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Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective alternative to medication and, in some cases, surgery. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing. Therapeutic effects include:

  • Pain relief
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mood
  • Improved body function

Atraumatic acupuncture needles are rounded at the tip so that they slide smoothly through tissue and are unlikely to cause bleeding. Needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes during which time the practitioner may manipulate the needles in order to strengthen or reduce the flow of Qi.

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Joseph Kong

Joseph Kong

R.TCMP, R.Ac
Sylvia Bianchi

Sylvia Bianchi

B.Sc., RMT
Susan Dong

Susan Dong

RMT

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are customized, rigid or semi-rigid, insoles that are manufactured according to the specific anatomy of the patient's feet. They function to correct different imbalances in a person's foot mechanics, redistribute forces during gait, and reduce improper stress and strain on different regions of the body.

By analyzing a patient's individualized physical demands and anatomical structure, as well as, through a few specialized tests, we are able to construct specific orthotics tailored towards the patient's needs and comfort. We may look at a person's gait, wear patterns on current shoes, physical demands of a person's sports and/or occupation(s), anatomical adaptations, required footwear, and any underlying health concerns. All these factors will contribute to fabricating a good fitting and comfortable orthotic.

Some conditions that benefit from orthotics include (but are not limited to):

  • Bunions/Hallux Valgus
  • Dropped Arches
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Hammer toes
  • Heel spurs
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Fat pad thinning/irritation
  • Arch pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shin splits
  • Heel pain
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrom
  • Turf toe
  • Morton's Neuromas
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy

Joseph Kong
R.TCMP, R.Ac

Joseph Kong has been delivering quality acupuncture and herbal medicine services in the Greater Toronto Area since 2002. Joseph obtained his professional training from the Ontario College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and practiced acupuncture treatment at Guangzhou University, China.

Acupuncture treatments address not only the symptoms but also the total body condition. The aim of the treatment is to re-balance the body and to restore its harmonious function. Traditional Chinese Medicine helps to promote proper functioning of the body and to stimulate the body’s own natural healing. Acupuncture treatments serve to benefit a number of health problems such as Chronic and Acute Pain, Anxiety and Sleep Disorders, Internal Disorders, Infertility, Insomnia, Trigger Finger and many other musculosketal injuries.

*As a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and a Registered Acupuncturist - Joseph's treatments will be billed under Acupuncture. Please refer to your extended Health Benefits for your coverage.

Sylvia Bianchi
B.Sc., RMT

In the spring of 2008, Sylvia studied at McMaster University under the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program*. This is a highly sought after program for chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists and other medical professionals in order to conjunct with their already effective treatments.

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is an effective and simple treatment approach based on current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology. Insertion of solid needles and use of electrical stimulation are the foundation of this approach. Acupuncture effects on humans include muscle relaxation, pain modulation, changes in autonomic activity (vasomotor tone, cardiac rhythm, peristalsis), diverse neuroendocrine and immune responses, general relaxation, and a feeling of psychophysical well being.

To learn more about Contemporary Medical Acupuncture or to book an appointment, call Yonge & Wellness at 905-882-7685 or email sylvia@yongeandwellness.com.

*Acupuncture treatments performed by Sylvia will be incorporated within the scope of Massage Therapy, and as such will be billed under your RMT extended health insurance benefits.

Susan Dong
RMT

Susan graduated from Kikkawa College and Teaching Clinic and has been working for Yonge & Wellness since 2009.

Susan's modalities include Swedish massage, Pregnancy massage and Thai massage. Susan has also trained with a private traditional medicine teacher in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and techniques (eg. Tuina, acupressure) and incorporates these different techniques into her massage treatments. These treatments have a unique blend of eastern and western philosophies to smooth the body’s energy flow, relieve stress and prevent injuries. Her practice in Tai-chi and meditation help to build up inner energy circulation which aid in connecting with clients.

*Acupuncture treatments performed by Susan will be incorporated within the scope of Massage Therapy, and as such will be billed under your RMT extended health insurance benefits.