Acupuncture

Satori Health & Wellness provides Acupuncture services at our downtown Toronto location. Learn more about how acupuncture can help you improve your health.

 

What is Acupuncture?

This ancient Chinese system is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote your body’s natural healing and pain management capabilities. Thin needles are inserted along meridians, aiding with neurological, gastrointestinal, mental, and emotional issues. Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and it has been practiced for 5,000 years.

Fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to restore the balance of Yin and Yang and allow the Qi (vital energy) to flow freely through the channels or meridians.

How does Acupuncture work?

  • Acupuncture allows Qi (chi) to flow to areas where it is deficient and away from areas where it is in excess.
  • It regulates and restores the energetic balance of the body.
  • Acupuncture also stimulates the body to produce its own pain relievers, called endorphins, which help to block pathways that relay messages from the body to the brain.  This results in the relief of pain, general relaxation, and the restoration of the body’s own internal regulation systems.

An even distribution of Qi will maintain health and allow you to reach a state of wellness, but any interruption, depletion, or stagnation of Qi can lead to disease.

The principle of acupuncture is to help the body regulate and heal itself.

Acupuncture Needles Are:

  • Very thin (hair-like), made of stainless steel
  • Pre-sterilized and individually packaged for single use
  • Disposed of immediately after use into a biohazard (sharps) container

What are common conditions that acupuncture treats?

40 %

Musculoskeletal Injuries

30 %

Gynaecology & Fertility

15 %

Stress and Anxiety

15 %

General Wellness

Acupuncture Services Offered


Cosmetic Acupuncture

Frequently Asked Questions


Is acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture is not painful.  Most of the time very little is felt.  Common sensations after insertion include warmth, distention, tingling, numbness, etc.

 

What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can assist you in maintaining health and balance.  It can help you attain a higher state of health.  In addition, it can help with a wide variety of health concerns. Acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of over 100 conditions:

 

Stress

Digestive

Respiratory

Pain

Common Complaints

Depression

Anxiety

Insomnia

Addictions

Dizziness

Fatigue

Tension

Ticks/Spasms

Vertigo

Meniere’s

Hypertension

PTSD

Nausea

GERDs

Gastritis

Constipation

IBS

Gas

Crohn’s Disease

Sea Sickness

Bloating

Diverticulitis

Reflux

Asthma

Cold/Flu

Hay Fever

Bronchitis

Post Nasal

Ear Ache

COPD

Pneumonia

Sinusitis

Rhinitis

Allergies

Joint Pain

Neck/Back Pain

Sciatica

Arthritis

Tennis Elbow

Headaches

Fibromyalgia

Carpal Tunnel

Frozen Shoulder

Migraines

Shingles

Heel Spurs

Sports Injuries

Weight/Obesity

Edema

Tinnitus

PMS/Menstrual

Menopause

Diabetes

Numbness

Trigenminal Neuralgia

Bell’s Palsy

Peripheral Neuropathy

Phantom Limb

Jet Lag