1. Is there parking?
Yes, there is ample street parking as well as a green P parking at Playter Boulevard and Danforth Avenue.
2. What is the address?
The clinic is located at 235 Danforth Avenue, Suite 401.
3. What are the clinic hours?
The clinic is open Monday through Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday's from 9am to 6pm.
4. Is there wheel chair access?
Yes, the clinic is located on the fourth floor of a medical building that has an elevator.
5. Does acupuncture hurt?
The discomfort of an acupuncture treatment is minimal. The insertion of the needle can create a slight poking sensation similar to a small mosquito bite. The pain lasts only a second or two. Once inserted, there is absolutely no pain.
6. What are the side effects?
The side affects of acupuncture are minor. Sometimes you may notice a small bruise at the site of needle insertion.
7. How long do the needles stay in for?
The needles are retained in the body for 28.8 minutes. This is the amount of time it takes for Qi to travel through all the meridians in the body one time.
8. Do you reuse the needles?
All the needles used, are surgically sterol, single use, disposable needles.
9. How often should I get acupuncture?
Depending on the condition, patients will get treated once or twice a week until the condition is resolved. Once healthy again, traditional chinese medicine takes on a preventative approach. Patients are in encouraged to book maintenance appointments every six weeks to maintain optimum health.
10. Is there anything I need to do before an appointment?
Patients are encouraged to make sure they have eaten during the day to avoid low blood pressure effects during treatment.
11. How much does it cost?
$120 for Initial consultations - First appointments are 1 1/2 hours and are composed of an hour consult and a half hour acupuncture treatment.
$90 for subsequent acupuncture treatments - Follow up appointments are composed of a half hour consult and a half hour acupuncture treatment.
12. Can I claim acupuncture on My insurance?
Yes, most extended health plans cover $500 - $1000 for acupuncture.