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Acupuncture Clinic In Toronto

Acupuncture

Our Acupuncture clinic in Toronto provides a safe, simple and effective treatment for many of the conditions our patients encounter. It is particularly effective for many musculoskeletal and pain disorders. These areas of therapeutic acupuncture are supported by a wide variety of scientific researches and literature. Acupuncture at our Toronto clinic can be particularly effective in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions, neurological disorders, as well as pain. Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of sprains and damage caused to muscle tissue, ligaments, tendons, and joint capsules - especially if treatment is commenced soon after the injury occurs.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Initially, acupuncture or 'needling', increases blood circulation to the affected area. This increased blood flow improves the bodies cleansing process of dead cells, and healing is accelerated. When commenced, acupuncture brings a much needed supply of red blood cells needed for tissue nourishment and regeneration, as well as bringing white blood cells for cleansing and possible infection control.

Secondly, acupuncture needling decreases muscle tension and related tightness of the surrounding connective tissue. Often, relief of muscle spasms and contractions can be achieved without using drugs. When the body first sustains a musculoskeletal trauma or injury, it reacts with an automatic reflex by stiffening the tissue which surrounds the injury - a type of encapsulation to protect the injury. Initially, this reflex is beneficial during the acute or early stages of recovery, but if it persists, it can impede the healing process. Acupuncture often relaxes this reflex or muscle stiffness.

The underlying concept of Acupuncture treatment is to give the body the correct stimulus to return itself to a state of balanced health. Combining acupuncture as part of physiotherapy treatment can enhance recovery by improving a patients pain and deficit, thus allowing them to better perform and participate in their rehabilitation program. This combination of acupuncture and physiotherapy can be considered as a highly beneficial treatment technique, producing significant patient outcomes.

Is Acupuncture Covered By My Health Insurance ?

A majority of our patients at our Acupuncture clinic in Toronto have coverage for acupuncture under their Insurance policy and insurance companies are increasingly recognizing the value of providing coverage for medical acupuncture. Also, patients can insist that their insurance carriers offer reimbursement for medically indicated acupuncture before accepting a policy.
To book an appointment, or if you have any questions, please call us at 416 767 8717
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