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  • Same day bookings and walk ins welcome
  • Since 1999

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Before booking your appointment...

You have to be sure that you are not currently experiencing any of these symptoms:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Sore throat
New loss of taste or smell
Please note: Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Besides without any above symptoms, you have to agree that you have not:

Tested positive for COVID-19
Knowingly been exposed to someone with COVID-19
Recently traveled to an area with a high infection rate
Been in an area where social distancing was not properly observed
Been to a nursing home

* The information above is from our ClinicSense booking system to pre-screen the COVID-19 cases, if you are not on the lists: 

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About Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

As of April 1, 2013, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is a regulated profession in Ontario. The mandate of the College of Traditional
Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) is to ensure the safety of the public. Practitioners who have had at least 2000 patient visits in the last 5 years, proven that they have treated a multitude of health issues, and passed a Safety and Jurisprudence exam may get grandfathered into the regulatory body. Only registered members are allowed to practice TCM and Acupuncture.
Before you get acupuncture next time, ensure that the practitioner is registered with the college.

Acupuncture is holistic - it works by balancing the energy pathways in our bodies. It promotes better energy and blood flow by inducing a minor healing response in the body. It can therefore help with any health condition that you may be suffering from. All you have to do is get a treatment and see how you feel.

Some areas that can be treated include:

Musculo-Skeletal Issues: Pain anywhere in the body, Head Aches, Migraines, Neck, Shoulder Tension, Carpal Tunnel, Back Pain, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis and more

Stress and Insomnia, Depression, Irritability, Anxiety

Digestion: Acid Reflux, Nausea, Abdominal Pain, Bloating, Distension, Crohn's, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Respiration: Allergies, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Shortness of Breath

Women' Health: Fertility, Menopause, IUI and IVF support

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Why acupuncture?

As well as being great for treating chronic conditions, acupuncture can be very effective in the treatment of acute conditions such as Sprains and Strains.

Acupuncture can also be used to treat the following conditions:
  • Headaches
  • Lung disorders/asthma
  • Generalized pain
  • Nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy
  • Incontinence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • As well as many other conditions

The price of an acupuncture session is $90.00 for the initial assessment (60 minutes) and $65.00 (45 minutes) for subsequent visits.

Please keep in mind that if you are being treated for multiple conditions, you may have to be reassessed and will be charged the assessment fee of $90.00.

Receipts will be given for insurance purposes, however you should contact your insurance company to verify their requirements.

The two most commonly asked questions about Acupuncture are:

Does Acupuncture Hurt?  So how does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is a very old form of Chinese therapy which involves the insertion of needles in the body to promote healing. Acupuncture needles are very
fine and come in different diameter gauges and lengths. In areas where bones can easily be palpated e.g. the wrist or face, a small needle is
inserted, but in areas of larger musculature e.g. the back or thigh, larger needles are chosen.

Since acupuncture needles are very fine, they do not usually hurt upon insertion, and even if they do, the sensation subsides within seconds.
This is hard for most people to imagine as they have only ever had the hypodermic needle for receiving shots or donating blood. The hypodermic
needle is much larger in diameter as it has to puncture a vein to draw blood or for injecting medicine. So acupuncture needle insertion is not
usually painful. Sometimes, patients may be overly anxious about receiving acupuncture or they may have a very acute muscular spasm and
in such cases, the patient may find the needle insertion to be more sensitive. In such cases, I remind the patients to invoke their deep,
diaphragmatic breath work, and they find the treatment extremely relaxing.

How does the insertion of needles in the body help promote healing?
Traditionally, in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture theory, there are many channels or meridians that carry Qi energy and these channels are connected to
internal organs as well. By inserting  a needle along the channel, the flow of energy and blood can be improved so that  any imbalance can be
arrested or reversed. For example, if there is an area of stagnation such as a muscular spasm, the improved qi flow will disperse the
stagnation from the area and help the muscle to relax. Similarly, if a build up of stress causes the mind not to relax and leads to insomnia,
acupuncture can help in dispersing the tension, relaxing the mind and improving the quality of sleep.

In terms of Modern Medicine, acupuncture points are often located near nerve endings within the body. When a needle is inserted into one of
these acupuncture points, it stimulates the nerve, causing the release of neurotransmitters, which are special chemicals that the body produces
to communicate with cells in the body.  Endorphin, the body’s natural painkiller, is released causing a reduction in pain perception.  It has
also been shown that acupuncture causes a rise in Serotonin and Histamines levels, which are important to promote the healing response. 
As such, when treating a painful condition, the goals of treatment include pain relief, a reduction in inflammation within the tissue,
increased circulation to the region, and the promotion of healing.


Protocols for managing the services during COVID -19 period

Cleaning and Disinfecting:

Setting up the Hand washing and sanitization station at the reception area and the treatment area.  
In addition to routine procedures, high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at least twice per day, and when visibly soiled. High touch surfaces include: doorknobs, light switches, washrooms, face cradle, lotion or oil bottles, Crocs, stools, massage tables,
In order to make the disinfection sufficient and convenient, our clinic will follow the guidelines from CMTO to set up: no table warmers, no heating pads, no table covers, linens, blankets and pillows must be changed between clients, and washed and dried in highest heat possible. Linens used by clients will be stored in a closed bag until they are washed.
RMTs and Receptionists will keep recording the infection prevention and control log instantly, These records should reflect the date and frequency of when the measure was applied. RMTs will keep the record at the treatment room where it is used.

RMTs will follow the guidelines from the CMTO website to equip with PPE, and welcome to add any additional measures to make you comfortable.

The procedure of getting your massage treatment before and after your appointment time:

1) One day ahead of your appointment, you will receive the reminder with the pre-screening form. You have to sign this form and your intake form before entering the waiting area.
2) Please arrive at the clinic 5 minutes early to help us manage the number of the people in the reception area. If you show up too early, the receptionist may send you to the lobby first.
3) Wearing the mask for your appointment is MANDATORY.
You have to wear the mask throughout the treatment.
Attention: Please stay outside if you don't have mask on, and call the front desk to hand the mask for you before you come in.
3) Once you come in, please wash your hand with the hand sanitizer.
4) We request you do the transaction before going upstairs.
5) Your therapist will take you to the treatment area and will guide you where to take off your outdoor shoes and put on the Crocs. We have the plastic bag if you like to take your shoes with you.
6) Before you set up yourself on the table, you therapist will guide you where to put your clothes, and please fold and put them at the specific area.
7) Please wear the mask at the whole time.
8) After the treatment, your therapist will lead you out and make sure to use hands sanitizer before you leave.

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