Acupuncture Treatments

Discover how acupuncture can help restore your body's natural harmony.

Acupuncture is often used as part of naturopathic treatment plans. Many conventional medical treatments focus on looking for a specific disease that has a precise cause. Naturopathic doctors use acupuncture in a different way. The acupuncturist looks for patterns of disharmony in a person, both physiological and psychological. Rather than focusing on disease, acupuncture focuses on restoring harmony to the whole person.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used for a variety of conditions, from chronic pain relief to treating mental health issues like anxiety and depression. It has also been used to help alleviate side effects of chemotherapy and other medical treatments. Acupuncture improves overall well-being by providing stress relief and relaxation. Many studies have also shown positive results of acupuncture when it comes to treating certain conditions such as back pain, headaches, and nausea.

  • Improve sleep
  • Ease back pain
  • Relieve chronic pain
  • Alleviate side effects of chemotherapy
  • Manage headaches and migraines
  • Improve your overall wellbeing

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Acupuncture treatments

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that has been practised for centuries. It involves the insertion of very thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body. These points are connected to certain energy pathways or meridians. This energy, known as qi or chi, is thought to circulate throughout the body and provide balance to physical and mental health. Through acupuncture treatments, practitioners aim to promote and restore this balance by influencing the flow of qi in the body. Restoring balance helps to reach areas where the qi may be blocked or imbalanced.

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How does acupuncture work?

 When you visit your acupuncture practitioner for treatment, they will assess your individual needs and create a customized plan tailored just for you. During each session, acupuncture needles are inserted at strategic points along your body's meridians or pathways. These acupuncture points correspond with various organs and systems within the body so that when stimulated by needles, they can help relieve symptoms associated with numerous health conditions. After an acupuncture treatment, many patients report feeling relaxed yet energized, as well as having improved mental clarity and physical relief from their symptoms.

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At Home Acupuncture Treatments

Enjoy the benefits of acupuncture treatments in the comfort of your home! Our at home acupuncture treatment serves Toronto homes between Dufferin and Bayview.  Book a free consultation to get started.

In Office Acupuncture Treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you've never tried acupuncture before, you're probably wondering what it's like. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture doesn't hurt. Sometimes it can feel a little uncomfortable but a properly inserted needle doesn't cause pain.

How many needles will you insert?

No more than 8 needles. I try to limit my needles to 4.

How long can I expect the effects of the treatment to last?

If you have a severe, long-standing case, the effects may only last a few hours or into the following day. However, with repeated treatments, the effects will last longer. Less severe or acute conditions typically respond faster. 

How many treatments will I need how often?

For a severe case, you may need 2 to 3 treatments per week for the first month. Once the treatment effects start to last longer, we can reduce the frequency of treatments.

How long is each treatment?

Treatments are typically 30 to 40 minutes long.

What can I expect to feel after an acupuncture treatment?

You should feel better: in less pain or in no pain. Some people experience a detoxification response after treatment, with symptoms such as headache and fatigue. They typically subside within 24 hours.  

Would I be seated or lying down during the treatment?

In most cases, you can sit in a comfortable chair during the treatment. If I'm working directly on your spine, you can lie on your side. I often insert acupuncture needles into the ear lobe to treat body parts, so you don't need to lie down. 

Does acupuncture help with other conditions besides pain?

Yes. Acupuncture works for many conditions, such as anxiety, depression, allergies, weight, hormone balance, immune system function, and more.

Are there people who should not get acupuncture? 

I use electrostimulation devices during treatments. If you wear a pacemaker, we would need to ask your cardiologist if I can use the electrostim device on you during treatment.

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Naturopathic Doctor specializing in healthy living and healthy aging

Naturopathic doctor

Lina Mockus is a Toronto-based naturopathic doctor practising telemedicine in Ontario. She is passionate about healthy living and healthy aging. Her mission is to support you and your loved ones on your journey toward better health. Her holistic approach focuses on diet and lifestyle changes that maintain your quality of life so that you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy. Her treatments support healthy living at any age while also slowing down (and maybe even reversing) some of the declines associated with aging, so that you can enjoy better physical and mental health while reducing or even eliminating your use of prescription drugs.

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