Acupuncture With An RMT or Shiatsu Therapist
Here at Richmond Hill Natural Therapies we have RMTs who can provide acupuncture covered under RMT Insurance. It is less expensive and helpful for those who don't have Naturopathic or Acupuncture coverage. The RMTs treat musculoskeletal problems. If you require acupuncture for a systemic disorder or anything more complicated than muscular tension issues, you should choose one of our Naturopathic Drs for this treatment
Can I Combine Massage or Shiatsu With Acupuncture?
You can combine acupuncture with massage therapy (for a longer treatment) or just have an acupuncture treatment with our RMT, it's completely up to you. Prices for RMT acupuncture and massage are the same, so just book the amount of time you would like. Acupuncture with an RMT can be billed under RMT or Acupuncture.
Acupuncture With A Certified Shiatsu Therapist
Our Shiatsu Therapist can provide Acupuncture covered under Registered Acupuncture Insurance. She can combine Shiatsu with the Acupuncture or just perform Acupuncture.
She also can do cupping, and Japanese moxibustion for you within the session to improve the effectiveness of the treamtent In this session, the Shiatsu Thereapist will use traditional methods to assess the condition of the body.
What Is It?
Acupuncture is a treatment that stimulates the body to heal itself naturally and improve functioning. This is done by inserting very thin needles at precise acupuncture points.
How Does It Work?
The Ancient Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in certain patterns throughout the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and feed the tissues. A block in one of these channels is like a dam that backs up in others, thereby causing dysfunction in tissues and organs. These meridians can be influenced and "unblocked" by needling the acupuncture points and reestablishing the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption and ATP (energy) production activities.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the release of chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system. This overall improvement of energy and biochemical balancing results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.