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About Acupuncture


Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

As of April 1, 2013, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is a regulated profession in Ontario. The mandate of the College of Traditional
Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) is to ensure the safety of the public. Practitioners who have had at least 2000 patient visits in the last 5 years, proven that they have treated a multitude of health issues, and passed a Safety and Jurisprudence exam may get grandfathered into the regulatory body. Only registered members are allowed to practice TCM and Acupuncture.
Before you get acupuncture next time, ensure that the practitioner is registered with the college.

Acupuncture is holistic - it works by balancing the energy pathways in our bodies. It promotes better energy and blood flow by inducing a minor healing response in the body. It can therefore help with any health condition that you may be suffering from. All you have to do is get a treatment and see how you feel.

Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Guasha, and Cupping are originated in China. They form a special Traditional Chinese Medicine medical system. They are the most convenient and effective traditional therapies with a history of thousands of years. They are safe and have few side effects.Acupuncture and Moxibustion can adjust the system function of the body and enhance the body's resistance to disease, strengthen the organs and immune system. Medical research have proved that the principle of acupuncture and moxibustion analgesia has gone deep into the molecular level of nerve cells, electrophysiology and neurotransmitters such as cerebral peptides.Guasha, Cupping is based on the skin theory of Traditional Chinese medicine, to promote blood stasis, dredge the meridians, relax sinews and smooth body energy, dispelling pathogen, detumescence and analgesia.


Some areas that can be treated include:

Musculo-Skeletal Issues: Pain anywhere in the body, Head Aches, Migraines, Neck, Shoulder Tension, Carpal Tunnel, Back Pain, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis and more

Stress and Insomnia, Depression, Irritability, Anxiety

Digestion: Acid Reflux, Nausea, Abdominal Pain, Bloating, Distension, Crohn's, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Respiration: Allergies, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Shortness of Breath

Women' Health: Fertility, Menopause, IUI and IVF support

Smoking Cessation

Cravings and Appetite Control



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Why acupuncture?


As well as being great for treating chronic conditions, acupuncture can be very effective in the treatment of acute conditions such as Sprains and Strains.

Acupuncture can also be used to treat the following conditions:
  • Headaches
  • Lung disorders/asthma
  • Generalized pain
  • Nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy
  • Incontinence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • As well as many other conditions
The two most commonly asked questions about Acupuncture are:

Does Acupuncture Hurt?  So how does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is a very old form of Chinese therapy which involves the insertion of needles in the body to promote healing. Acupuncture needles are very
fine and come in different diameter gauges and lengths. In areas where bones can easily be palpated e.g. the wrist or face, a small needle is
inserted, but in areas of larger musculature e.g. the back or thigh, larger needles are chosen.

Since acupuncture needles are very fine, they do not usually hurt upon insertion, and even if they do, the sensation subsides within seconds.
This is hard for most people to imagine as they have only ever had the hypodermic needle for receiving shots or donating blood. The hypodermic
needle is much larger in diameter as it has to puncture a vein to draw blood or for injecting medicine. So acupuncture needle insertion is not
usually painful. Sometimes, patients may be overly anxious about receiving acupuncture or they may have a very acute muscular spasm and
in such cases, the patient may find the needle insertion to be more sensitive. In such cases, I remind the patients to invoke their deep,
diaphragmatic breath work, and they find the treatment extremely relaxing.

How does the insertion of needles in the body help promote healing?

Traditionally, in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture theory, there are many channels or meridians that carry Qi energy and these channels are connected to
internal organs as well. By inserting  a needle along the channel, the flow of energy and blood can be improved so that  any imbalance can be
arrested or reversed. For example, if there is an area of stagnation such as a muscular spasm, the improved qi flow will disperse the
stagnation from the area and help the muscle to relax. Similarly, if a build up of stress causes the mind not to relax and leads to insomnia,
acupuncture can help in dispersing the tension, relaxing the mind and improving the quality of sleep.

In terms of Modern Medicine, acupuncture points are often located near nerve endings within the body. When a needle is inserted into one of
these acupuncture points, it stimulates the nerve, causing the release of neurotransmitters, which are special chemicals that the body produces
to communicate with cells in the body.  Endorphin, the body’s natural painkiller, is released causing a reduction in pain perception.  It has
also been shown that acupuncture causes a rise in Serotonin and Histamines levels, which are important to promote the healing response. 
As such, when treating a painful condition, the goals of treatment include pain relief, a reduction in inflammation within the tissue,
increased circulation to the region, and the promotion of healing.


