Medical Acupuncture (provided by our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors)
Medical Acupuncture is often used to treat painful disorders including back pain, neck pain, rotator cuff injuries, golfers elbow, tennis elbow and headaches to name a few.
A fine, sterile, disposable needle is inserted into specific points along a muscle, nerve, tendon and/or fascia to stimulate a physiological response that aids in our bodies’ natural recovery process.
What does the research say about acupuncture?
Research studies indicate that acupuncture is most successful when used in combination with other therapies. Studies also show that acupuncture needles are effective at releasing trigger points and stimulating neuro-muscular pathways causing significant relief in patients.
This means that acupuncture can increase the activation of targeted muscles. Furthermore, research supports that acupuncture can have an immediate influence on pain by causing the release of pain relieving endorphins.
Registered Acupuncturist Services at our Downtown Toronto Locations (which can also be billed under Acupuncture extended health benefits) include all of the above services as well as can help with any of the following:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Digestive Problems
- Menstrual problems
- Muscle & Joint aches
- Pregnancy Symptoms
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Low Energy Levels
- … and many more
Treatment from our expert Toronto Acupuncture providers are typically covered by your extended health benefits plans and our Integra Medical Doctors can provide you with a note if you require one.
Our clinic is conveniently located in downtown Toronto just steps away from King subway station and Union station. We are at the corners of Bay & King as well as King & York and connected to the Toronto PATH system.
Insurance and Direct Billing
Remember that acupuncture when provided by a chiropractor or physiotherapist is covered within their treatment for billing purposes. Our Registered Acupuncturist is also a Chiropractor and is able to bill for acupuncture as well if you have this benefit allotment. For your convenience, should you require a medical note we can have one of our Integra Doctors assist!
Please contact us for more information and to see if you qualify.
A referral to see one of our Acupuncturists is not required, and same day appointments are available. If your insurance provider requires a referral, one of our physicians at Integra Health Centre can help provide this. Please ensure you inform our receptionists if this is needed before your visit.