Acupuncture sessions at Continuum Wellness Toronto are offered by our Chiropractic Doctor. Treatments are designed to relieve your symptoms and treat the root cause of the problem. Continuum Doctors use high quality disposable acupuncture needles and follow strict hygienic and clean needle procedures. Fresh linens are provided and treatments are performed in a clean, comfortable treatment room.
If you are new to Acupuncture or would like to discuss a treatment approach, we invite you to book a free 15 minute consultation.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles on the body's surface, used to influence physiological functioning of the body in a very safe, painless and effective way. It strengthens and improves overall functions, enhances immunity and enables you to regain physical and emotional health. Acupuncture produces results by re-establishing balance and ensuring the continuous flow of vital life energy, called Qi (pronounced "chee").
What can I expect during a treatment?
The Naturopath will place fine, sterile needles at specific points along the pathways of a person's body. The insertion of the needles unblocks the damming or obstruction of the body's pathways. This unblocking allows the Qi to freely circulate, which eliminates pain and gives the body the ability to once gain heal itself.
Most people expect needles to be quite painful. With acupuncture, however, the needles are extremely thin. You may feel a slight pinch upon insertion of the needles or nothing at all. Once the needles have been put in place, most people experience a sense of relaxation, and many actually fall asleep during the treatment. After treatment, it is not uncommon for patients to feel a shift in their sense of being. This is often experienced as a sense of calm or an increase in energy.
How often should I come?
Results from acupuncture are usually experienced after 4-10 treatments. Long-term improvements from more chronic conditions or for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture generally require more frequent visits. Depending upon the type and severity of the condition, initial treatments are once to twice a week. Based on the patient's requirements, these may be decreased to a lower frequency.
Eventually, maintenance treatments can be carried out every few weeks to every few months. Patients may also request acupuncture for relaxation and stress reduction.
Conditions treated with Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been effectively used for the treatment of:
- Muscle and Joint pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Anxiety & Stress
- Digestive Problems
- Menstrual Cramps
- Hormone Imbalances
- Labour Preparation
- Chronic Diseases
- Facial Rejuvenation