Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that takes a deep understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and applies them to the human body.

The classical Chinese explanation of acupuncture is that channels of energy, called Qi, run in regular patterns throughout the body. These channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body. An obstruction in the movement of these channels cause obstructions which lead to pain. Needling the acupuncture points can influence the meridians: the acupuncture needles unblock the obstruction and re-establishes the regular flow of Qi or energy through the meridians making it an effective treatment for pain (acute or chronic), digestive issues, fertility issues, headaches, anxiety and depression.

Our Approach

Needles are gently inserted into key areas of the body to help redirect the movement of energy or Qi and bring balance to the body.

Extended Health Benefits

Acupuncture Is Covered By Most Insurance Plans. We also offer direct insurance billing.

World Health Organization (WHO) , through controlled trials, shows acupuncture to be effective for

low back pain postoperative pain
neck pain stroke
sciatica essential hyper-tension
tennis elbow primary hypotension
periarthritis of the shoulder leucopenia
sprains adverse reactions to
facial pain (including cranio-mandibular disorders) allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
headache biliary colic
dental pain depression (including depres-sive neurosis and depression following stroke)
tempromandibu-lar (TMJ) dysfunc-tion acute bacillary dysentery
induction of labor primary dysmenorrhea
correction of mal-position of fetus (breech presentation) acute epigastralgia
morning sickness peptic ulce
nausea and vomiting acute and chronic gastritis


Generally speaking, Acupuncture should not be painful. You may feel a dull ache, heaviness, tingling sensation, hot or cold sensations, or nothing at all. At no time, though, should you have any sensation that is beyond your tolerance level.


Only disposable one-time-use sterilized needles are used


Number of needles used will depend on the condition, age and types of pain. Generally speaking anywhere from 10 to 20 needles may be used during a treatment.


virtually no adverse effects or complications because it is an all-natural, drug-free therapy


The law in Ontario requires that every practitioner must be a registered member of the College (CTCMPAO).


acupuncture is a powerful tool for general pain control


Acupuncture for children has helped with a wide range of ailments


In some instances acupuncture may further the therapeutic effect of your medication, which in turn may require a lower dosage. It is never a good idea to stop taking medi-cation without your Doctor’s guidance.


There is no set number of treatments for any health condition, but it is common that most conditions require four to six sessions while more chronic cases require eight to twelve sessions.

Additional Chinese Medicine Practices

Gua Sha

This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.  Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface with a gua sha tool is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

Fire Cupping

Cupping therapy is a form of treatment where glass cups are used to create suction on specific pressure points on the body to remove obstructions in the body’s natural healing energies. It is a wonderful compliment to any acupuncture treatment especially for respiratory, back pain, nerve conditions and more.

Auricular Acupuncture – Chinese Medicine Practices

Auricular acupuncture (ear acupuncture) is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body. The ear holds a micro system of the body and has proven to be an efficient method of treating a wide variety of conditions, from headaches and allergies to addictions and pain disorders. According to micro-system theory, nerves from the ear connect to reflex centers in the brain which send signals to a specific part of the brain and then to the corresponding body parts.

Did you know?

The volunteer group, Acupuncturists Without Borders, provided support to both relief workers and victims with the use of both body and auricular acupuncture.