I have been in clinical practice for over 25 years and my focus is on the Chinese classical approach to acupuncture, where the body is looked at as a whole. I believe that health and well being can be achieved through a balanced lifestyle, exercise, diet, and plenty of rest. I look forward to treating you.
Monique Manaigre R.Ac
Acupuncture is the stimulation of points below the surface of the skin by the insertion of thin needles. The purpose of acupuncture is to modify pain and to balance the body. The benefits of acupuncture often include more than just relief of a particular condition. Many people find that it also leads to increased energy levels, better appetite, and better sleep, as well as an enhanced sense of overall well-being.
Acupuncture is a component of the Chinese health care system that can be traced back at least 3,000 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy that flow through the body that are essential for health. If there is pain or ill health, acupuncture is a form of treatment that re-balances the body. Acupuncture is used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses and pain.
Effective April 1, 2013, Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioners became a regulated health profession in Ontario. This means that in Ontario, practitioners must be regulated by CTCMPAO (the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario) in order to practice. This College is a self-regulatory body that ensures Ontario practitioners meet licensing and other professional requirements.