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Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles into points along the meridian (a pathway on the body where energy flows). This stimulates nerve branches, which improves blood circulation and has a positive effect on the body’s organs, brain function, digestive system, respiratory function, cardiovascular function, hormones, etc. in order to restore the human body to balance and harmony, thus, healing the injury and/or illness.

 

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a more Holistic approach to beauty and maintaining a healthy, glowing, youthful appearance. Cosmetic Acupuncture can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers, when hair-thin, sterilized needles are inserted into the skin. This can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and plump up the skin. Micro punctures on the skin also causes the surrounding skin to pull tighter and stimulate blood flow nourishing the skin.

Cosmetic Acupuncture takes the application of lots of miniature needles and it may take anywhere from 30 min to 45 min to complete the insertion of all the needles. As a result, these appointments are 75 min in length. The number of sessions needed for Cosmetic Acupuncture depends on the patient’s age, the condition of the skin and the depth of the wrinkles, lines and crow’s feet. Visible improvements can often been seen within 4 to 6 sessions and a total of 10 to 12 sessions, once or twice a week, is considered a treatment.

Cosmetic Acupuncture also improves the immune system, reduces puffiness due to inflammation or edema. Overall, Acupuncture enhances Metabolism and relieves muscle strain. Acupuncture has helped with improving Mood, reducing mental stress and anxiety, and improving sleep.

Along with needles, Cosmetic Acupuncture sessions may also include microcurrent stimulation, facial cupping, gua sha and more.

Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

  •     Stimulate collagen production
  •     Treat Acne-prone skin
  •     Reduce Inflammation
  •     Relieve Jaw muscle tension
  •     Improve redness to the skin
  •     Lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  •     Enhance Vision and clear Nasal passages 
  •     Benefit Sinus Infection and Headache
  •     Side benefit of improved sleep and reduced stress

Possible Side Effects

  •     Initially symptoms will worsen before they improve overall
  •     May cause soreness, slight bruising, minor bleeding
  •     Takes longer for the results to be visible, but more durable

Overall benefits of Acupuncture in general

  • Acupuncture has been proven to reduce pain (Headache, stiff neck, backache, menstrual cramps, chronic pain) by releasing natural pain-killers from the Brain into the muscles
  • Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins promoting both physical and emotional well-being (Mood swing, anxiety, depression, sadness, stress)
  • Acupuncture improves Metabolism and relieves digestive issues (Heartburn, nausea, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation)
  • Acupuncture boosts Immune system and helps with chronic illness by balancing Blood sugar (Diabetes), harmonizing Blood pressure (Low BP or Hypertension), enhancing breathing (Asthma, shortness of breath)
  • Acupuncture improves blood flow and energy, helps with Fertility issues, Menopausal symptoms
  • Acupuncture diminishes Long Covid symptoms such as no sense of smell or taste, improves mental clarity, enhances memory, induces appetite, reduces profuse menstrual bleeding
  • Electro-Acupuncture has been known to stimulate nerve and bone growth when patients come in for treatment soon after accidents (Paralysis, Arthritis, Osteoporosis)

Our Acupuncturist, Simi Rahman, R.AC, believes in looking at the body as a whole, recognizing the interconnected nature of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of each person. Simi may include Tuina, Cosmetic acupuncture and/or Cupping modalities in Acupuncture sessions to support the health and wellness goals of her patients.

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How do you know what to fix?

In order to discover the root of the imbalance, Chinese medicine uses a four step procedure in examination. They are observation, listening/smelling, inquiry, and palpation. Based on the finding, the practitioner will then be able to prescribe the proper treatment to correct the imbalance.

Is it painful?

Certain sensations are expected such as tingling, numbness, and pressure. This is called “de qi” (arrival of energy). Otherwise it is not painful at all.

Are there any side effects?

No. It is normal to feel a ‘good tiredness’ (relaxed) feeling after the session. The energy flows best when the body is not stressed out.

What can it help with?
  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Infertility
  • Low back pain
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomitting
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Stress
  • and much more!
Do You Accept Insurance?

No, payment is required upon time of service. You will be given an invoice to submit to your insurance carrier. Most carriers provide some form of acupuncture coverage.

Fees

  • Massage Therapy

    • Very Specific Massage: 30 min — $79
      Usually focuses on one area of concern. Suggested as a follow-up.
    • Specific Massage: 45 min — $105
      Often focuses on one or two areas of concern.
    • Full Body Restorative Massage: 60 min — $123.85
      Relaxing & restorative. You can still receive a partial body massage for urgent concerns, injuries/pain.
    • Full Body In-depth Massage: 75 min — $141.55
      Very restorative & relaxing massage. Effectively increases circulation/flexibility, decreases pain.
    • Full Body Deluxe Massage: 90 min — $159.25
      Extremely restorative & relaxing massage. Optimally increases circulation/flexibility, decreases pain.
    • *HST not included

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  • Chiropractic Care

    • New Patient Assessment – Initial treatment: 60 min — $140
      Includes case history, chiropractic assessment, report of findings, initial treatment.
    • Follow- up Treatment: 30 min —$75
      Includes evaluation, progress report, follow-up chiropractic treatment.
    • Extended Follow-up Treatment: 45 min —$100
      Additional time is provided to further investigate and treat more complex issues.
    • Reactivation Exam and Treatment: 45 min —$100
      Available if six months or longer since your last treatment. Includes extended exam to evaluate changes, a report of findings, initial chiropractic treatment.
    • Student New Patient Assessment and Treatment: 60 min —$110
      Includes case history of your health/injuries, an assessment, report of findings, initial chiropractic treatment. You could qualify if participating in some form of studies.
    • Student Follow-up Treatment: 30 min — $55
      Includes an evaluation, progress report, follow-up chiropractic treatment. You could qualify if participating in some form of studies.
    • *Fees are HST exempt.

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  • Acupuncture

    • First Session 75min — $125
      Includes case history, assessment, and initial acupuncture treatment.
    • Cosmetic Acupuncture 75min — $125 +HST
      Includes case history or re-assessment, and cosmetic acupuncture treatment
    • Extended follow-up 60 min — $115
      Includes progress evaluation and acupuncture treatment for more complex follow-ups.
    • Follow-up 45 min — $100
      Includes progress evaluation and acupuncture treatment.
    • *Fees for Acupuncture are HST exempt, however, Cosmetic Acupuncture will have HST added to the cost. 

    Book Online or call us: 416-469-3879.

Book Online or call us: 416-469-3879.

Our Cancellation, Missed Appointment, and Rescheduling Policy: As a courtesy to other clients and our therapists, 24 hours’ notice is required for all cancellations and schedule changes. This helps to ensure that clients who require an appointment are able to access one. If notice isn’t given within 24 hours, half of the original treatment fee will be charged for appointments cancelled, missed or rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.