To describe what acupuncture does and how it does in a small space like we have here would be to do it injustice, but it’s safe to say if you’re ready to try it, you’ll find plenty of people that can tell what it has done for them when they needed it. The internet is full of opinions, so please know it will be an experience you will have all your own if you chose to make an appointment.
The history of acupuncture traverses countries, cultures and centuries. In the years around 1949, many TCM doctors left China for the first time and subsequently cultivated more regionally and culturally influenced lines of specialty and techniques. TCM has always used herbs as a major source of therapeutic tools, and they were historically locally collected. New growing zones meant different plants available and different client conditions to treat, which caused innovation and modernization. During this same time in history, Western Medicine has also been developing with new drugs and surgical procedures being introduced on nearly a daily basis. However many of these drugs and procedures, while sometimes life saving, create complications and side effects, which Acupuncture has learned to compliment nicely.
Toronto, with its rich immigrant culture, is a place you will see most all the refined asian forms of acupuncture practiced, including Japanese, Korean, TCM, Taiwanese, and more North American forms. Toronto clinics treat many health issues, including fertility, headaches, pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, depression and mood disorders, tinnitus, low energy and a wide variety of disease symptoms.
While my style of acupuncture could probably be described as ‘other’, my goal in life is to be a resource to you for managing your pain. While your definition of pain can be so many things, know that to me, if you feel pain, I’m going to help you get on top of that pain and if we can’t make it go completely away we will find a way to make it better. Acupuncture also effectively treats sleep issues, ringing in the ears, nose bleeds, urinary challenges, sexual dysfunction, infertility, symptoms of a stressful life, and lack of energy.
When will you feel better? Well that depends. Some complaints can be fairly quickly moderated, but if you’d had a problem longer, it will generally take longer to make it better. Most things are significantly better in 4-10 appointments. However the beauty of our process is that we will find out why the condition has come to be as it has, and help you create a strategy for avoiding relapse. TCM looks at the weaknesses that were there before the symptom became noticeable.
And finally Acupuncture is very well known for health maintenance. Many clients will have a monthly check in appointment with their acupuncturist to help to avoid catching cold or the flu, and so that someone can notice changes in your health pattern which are the warning signs of a coming health challenge. This allows us to treat those weaknesses so that you’re at your best when the office ailment hits everyone else. A good acupuncturist in your life is one of the most valuable people on your health team. My goal is to become your trusted advisor and help you reach and exceed your health goals.
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