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Acupuncture

image of a man with a tattoo sleeve getting acupuncture on his shoulder for rotator cuff tendonitis and general maintenance

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese Medicine technique that has been used for centuries. The inherent healing properties of acupuncture stem from its ability to stimulate points on the body where Qi (what we consider today to be energy) is stored, therefor liberating the Qi and calling it to flow more freely through different body systems. 

More recently acupuncture as been adopted into Western medical practices for essentially the same purpose: increasing circulation of energy and blood through body, balancing the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, promoting cellular healing and reducing inflammation. 

At Peridot Wellness we offer various acupuncture techniques (traditional protocols, electroacupuncture and dry needling) to treat a variety of conditions. It can be used alone or in combination with other therapeutic modalities. It is offered by several of our practitioners as a modality.  For extended health benefit purposes, treatments are billed by the practitioner.

Acupuncture Treatments 

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture has become a popular treatment amongst celebrities, women and men of all ages! This natural treatment works with our own bodies' repair mechanisms to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, dark circles, jowls, acne and much more! It can be used in a series of treatments as a natural alternative to Botox and fillers or a one-off to help even out the skin tone and give that healthy glow.

We can work with you to achieve your skincare goals to help your skin radiate to its fullest! 

western Medical acupuncture

Western or medical acupuncture is based on the western medical  diagnostic system. It is effective in treating a variety of musculoskeletal complaints. It works by releasing endorphins which help to reduce pain and improve nerve function. It boosts circulation promoting cellular healing and reducing inflammation. It is used to treat sprains, strains, headaches, nerve pain, TMJ complaints, disc herniations, back pain, sports injuries, sciatica and much more. 

image of a woman getting cosmetic acupuncture at Toronto's best wellness clinic
image of a man with tattoos getting acupuncture for a shoulder injury

TCM based Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used often by our Naturopathic Doctors in conjunction with other healing remedies to address a variety of conditions. Some of these conditions including stress and burnout, digestive issues, headache and migraines, hormone imbalances and menstrual irregularities, skin conditions and fertility (in both men and women). Acupuncture can help regulate our nervous system promoting relaxation and deep sleep.

Fertility/IVF and labour induction

Fertility and IVF acupuncture improves the odds of successful implantation.It helps to improve hormone & cycle regulation, promotes ovulation, benefits underlying conditions (PCOS, endometriosis, PMS), and improves response to fertility medication. 

Acupuncture is a safe and non invasive method to prepare the body for labour. It helps to relax the body and stimulate oxytocin.  Regular weekly treatments can help stimulate labour naturally. If you are overdue, acupuncture can help too! 

Conditions Treated With Acupuncture

Headaches/migraines • arthritis support • chronic pain • stress and burnout • fertility support • nerve pain •insomnia • hormone balance • labour induction • PCOS • TMJ pain (TMD) • scar repair • grief support • plantar fasciitis • sports injuries • endometriosis • menopause support • amenorrhea • anxiety • overall health and wellbeing • low back pain • disc herniations  • TMJ (jaw) pain • postural strain/dysfunction

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