Medical Acupuncture in Downtown Toronto
Located in downtown Toronto at the corner of Yonge St and Carlton St, Ace Physio provides our patients with a wide range of excellent quality Physiotherapy treatments including Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a natural therapy that is used to improve one’s well being and promote homeostasis, a process of regulation of balance within the body.
How does Acupuncture work?
Tiny, thin needles are gently inserted into specific energy points along energy pathways called meridians. It is asserted that those who are suffering from pain have a blockage along a meridian, and by performing acupuncture the energy along the meridian is allowed to flow properly again. Acupuncture is proven to be a safe and complimentary therapy for treating and managing a wide range of health issues.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture is virtually painless for most patients, and many will experience almost no sensation, while some patients describe a small sting sensation when the needles are inserted, and a very dull ache once inserted.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture.
Here are some of the more common conditions that our Physiotherapists use acupuncture to treat and manage;
- low back pain
- neck, upper back, and shoulder pain
- tennis or golfers elbow
- knee pain
- periarthritis of the shoulder
- sprains and strains
- facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- dental pain
- tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
- rheumatoid arthritis
- postoperative pain
Who performs my acupuncture?
Are the needles sterilized after each use?
At Ace Physio we use only the highest quality single use disposable needles available. We immediately dispose of used needles, and never reuse or sterilize needles.
Can I claim acupuncture treatments through my extended health (EHC) benefits?
Acupuncture treatments can be claimed through your EHC benefits under the treating practitioner’s category. This means that if a Physiotherapist provides your acupuncture treatments it will be listed as Physiotherapy, and if a Massage Therapist provides your acupuncture treatments it will be listed as Massage Therapy. Since all EHC plans are different it is best to consult directly with your specific EHC provider regarding any questions about your specific plan.
How much does Acupuncture cost?
Acupuncture costs are included in the cost of your Physiotherapy treatments. Click here for Costs of Physiotherapy treatments.
How do I book an appointment for Acupuncture at Ace Physio?
Appointments can be booked online at torontophysiotherapy.co or by calling our office and speaking to one of our friendly staff at 416-900-6653