Wellington Health Care

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

WHAT IS MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE?

Medical Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, solid needles into various parts of the body in order to facilitate healing, reduce pain and nerve irritation, alleviate muscle tension, reduce swelling and to stimulate local physiological changes around the needles.  Medical Acupuncture differs from Traditional Chinese Medicine-based acupuncture in that Medical Acupuncture explains effects based on anatomical and physiological function of the neuromusculoskeletal system whereas TCM operates on the theory of regulating the body’s energy flow (Qi, or Chi) through different channels, or meridians, in the body.  Medical acupuncture is also sometimes referred to as “dry-needling.”

WHY SEEK MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT?

Medical Acupuncture is considered a safe, effective and generally painless treatment approach aimed at reducing and/or relieving pain and improving muscle function and activity of affected areas of the body.  Acupuncture providers at Wellington Healthcare have undergone a specialized 200-hour accredited training program in addition to their respective professional educations.  Medical Acupuncture is often used as an effective adjunct to Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and/or Registered Massage Therapy, although it can be highly effective as a stand-alone therapy for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

WHAT TYPE OF CONDITIONS DOES MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?

Medical Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Muscle Tension
  • Whiplash
  • Postural syndromes
  • Strains and sprains
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Tendinopathies/Tendinitis
  • Disc Injuries and radicular/nerve pain
  • Sciatica/Sciatic nerve irritation
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Jaw Pain or Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)
  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder
  • Many other musculoskeletal conditions

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING AN ACUPUNCTURE VISIT/TREATMENT?

During an acupuncture treatment, needles are inserted into the skin and local tissue – muscle, tendon, ligament, fat, fascia, etc. – and left for a short time, typically 15-30 minutes.  Needles can also be manually manipulated by the practitioner or hooked up to electronic stimulation.   Acupuncture treatment is generally quite comfortable and very effective in the treatment of many neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

WHY CHOOSE WELLINGTON HEALTHCARE?

At Wellington Healthcare, we aim to provide the very best in clinical care and the highest level of health care. Our acupuncture providers are highly skilled in the application of Medical Acupuncture in the treatment and prevention of a number of nervous system and musculoskeletal conditions.  Our practitioners keep current and up-to-date by attending various conferences and completing continuing education.  Our clinic offers exemplary care in a low-pressure, laid back and friendly environment.  Best of all, we are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto, just steps away from the financial district, St. Lawrence Market, Scotiabank Area, and both Union and King St. Subway Stations.  Medical Acupuncture at Wellington Healthcare is typically covered under the health benefits associated with the profession of the specific provider (eg. Chiropractic or Physiotherapy) and appointments are conveniently available 6 days per week.

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Hours

Mon: 10am – 7pm

Tue: 8am – 7pm

Wed: 10am – 7pm

Thu: 8:30am – 7pm

Fri: 10am – 7pm

Sat: 9 am – 2pm

Sun: Closed