Western Medical Acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical diagnosis. It involves stimulating sensor nerves under the skin and in the muscles using knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence-based medicine.
Our physiotherapists have received training and certification in Medical Acupuncture for physical rehabilitation to use as an optional therapeutic tool. The use of acupuncture points is to help decrease pain and inflammation, as well as to promote tissue healing, release pain-relieving endorphins, improve optimal nerve and muscle function.
Our Physiotherapists do not use acupuncture in ways or for conditions that fall outside of their scope of practice. When acupuncture is provided by Registered Physiotherapists, the service is reimbursable as “physiotherapy” under extended health insurance plans.
TCM Acupuncture uses the energy channels as its foundation for treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years. Including: harmonizing the yin and yang as well as zang-fu organs; clearing any pathogens from the body; and regulating the 5 elements that influence the body. Acupuncture point and adjunct methods are chosen based on the constitution of the body and the present symptoms of the condition.
What is TCM Acupuncture Treatment? Eastern form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. When indicated, additional methods of treatment such as the use of TuiNa massage, TDP Lamp, Cupping Therapy, Earpellets, Reflexology, and Gua-Sha (skin scraping) may by used during treatment.
- The needles used for treatment have an extremely fine filament, which means they are so fine, only minimal discomfort is felt as they pass through the skin. The tingling stimulation, a heavy numbness, or dull ache. These sensations are generally described by patients as painful.
Is Acupuncture Safe? Yes, when acupuncture is performed by a trained profession, such as a Registered Acupuncturist; they know the precise location of acupuncture points, correct angle, and depth of insertion.
Is Cupping Therapy Safe? Yes, although there is a possibility of discolorations can occur from the release and clearing of stagnation and toxins from the body.
Initial Intake & Treatment – $ 100.00
The Registered Acupuncturist will ask patient about the health history and current state of their chief compliant. Followed by an examination, the reading of the pulses and observation of the tongue which reflects the state of the body’s 12 meridian organs. With these details it allows the practitioner to identify the problems or weaknesses in the body so to prescribe the most appropriate treatment and recommendation of course of treatment. Initial intake is 20-30 minutes and the remained up to 60 minutes., the patient will have their first acupuncture treatment.
Follow-Up Treatment – $ 100.00
Number and frequency of acupuncture treatments that are needed depend on the number of factors involved in the condition. Each person responds differently. The practitioner will discuss how the patient felt after each visit and evaluate their progression. Averages: Acute case (4 to 10 treatments); Subacute case (10 to 20 treatments); Chronic case (20 to 36+ treatments).
Membership Treatments – $ 85.00
Acupuncture treatment works to harmonize your body and is good to help maintain optimal health. If neither apply, the standard follow-up treatment rate stands.
- Membership rate for treatment applies to those who book treatment plan appointments in advance following their initial appointment, which has been prescribed by the Registered Acupuncturist for their specific condition.
- Rate also applies with advance booking for on-going treatments that are continuous treatment once or twice a month and lasting longer than six months.
Payments: can be made using Cash, Debit, or Credit and a receipt will be provided by Prosia Total Health at the end of each treatment. Fees charged for treatment are not covered under OHIP. Patient’s are responsible for the fill and prompt payment after services have been rendered.
Insurance Coverage: A number of insurance companies include treatment from an Acupuncturist as a covered benefit. Treatment receipts can be submitted for reimbursement through your third-party insurance. Please call your insurance company to inquire about your benefit coverage.
Cancellation Agreement: Patient’s are required to give 24-hour notice for any cancellations or re-scheduling. Failure to do so will result in a $50.00 cancellation fee charged from Prosia Total Health. If there is an emergency or personal situation that impedes the ability to make it to treatment, it will be taken into consideration.
CONDITIONS KNOWN TO RESPOND TO ACUPUNCTURE
- Emotional Disorders; ex: Anxiety, addiction;
- Musculoskeletal Disorders; ex: Pain & injuries, arthritis, headache;
- Infection; ex: Cold and flu, Bronchitis;
- Genitourinary and Reproductive; ex: Infertility, bladder infections, menstrual disorders
- Internal Organs; ex: Asthma, Digestion, Blood pressure regulation
- Dermatological; ex: Eczema, acne, psoriasis
- Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; ex: Poor sight, earaches, nosebleeds, sore throat.
*** All appointments are 1 hour in length