+ Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are hardly ever felt, and that's because they're extremely thin - less than a quarter of a millimeter. That's almost as thin as your hair making them virtually painless.
The odd time that you do feel something, just let your practitioner know. They'll adjust to a thinner needle or use a different point so you don't need to endure any pain.
+ How Many Acupuncture Sessions Do I Need?
Everybody's body heals at a different rate and for this reason we cannot guarantee an exact number of acupuncture treatments.
We do however, provide a treatment plan at your first visit. At the end of which, we'll re-evaluate to gauge how fast your body is healing with each treatment.
+ What Will Happen During My First Visit?
At your first visit, you will meet your practitioner at one of our acupuncture clinic locations in Toronto. They will discuss your health concerns, go through your health history, and evaluate your current state of well-being.
Prior to performing the acupuncture treatment, your practitioner will ask if you have any questions, and perform a few diagnostic measures. These include checking your wrist pulse, looking at your tongue, and possibly checking your abdomen, and back.
During the treatment, you can relax, breathe, and take some time yourself.
At the end of your first visit, you can enjoy some tea - which is chosen based on your condition.
The practitioner will explain to you your overall diagnosis according to Chinese Medicine, provide a recommended treatment plan, and food recommendations to keep your body balanced in between treatments.
+ What Should I Bring To My First Visit?
- Any medical documents (X-Rays, MRIs, or reports from the doctor) should be brought with you to your first visit.
- Comfortable clothing (t-shirt, shorts, or sweat pants)
+ What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?
The following is a list of conditions shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture according to WHO:
Low back pain
Peri-arthritis of the shoulder
Acute and chronic gastritis
Induction of labor
Breech birth presentation
Nausea and vomiting
Acute bacillary dysentery
If your condition is not listed above, feel free to contact us. We would be more than happy to advise on whether our services can help you out.