Acupuncture is a traditional technique that has been used to treat a variety of symptoms from headaches to digestive issues. It has also been proven effective in the treatment of addiction, depression, anxiety, IBS, infertility, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, sciatica, stress, and much more. Acupuncture is also very effective for natural pain management. The great thing about acupuncture is that it is a very effective and well researched tool to treat a variety of conditions without the use of medication.
There are two types of acupuncture that a naturopathic doctor can use. The first is Traditional Chinese Medicine which is based on the principle of Yin and Yang. Yang helps stimulate the body whereas yin calms it down. In essence, we can understand the yin and yang as a way of balancing the nervous system. Thin needles are carefully placed in specific spots which help to calm down or stimulate the fight or flight mode (sympathetic nervous system) or support the rest and digest mode (parasympathetic nervous system). By balancing the nervous system the body will respond with hormonal changes, better organ functioning, while supporting the mood. As the nervous system has a large impact on the majority of the body, acupuncture is a great treatment for many conditions.
The other type of acupuncture used is for pain management which focuses on tight muscles and joint pain. This style is sometimes called dry needling and is similar to traditional acupuncture but with a limited focus. The style is focused on releasing points of tension in tight muscles or reducing pain with a weak electrical current called electro-stim.
What makes us different
As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Steyr uses acupuncture and cupping as part of his overall treatment plan. When acupuncture is combined with research based medicine for nutrition and herbal products we see better results. For example herbs to reduce inflammation or support hormonal health can be part of the overall treatment plan. Plus, as a naturopath, Dr. Steyr can order lab tests and integrate conventional medicine. With this style, the goal is to go beyond just feeling better, and have people live a vibrant life full of energy and optimal health.
In recent years, alternative medicine has become quite popular in Toronto, ON. We offer services to residents of Toronto who are seeking an alternative to traditional pain relief options.
Acupuncture isn’t a new pain relief practice. In fact, it has been used for centuries by many ancient civilizations. If you are seeking an alternative way to treat what ails you, consider scheduling an appointment with one of our experienced acupuncturists.
Is Acupuncture Right for You?
If you have never received acupuncture treatment, you may be worried or hesitant to move forward with an appointment. One of the most common questions we receive is whether it hurts. The answer is no. In many cases, our clients fall asleep while undergoing the treatment. Our staff is trained in this method of healing and ensures a patient’s complete comfort throughout.
Treatment That Makes a Difference
We offer acupuncture, which is a traditional Chinese medicine technique, to relieve pain of all types. This alternative treatment provides relief for those who have not been able to find success with other, more traditional treatment methods. While results aren’t guaranteed, we have had hundreds of satisfied and pain-free customers in the past.
If you are ready to move away from drugs and surgery and find a more natural way to heal, you should consider undergoing our acupuncture treatment. Our team is skilled and can provide you with the services you are looking for.
Contact us today to set up an appointment with our professional acupuncturists in Toronto, ON.