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    Acupuncture for longevity
    Toronto Clinic - North of Yorkdale Mall
    845 Wilson Av, Suite 202,
    North York, ON, M3K 1E6
    Tel: 416-221-4991

    Fergus Clinic - Soothe Marketplace -
    195 St David St.S, Suite 109,
    Fergus ON, N1M 2L4
    Tel: 519-993-6246
    Cell: 416-805-4997

    Clinic hours are currently:
    Toronto Clinic - Mondays 9:00 am to 6.00 pm (biweekly), Fridays 10:00am - 8:00 pm and Saturdays 7:00 am to 3.00 pm;
    Private setup fees - first session 90CAD, follow-up session 72 CAD/h, with an increment of 12CA/10 minutes; 30 minutes sessions fees 40CAD.
    Fergus Clinic - Mondays 9:00 am to 6.00 pm (biweekly),Tuesdays 10:00am - to 6:00pm Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm.
    In Fergus clinic, in addition to the private setup we accomodate our patients in a Community Acupuncture setup (Wesdesdays 2:00 - to 8:00pm) "$20-$40: affordable, professional, you decide what you can afford". For more information please check our website www.fergusacupuncture.ca

    Acupuncture for Longevity(E0026) - March 19th, 2014
    While antiaging and longevity therapies have only recently become a focus of conventional medicine, Chinese medicine has focused on cultivating longevity for millenia, and the lives of Chinese physicians give us evidence that Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary practices can very effectively foster a healthy life span. [More]

    For more articles and info, please check our blog omgdanmicublog.tumblr.com

    On this page of the site, also you can find out

    About the acupuncturist
    What acupuncture can do for you
    Having acupuncture: what to expect
    Our own approach
    Training and professional memberships
    Booking an appointment, fees and clinic hours

    About the acupuncturist

    Dan Micu has been practitioner of complementary medicine since 1992, with a thriving private acupuncture practice in Toronto since 2004.

    What acupuncture can do for you

    Acupuncture is used successfully to treat a wide range of health problems, from dental pain to nausea, arthritis to tension headache.

    Some examples:

    Anxiety, depression and some other psychological conditions
    Headache, migraine, facial paralysis, stroke and other neurological disorders
    Musculoskeletal problems (low back pain, osteoarthritis of the knee and so forth)
    Respiratory disorder, such as asthma
    Gastrointestinal problems, in some cases
    Gynaecological conditions, such as painful periods
    Drug withdrawal

    (Evidence for these claims can be found in the briefing papers issued by PubMed)

    Acupuncture is also used preventively (before serious illness occurs) or as a way of maintaining good health (after treatment for a specific condition, or in chronic illness). Frequently patients who come for help with one problem also find that apparently unrelated symptoms improve as well.

    Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and relaxing form of treatment which can benefit people of all ages including small children, pregnant women and the elderly

    In conclusion

    Acupuncture should be considered when conventional medicine cannot find a cause or specific diagnosis for a problem, when a patient cannot tolerate recommended conventional treatment, or when it does not provide complete or sufficient relief.

    Having acupuncture? What to expect?

    Visiting a traditionally trained acupuncturist is quite different from seeing a doctor or even a physiotherapist.

    In the first session, I will ask you to describe in detail what is troubling you. A history of the problem will be taken and a 'traditional diagnosis' made. This includes checking the pulse at both wrists, looking at the tongue and carrying out a simple physical examination.

    Having assessed what form of treatment is most appropriate, we will discuss my recommendations for acupuncture and/or other treatments that I can provide, as well as possible self-help methods. If you agree to go ahead, there is usually time for an introductory acupuncture treatment during this first session.

    The first session may take 1-1 hours and follow-ups 45-60 minutes, to allow time for discussion as well as treatment.

    Treatment is tailored to every patient's individual needs. Even if you have the same medical condition as someone else, your treatment may be quite different.

    Acupuncture involves swift and virtually painless insertion of fine sterilised needles through the skin. These needles are finer than the hypodermics utilised for injections and blood tests, so for most people the sensation of insertion is minimal, a slight prick. Following this, there is usually a momentary dull ache, numbness, tingling or hot sensation, a feeling known in acupuncture as Deqi (pronounced 'derchee'). You will soon get used to this.

