Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a distinct medical system refined over 3000 years that includes the art and science of acupuncture. Relative to more Westernized versions of acupuncture, application of the wisdom inherent in Asian acupuncture enables healing of nearly all health conditions by balancing systems in the body such as hormones and immune function. Supporting the body’s capacity to heal includes addressing the root cause of illness, which produces long-term results. Current scientific literature repeatedly demonstrates the efficacy of these treatments, including for relief of pain and addictions, and for treatment of low fertility, hot flashes, and depression.
At KIHC, acupuncture for balancing the whole body is conducted by Jianmin (Jamie) Xu, Registered Acupuncturist. All Naturopathic Doctors are trained in the application of Asian acupuncture and may recommend it as part of a complete treatment plan. Isolated acupuncture treatments for the treatment of pain or injury may also be integrated into your treatment plan by Christine Campbell, Physiotherapist.
Acupuncture is part of a controlled act in Ontario, such that anyone offering acupuncture services must be part of a licensed profession that is considered adequately trained in the safe and effective use of acupuncture. Acupuncture may be covered by extended health insurance plans when conducted by a licensed health practitioner, such as a Registered Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor, or Physiotherapist.