Overcome pain with Medical Acupuncture or TCM Acupuncture – key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is a form of treatment that is used to relieve different kinds of pain, including headaches and migraines, back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Emkiro's Acupuncture Specialists
Dr. Michelle Kang, DC, R.Ac - Acupuncturist
Dr. Kang specializes in treating numerous conditions including acute and chronic spinal conditions, muscular conditions, common neuromusculoskeletal diseases including disc herniation and sciatica, headaches/migraines, shoulder/elbow/knee injuries, postural correction, women’s health, and sports injuries, among other conditions.
- Doctor of Chiropractic
- Registered Acupuncturist
- Certified Active Release Therapy (ART) provider
- Certified in Guasha Treatment Techniques
- Certified in Webster Technique
Dr. Victoria Clay, D.C. - Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Victoria Clay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor majoring in Movement Science, and graduated with Honours and completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Clay uses an evidence-based, patient-centred approach that is unique to each individual and their body. Her practice focus is on using a combination of manual chiropractic manipulation, mobilizations, myofascial release therapy, IASTM, neurofunctional/dry needling acupuncture, electrostimulation, and patient specific exercise programs. She works to educate and empower all her patients, believing that the more you understand your body, the better of a player you can be in your healing recovery and lifelong wellness.
Dr. Clay grew up as a competitive dancer, and was a gymnast herself as well as a gymnastics teacher for 3 years. She also grew up competing in soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and tennis and it was during these experiences where she got her fair share of injuries and discovered her passion for chiropractic and rehabilitation medicine. When she isn’t in the clinic, Dr. Clay can be found staying active in the gym, taking yoga classes, or on a hike, camping, lounging with her cat Kylie, exploring the city with her twin sister, or socializing with her friends and family.
Dr. Barry Nguyen, DC - Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Barry Nguyen holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), cum laude. There, he developed a keen interest in patient-centered care and looking at the patient as a whole rather than solely at the injury. The goals of his treatment plans are to find the source of the pain and to deliver a collaborative patient-doctor experience. He concurrently completed his certificate in Medical Acupuncture and is a certified Rock Blades soft tissue provider.
Dr. Barry is a registered member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (https://cco.on.ca)
Cindy Yan, R.Ac - Acupuncturist
Cindy (Ruwen) is a Registered Acupuncturist. She graduated from Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2017. Cindy treats patients with pain related illnesses and other health issues using acupuncture combined with other treatment modalities such as guasha. She enjoys helping people getting better and enjoys finding new ways to add to her treatment methods.
Emkiro’s Acupuncture Treatments
Emkiro’s acupuncture providers combine classic practices with new innovative techniques to give you the best possible acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture is used to stimulate nerve-rich areas on the surface of your skin in order to influence different tissues, organs, glands, and various functions of the body.
Electro-acupuncture is a modified form of acupuncture in which a mild electric current passes between the needles during treatment.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is used to balance your flow of energy or life force, commonly known as chi or qi.
Stop Smoking - Addiction Cessation Acupuncture Program
Acupuncture can help with smoking cessation by suppressing addiction and eliminating withdrawal symptoms.
Vertigo & Dizziness Acupuncture
Acupuncture can help with acute and long-term vertigo and dizziness.
Infertility & Women’s Health Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used as a treatment for infertility and to boost women’s health for thousands of years.
Anxiety & Depression Acupuncture
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturists target different acupoints to ease anxiety and depression symptoms.
Fatigue - Lack Of Energy Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to help people suffering from chronic fatigue.
Digestive & Immune System Acupuncture
Acupuncture can stimulate peristalsis and help the body’s immune system.
Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best medical solutions for your injury or condition. Our specialists collaborate to find pain treatments that are second to none. We strive to make our services accessible to everyone, which is why we bill insurance.
Book an Acupuncture consultation and start your journey toward a pain-free life.
Medical Acupuncture Fees (Performed by Licensed Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider)
TCM Acupuncture Fees (Performed by Licensed Acupuncturist (R.Ac.)
We offer direct billing so you pay less. If you’ve got a benefit plan, your insurance provider will cover most of your Acupuncture expenses.
How Does Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture helps with a variety of medical conditions. Some of the most common conditions acupuncture can treat include: pain, blood pressure, allergies, insomnia, menstrual cramps, osteoarthritis, anxiety and depression, strokes, and stress management.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturists target specific acupoints to achieve different results. By inserting very thin needles through your skin, the Acupuncturist tries to balance the flow of life force and the flow of energy, known as qi or chi.
After a thorough assessment of your condition, the Acupuncturist inserts the needles along the pathways of your life or energy flows so that the needles will disrupt the current flow and rebalance it.
Medical Acupuncture practitioners view the acupoints as places that can stimulate your nerves, muscles, and connective tissues. Some medical practitioners believe that the acupuncture needles can stimulate the body’s natural painkillers, thus relieving pain and producing other beneficial effects.
Book an in-person or virtual consultation with one of Emkiro’s experts and find out if Acupuncture can help with your condition.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
No, Acupuncture does not hurt. It is normal when a patient sometimes feels heaviness, aching or tingling around the site of the needle insertion.
The Acupuncture needles used are very fine and thin, and are unlikely to cause any discomfort. In general, most patients describe acupuncture as very relaxing.
How Deep Do The Acupuncture Needles Go In?
Typically, the acupuncture needles are inserted to a depth of ¼ to 1 inch. Depth depends on the size of the person and the target structure and location.
How Long Are The Acupuncture Needles Left In Place?
Once the needles are inserted, they are left in place for around 20 minutes, depending on the patient’s condition. During this time, the patient should remain still, relaxed and in a comfortable position.
Are The Acupuncture Needles Clean?
Emkiro uses only sterilized, single use, stainless steel Acupuncture needles. Once the needles are removed from their sealed packaging they are only used once and then disposed of.
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Does It Take To Get Better?
This depends on the condition being treated. If the condition is fairly new and uncomplicated, a patient may only need up to 5 Acupuncture treatments.
However, if it is a more serious condition the patient may require anywhere from 5 to 15 Acupuncture treatments. Some chronic conditions may require more sessions of Acupuncture.
How Long Does Each Acupuncture Treatment Take?
The first visit will include a full assessment where the patient is asked a number of questions about his or her health. A focused regional physical exam follows.
Following this, the first treatment is performed. This process takes about one hour, and around 30 minutes for subsequent treatments.
Emkiro now offers direct insurance billing.
Do Insurance Plans Cover Acupuncture?
Yes. The majority of Canadian workers have partial or full coverage for Acupuncture services in their workplace health care plans. It is recommended that patients check with their insurance provider.
Do I Need A Doctor’s Prescription For Acupuncture?
Some insurance companies may require a note from a physician explaining why Acupuncture has been recommended.
It is recommended that patients check with their insurance, and if needed they can make a medical walk-in appointment at Emkiro for a physician’s assessment and referral, usually on the same day.