DOWNTOWN TORONTO COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE
#1 Community Acupuncture Clinic in the Heart of Downtown Toronto
Whether you're feeling under the weather, in need for some stress or pain relief, or looking to help boost your immune system and improve your overall health, our community acupuncture sessions are effective and affordable, ensuring you get the best treatment and providing sustainable long term care for your health.
What is TCM?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has its basis in over 2,500 years of Chinese medicine practices. It includes multiple modalities such as herbology, acupuncture, tui na (a form of massage utilizing Chinese medicine theories), gua sha, and cupping. All modalities within TCM works on the basis of balancing qi throughout the body's organs, meridian channels, and systems.
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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a modality within the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into the skin and body tissues at specific points, which is proven to be effective in the treatment of health problems. These points and channels have been mapped and used for thousands of years.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture and Chinese medical theories works on a concept of balance. Disease is caused when there is a state of imbalance between energy flow (Qi) and blood (Xue) in the channels (meridians) and their associated organ system. The channels (meridians) cover the body much like blood vessels or the nervous system does. Acupuncture needles are inserted in acupoints located on the channel to help stimulate and balance it. Through inserting needles the channel or associated organ is either drained of excess energy or boosted if it is lacking. Through this process Acupuncture helps the body regulate and balance itself into good health.
What Can Acupuncture Help with?
Some conditions Acupuncture can help with are:
• Digestive disorders: nausea & vomiting, gastritis and hyper acidity, bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea.
• Respiratory disorders: sinusitis & congestion, cough, sore throat, asthma, recurrent chest infections.
• Neurological and muscular disorders: various headaches, neck pain, shoulder tension, knee pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendonitis, low back pain, sciatica and osteoarthritis.
Acupuncture can also help with pain-relief and issues of physical tension related to stress and emotional conditions.