    Once the needles are inserted, they may be retained for up to 20-30 mins or even longer. The procedure is calm and relaxed. Patients may even fall asleep.

    In addition to traditional needling, I use electroacupuncture and transcutaneous (skin surface) acupoint stimulation. Both provide a not uncomfortable pulsing or tingling feeling.

    Heat may also form part of your treatment. Less commonly, I may use cupping or other methods. Again, these are all quite comfortable.

    A course of treatment is usually required, although the number of sessions will vary from person to person. In acute conditions, treatment may be 2-3 times weekly initially, in chronic conditions once weekly.

    As a rule, patients can expect some change by 6 sessions, improvement by 8, although a complete course of treatment is traditionally considered as 12 sessions. Acute conditions tend to respond more rapidly. After 6-8 sessions, if not before, treatment is spaced out and continued if needed.

    Acupuncture is generally very safe. Serious side-effects are very rare - less than one in every 10,000 treatments, mainly because good practice requirements of acupuncture treatments are not followed. Unlike some forms of medication, there is absolutely no risk of becoming dependent on acupuncture.

    Acupuncture has a good track record, and has helped millions of patients with a remarkable number of conditions.

    Our own approach

    Every acupuncturist is different, with a different style of practice, and it is important to find an acupuncturist with whom you feel comfortable.

    We are particularly aware that many people avoid acupuncture because they are not confortable with needles. If this is so in your case, do not be discouraged. Acupuncture can be very gentle, and I also offer several effective alternative approaches.

    In my own practice, I integrate different styles of acupuncture, both traditional and modern, together with some Tui-Na massage (relaxing acupressure) and nutritional and herbal therapy as appropriate. My approach is holistic also in the sense that I work together with my patients to discover how best to maintain health and enhance wellbeing and self-healing, as well as dealing with the specific symptoms that are troubling them.

    Usually we provide treatments of painful conditions (such as arthritis, abdominal pain, acid reflux, allergy, ankle sprain, arm pain, back pain, Bell's Palsy, buttock pain, elbow pain, eye pain, fibromyiagia, finger and hand pain, groin pain, hand and foot pain, headache, heel pain, hip pain, kidney stones pain, knee pain, leg pain, low back pain, neck pain, one-sided body pain, peripheral neuropathy, phantom pain, prostate enlargement, scapular pain, sciatic pain, SCM pain, shoulder pain, sore throat, trigeminal neuralgia, wrist pain, but also have a particular interest in pediatric, geriatric, digestive, cardio-vascular, hormonal and respiratory problems, infertility (in men and women), fatigue and stress.

    Through my acupuncture training and writing articles to share with my patients important info about welness, as well as attending courses in other disciplines, I have a wide knowledge of other types of complementary medicine and I am familiar with standard Western medical practice. I am therefore aware of some of the benefits and limitations of these various approaches, and how important it can be to work together with other therapists and doctors rather than depending on one method to the exclusion of others. I also do my best to keep up-to-date with developments in both complementary and conventional medicine through ongoing study.

    Training and professional memberships

    I have completed more than five years of training in traditional and modern methods of acupuncture, as well as in Western medical sciences appropriate to the practice of acupuncture. As a member of the The Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine, I am bound by the The Transitional Council of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) rigorous Codes of Ethics and Practice and covered by Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

    I also have extensive training in Medical QiGong , Tui-Na Massage, Chinese Herbals and Medicated Diet (Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition). At this time we attend five element, pulse diagnostic and clinic integration courses with Lonny Jarrett.

    Booking an appointment, fees and clinic hours

    It is easy to book an appointment. You can call and speak to me personally on (416) 805 4997 from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2.30 to 7.15 pm, Monday-Friday, and on Saturday from 10 am to noon. At busy times, you may have to leave a message.

    If you prefer, you may email me.

    I do not see patients without a prior appointment.

    My standard fees are currently CAD90.00 for an initial 90-minute consultation and treatment, and CAD72.00 for follow-up treatments (60 minutes). The cost of the treatments are covered by the majority extended health care plans. We would suggest to check with your employee or Insurance Company your healthcare benefits..

    Home visits within a few km are also available.

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