostatis, orchitis, low sexual vitality, urinary retention
  • Gynecological conditions including conditions associated with menopause, morning sickness, premenstrual tension, abnormal uterine bleeding or discharge

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get acupuncture?

For acute conditions such as back pain, common cold, or sports related injuries, we suggest multiple visits in a short time frame. In order to have a lasting effect, it is best to receive it frequently. For chronic conditions, we recommend that you average two visits a week depending on the condition and its severity.

Will my insurance cover the treatments?

Please feel free to contact our office at (insert number) with your plan and provider so that we can give you a more detailed estimate on coverage.

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