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Acupuncture treatments consist of inserting thin, disposable needles into the skin. Acupuncture is used to treat many different diseases, disorders and pain conditions. Common ailments that respond well to acupuncture include: tendinitis, arthritis, headaches, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, respiratory disorders, skin problems, dysmmenorhea and digestive disorders.

Does it hurt?
No, acupuncture does not hurt. During the treatment you may experience sensations of mild tingling, heaviness, slight soreness or numbness along the skin channel being stimulated.

How does acupuncture work?
According to Eastern philosophy, an imbalance or energy or blood flow will lead to disease in the body. Acupuncture needles placed along specific points can improve vitality, blood circulation and restore the natural balance of the body.

What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has proven to be successful in reducing stress, muscle tension, chronic pain (including headaches) and helping normalize menstrual irregularities. If the symptom is a result of an energy blockage within the body, acupuncture can encourage the body's natural healing response. A Registered Acupuncturist can treat more complicated issues like digestive disorders, infertility, menstrual irregularities, skin problems as well as pain and stress relief.

Does acupuncture complement other therapies?
Yes. All the chiropractors at King West Chiropractic use acupuncture for pain relief, stress reduction and as a complement to chiropractic care.

Can acupuncture help me quit smoking?
Acupuncture can help ease the cravings associated with quitting smoking. It is best advised to start with a course of acupuncture after you have decided to quit. It also helps to detox the body which further reduces cravings for those who are having a more challenging time.

Are the needles sterilized?
New disposable needles are used for each acupuncture treatment. Most treatments require 8-10 needles to be inserted for a period of 15 - 20 minutes.

Is acupuncture covered by OHIP?
Many private health benefits provide coverage for acupuncture but presently there is no OHIP coverage.

How is acupuncture covered under extended health care/work insurance (EHC)?
As of April 1, 2013 a new acupuncture regulatory body was created called the CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario). This affects how patients will be reimbursed for their acupuncture treatment provided by chiropractors. Patients can submit their acupuncture under Chiropractic Coverage in their EHC if treated by one of our chiropractors. If patients see Amrit Singh, R.Ac, for treatment then receipts can be submitted under Acupuncture Coverage in their EHC.

How do I book an appointment for acupuncture at King West Chiropractic?
If you would like to see one of our chiropractors for acupuncture please call/text 416-815-9595 for an appointment. To book with Amrit Singh, R.Ac., please call 416-662-0564 or email book@acupuncturewithamrit.com. To book with Cameron Buy, R.Ac., please call/text 647-500-3998 or email cameronbuy@gmail.com.

My regular visits to King West Chiropractic have improved my health significantly. The adjustments and advice I have received have made me aware of how I can work towards maintaining a healthy back in my daily living. - Marc G.