Effective April 1, 2013, Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioners became a regulated health profession in Ontario. This means that in Ontario, only registered members of the CTCMPAO are allowed to use the protected title of Registered Acupuncturist, R. Ac..
They are also the only ones allowed to communicate a TCM diagnosis identifying a body system disorder as the cause of a person’s symptoms using TCM techniques. This College is a self-regulatory body that ensures Ontario practitioners meet licensing and other professional requirements.
Acupuncture is a component of the Chinese health care system that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy that flow through the body that are essential for health. If there is pain or ill health, acupuncture is a form of treatment that re-balances the body.
TCM Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture is used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses and pain. Its focus is on improving the overall well being of individuals by inserting fine needles into acupuncture points, which then stimulate the body’s own healing response and help restore its natural balance.
The benefits of acupuncture often include more than just relief of a particular condition. Many people find that it also leads to increased energy levels, better appetite and sleep, as well as an enhanced sense of overall well-being.
Commonly treated conditions include but are not limited to:
- Joint pain
- Common cold and cough
- Acid reflux
What to Expect?
When visiting our TCM acupuncturist, you should expect to fill out a health history form and give consent to treatment.
Then she will perform an assessment and provide a diagnosis and treatment plan specially designed to address your needs.