Is Acupuncture Covered by OHIP in North York?
No, acupuncture is not covered by OHIP. However, some extended health care plans may cover the cost of acupuncture treatments. It is important to check with your insurance provider to see if they will cover any or all of the costs associated with acupuncture treatments. Additionally, Stay Active Physiotherapy offers affordable rates for our services so that everyone can benefit from the healing power of acupuncture and dry needling.
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What Can I Expect on My First Acupuncture Appointment?
Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine. On your first appointment at our acupuncture clinic in North York, you can expect to be asked a series of questions about your health history and current health conditions. This is to ensure that the effective treatment plan is tailored to your individual needs. Your acupuncturist will then assess your body and decide on the best course of action for treatment. During the session, tiny needles will be inserted into specific points on the body. You may feel a slight pinch or pressure when the needles are inserted. After the session, you will feel relaxed and energized.
What conditions or issues can be treated with acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for a variety of conditions, including:
- Pain: Treat pain, including chronic pain, muscle pain, and joint pain.
- Nausea and vomiting: Effective in treating nausea and vomiting caused by pregnancy, chemotherapy, and surgery.
- Headaches and migraines: Help to reduce the frequency and severity of headaches and migraines.
- Anxiety and depression: Help to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms.
- Infertility: Acupuncture may help improve fertility.
- Sleep problems: People with insomnia and other sleep problems fall asleep more easily and sleep more soundly.
- Digestive problems: Help to relieve symptoms of digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Menstrual cramps: Reduce pain and other symptoms of menstrual cramps.
- Hot flashes: Help to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Most people do not find acupuncture to be painful. You may feel a slight prick or tingling sensation when the needles are inserted, but this usually goes away quickly.
How many acupuncture sessions do I need?
The number of sessions depends on your condition, goals, and response to treatment. Some people may notice improvement after one or two sessions, while others may need more frequent and longer treatments. Generally, acute conditions require fewer sessions than chronic ones. A professional acupuncturist from our team will assess your progress and adjust your treatment plan accordingly.
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