What Is Acupuncture Therapy?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points on the body – the needles are inserted to various depths. The medical community is not in conclusive agreement about how acupuncture works scientifically. However, we do know that it does have some therapeutic benefits, including pain relief and alleviation from nausea caused by chemotherapy.

How is acupuncture treatment carried out?

Acupuncture generally involves several weekly or fortnightly treatments. Most courses consist of up to 12 sessions. At All City Health, the acupuncturist will examine and assess your condition before the insertion of needles, and advice on self-care. Most sessions last about 30 minutes.

You will be asked to lie down, either face-up, face-down or on your side, depending on where the needless are inserted. Your All City Health acupuncturist uses disposable sterile needles. As each needle is inserted you should feel them, but initially without pain. However, when the needle reaches the right depth there should be a deep aching sensation. Sometimes the needles are heated or stimulated with electricity after insertion. Once inserted, the needles will remain there for about twenty minutes.


What are the health benefits of acupuncture?

  • The therapy is safe and effective when done professionally
  • Very few side effects
  • Controls or alleviates some types of pain
  • Great for patients who do not respond or want to take pain medications

Make An Appointment Today At Our Downtown Toronto All City Health Location!

We are conveniently located on the Southwest corner of Sherbourne and Bloor, Suite 310 of the Rosedale Medical Centre with easy access to public transit via Sherbourne Subway Station. We are open 7 days a week; our services are covered by most healthcare plans and we submit all insurance claims electronically. Call us today for a FREE Consultation at 647-347-6702