What is Acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve function. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points. Acupuncture points (also referred to as ‘acupoints’) are places on the skin that have a lower resistance to the passage of electricity than the surrounding skin and are part of a network of points that were mapped centuries ago by the Chinese. Most are found along ‘meridians’ or ‘channels’ that are believed to be the pathways by which energy or Qi (pronounced ‘Chee’) flows through the body.

Acupuncture originated in China at least 2500 years ago and spread to neighbouring Asian countries including Japan, Vietnam, and Korea by about 500 CE, and finally to Europe in the 16th century.

Is Medical Acupuncture Different from the Ordinary Kind?

Acupuncture is a very old medical art, and there are many approaches to learning and practicing it. Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained in western medicine who has also had thorough training in evidenced based acupuncture.  Medical Acupuncture, Contemporary Acupuncture or evidence based Acupuncture share mutual ideology that such modality is used with scientific rationale. 

Why choose Dr. Levy as your Medical Acupuncture Provider ?

Dr. Levy completed 3 evidence based acupuncture programs namely:

  1. National University of Health Sciences: Clinical Acupuncture
  2. Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI)
  3. McMaster University Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals

Furthermore, Dr. Levy is certified by the Acupuncture Council of Ontario, successfully completed both written and practical examinations.

Acupuncture services are under the scope of practice of Naturopathic Medicine and Chiropractic Medicine in Ontario.  Dr. Levy is in good standing with three regulated professions in the Province of Ontario namely: the College of Homeopaths of Ontario, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, as well as with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

 

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