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FAQs

Below are some commonly asked questions about Acupuncture and Massage Therapy.

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Who Can Benefit?

TCM Acupuncture can benefit anyone seeking to enhance their overall health and wellness. Our clinic treats clientele of all ages.

What Can You Expect?

Your first visit will involve an assessment by the TCM practitioner, including a detailed medical history, objective testing (e.g. range of motion, reflex testing, visual/verbal analogue scales, pulse diagnosis). We will recommend a TCM Acupuncture treatment plan suited to your specific needs.

Is Acupuncture Treatment Painful?

Your first visit will involve an assessment by the TCM practitioner, including a detailed medical history, objective testing (e.g. range of motion, reflex testing, visual/verbal analogue scales, pulse diagnosis). We will recommend a TCM Acupuncture treatment plan suited to your specific needs.

Are the Needles Sterile?

Our clinic uses only premium quality, individually sterilized, disposable needles to eliminate all risks associated with the transmission of blood-borne ailments.

What Other Modalities are Offered?

The efficacy of TCM Acupuncture treatments may be increased through a variety of techniques, including electro-stimulation (e.g. TENS), heat therapy and herbal prescription. Our clinic works in collaboration with specialists, physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists and registered massage therapists. We aim to partner with you and your health care team in facilitating your optimal well-being.

Is Your Treatment Fee Covered?

Extended health benefit plans offer varied acupuncture coverage.

What is Happening With the Regulation of Acupuncture in Canada ?

Acupuncture regulation varies worldwide, and while Canada has recognized the significance of regulatory policy, notable variances remain throughout the provinces. Acupuncture is regulated in Ontario. For more information see the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario at www.ctcmpao.

What Can You Expect?

Your massage therapy treatment will consist of a variety of specialized hand movements over the skin or clothes. Massage sessions take place in a quiet room on a table designed for your comfort.

Is Massage Therapy Painful?

Our massage therapists work with your individual level of tolerance. Your treatment can be stopped at any time should you experience discomfort.

Are There Different Types of Techniques

There are over eighty types of massage therapy. Examples include Swedish, deep tissue and trigger point massage. Our clinic works in collaboration with specialists, family physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists and acupuncturists. Our goal is to establish a treatment plan that best suits your needs and complements your health care protocol.

Is Your Treatment Covered?

Extended health benefit plans offer varied massage therapy coverage.

Are Medical Conditions of Concern?

Prior to the beginning of your first session, our practitioners will ask general health questions. It is important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications being taken.

Is Massage Therapy Regulated?

The practice of massage therapy is regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act. Only an individual who has completed the requisite training and has met the qualifications of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario can call him or herself a "Registered Massage Therapist.'

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a primary health care practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a system of healing that has flourished in China and other Asian countries for over 2500 years.

Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is considered one of the oldest healing arts, with its use documented in ancient Eastern Chinese cultures dating 3000 years ago.

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