Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine needles into certain points along meridians of Qi moving through our bodies. We use Traditional Chinese Medicine systems of healing to inform which points can best affecting Qi flow.
Acupuncture is most known to support stress and pain, and has also been studied and shown to support people experiencing other conditions including:
- anxiety, depression and grief
- acute injuries & chronic pain
- insomnia & difficulty sleep
- low energy & fatigue
- digestive issues
- menstrual pain and hormone cycle irregularity
- fertility & pregnancy related issues
ONE-ON-ONE & COMMUNITY TREATMENTS
We offer individual one-on-one private appointments and community (group-style) acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture treatments are typically provided by a Registered Acupuncturist or Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Naturopathic Doctors can also practice the controlled act of acupuncture within naturopathic appointments.
Our acupuncturist & naturopathic providers offer Free Consults Meet and Greet to learn more and find out if Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine is a good fit for you.
Is Acupuncture covered under OHIP?
No, acupuncture at our clinic is not covered under OHIP. Any treatment that includes acupuncture may be covered by a private insurance or extended health benefits plan.
If your benefits include Acupuncture as a separate category, check with your insurance provider to see if care by a Registered Acupuncturist is covered, or alternatively if you have coverage for Naturopathic care.
How Long is an Acupuncture treatment?
The first appointment with our acupuncturist is 75 minutes and involves a Traditional Chinese Medicine intake and assessment, plus a treatment.
Follow-up appointments are recommended to be 60 minutes in either private or community acupuncture settings.
What is Community Acupuncture?
Our clinic has a group treatment room. In the “community” setting, each patient has an individual chair and may be receiving treatments alongside other patients. Patients receive a simple assessment from their provider before receiving the treatment. These types of treatments are the perfect complement to ongoing acupuncture treatments. There are also therapeutic benefits documented for those receiving acupuncture community treatment settings. Please inquire to see if a community-style treatment could be suitable for your needs by your health care provider.
Meet Our Acupuncturists
- Lamia Gibson, RAc – Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Therapist
- Su Hyun Park, RAc, RTCMP – Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner providing Chinese Herbal Medicine and Community Acupuncture
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