What is Moxibustion?

Moxibution is also called moxa. It is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort.

How to do Moxibustion?

---The glowing end of the moxa stick is held by therapist about an inch or two above the surface of the skin until the area reddens and becomes suffused with warmth. Moxibustion is often used in combination with acupuncture.

What can Moxibustion do? 

---Its purpose is to strengthen the immune system, stimulate the flow of Qi or energy, dispel certain pathogenic influences, warm inner body and maintain good health.

Potential risks:---Burns(experienced acupuncturists can avoid).

How to do Cupping?

----A therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.

What can cupping do?

---It can reduce muscle and sinew pain, help with inflammation, blood flow, digestion, relaxation and clears the pores and releases toxins.

What diseases can cupping treat?

---Digestion disordersMotor System Indications such as Cervical Joint Pain, Shoulder Pain, Back Pain, Lumar Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Arm Pain.Nervous System Indications such as Limb Nerve Paralysis, Cervical Muscle Spasm, Gastrocnemius Spasm.

Potential risks:

---Skin discoloration (redness or bruises, wild or serious depends on the disease condition. It will disappear in 1-2 days or a week.)

How to do Guasha?

---Guasha therapy involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your blood and lymph circulation.

What can Guasha do?

---Guasha can relieve muscle, sinew and joint pain, promote circulation of body fluid, keep health and beauty. It is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, shoulder, arms, legs and face.

Potential risks:

---Skin discoloration (redness or bruises, wild or serious depends on the disease condition. It will disappear in 1-2 days or a week.)

For face beauty Guasha therapy, scraping on the face is only a very gentle force, will only make the skin slightly red, 1,2 minutes can disappear.

Prices: (Tax included)


The price of an acupuncture session is $105.00 for the initial assessment (75 minutes) including treatment.

Follow up teatments:
  •  60 minutes treatment:  $90 
  •  45 minutes treatment:  $70
  •  30 minutes treatment:  $50
Performed by :

Acupuncturist: 
Lei Chen, R. Ac (Registered Acupuncture Therapist)
            
Working hours: Mondays-Thursdays: 9am-6pm, Saturdays: 9 am -6pm

 TCM practitioner / Acpuncturist: Carly Jean, R.TCMP/R.Ac

Working hours: Wednesdays and Fridays: 9 am - 8 pm. Sundays: 10 am- 5 pm.


Promotion for Acupuncture session
  • Half price before May 31st, 2022.
  • If you already had a massage treatment in April or you will have a booking appointment before May 31st, 2022, you are qualified for a free acupuncture initial assessment.
  • During the promotion time, the treatment is not limited by one type of therapy, which means you are possible to get multiple therapies( Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Guasha) based on your assessment, and we only charge you the fee related to your treatment length.
  • All clients who want the treatment of TCM therapy, please book an initial assessment first before getting the treatment. Please contact your insurance company to make sure if you are able to claim through your insurance because our TCM practitioners are all registered Acupuncturists but not with MD.
  • 30 minutes follow-up treatment is not covered with the acupuncture treatment but with Cupping, Guasha, or Moxibustion based on your treatment plans. After your initial assessment, you can book your follow-up treatment for 45 mins or 60 mins treatment length, which allows the retention of the needle reaches the maximum effective time.

Please keep in mind that if you are being treated for multiple conditions, you may have to be reassessed and will be charged the assessment fee of $90.00.

Receipts will be given for insurance purposes, however you should contact your insurance company to verify their requirements.



Announcements

Welcome Tyler Milewski back to RMT work, and he will offer DRY NEEDLING therapy at the same time. Welcome book your appointment with him for the Dry Needling treatment.
Welcome Lei Chen and Carly Jean join our Elgin Massage Therapy Clinic team to offer their Acupuncture services, meanwhile, Carly is very passionate about the use of herbal medicine. 

We are still hiring: 

Chiropractor: one spots, working hour flexible

Psychologist: multiple ways to cooperate with our clinic work.

Promotions and Events

Yoga Services: coming soon!

Foot Spa: coming soon!