In my acupuncture practice I help people of all ages overcome health challenges that have stopped them from leading their ideal lives.
Common conditions include digestive disorders, depression, headaches, pain, insomnia, and challenges with fertility. Because acupuncture based on traditional Chinese medicine is a whole body system of diagnosing and treating health conditions, we often find that several symptoms they are experiencing can be treated within one set of acupuncture points.
Many clients come to me with Fertility Challenges. It’s easy to overlook that our lives in the technology and productivity focused modern world have changed but the human body has not fully evolved to meet those changes. Stress, the modern diet, and sleep habits need to be examined and sometimes changed. Acupuncture has been proven to be helpful in increasing the potential for successful fertility outcomes, whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through assisted reproductive technology. Please get in touch with me if you are wondering of our treatments can help you.
While I have seen peoples’ bodies begin to heal after a single treatment, it has to be said that acupuncture is more like medicine than it is like surgery. In most cases, multiple treatments are necessary. But in even more cases, a few treatments in close succession makes a significant difference with their symptoms, after which less frequent treatments can help to maintain a higher level of wellness.
I’ve observed that people’s idea of what acupuncture is varies widely. Often people come to my practice and feel that they already know what acupuncture is based on one or very few previous experiences.
When this is true, it takes some effort to evolve their definition of acupuncture. It’s safe to say though, that if you’ve had an acupuncture needle inserted into your skin by a physio, chiropractor, osteopath, doctor, dentist, optometrist, naturopath, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant, that you have not had the pleasure of the full experience of acupuncture as delivered by someone who has studied Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture as I was taught is based on a 3000+ year old holistic health method, founded on the Jing Luo theory of the human body. This is a system which works with the energetic pathways in the body, which are exclusive and distinct from the anatomy that western medicine uses in its method. It is deeply complex and requires a minimum three year program of study. We are also a regulated profession and our regulatory body requires a board exam in addition to meeting educational requirements. When you come to West Toronto Health, learning about the method and the action that needles incite is part of the process. Of course you’re welcome to just relax and feel its effects but more curious people appreciate taking a deeper dive.