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Frequently Asked Questions

What is TCM?

Chinese medicine is a holistic system of healthcare that has been practiced for thousands of years. It encompasses various modalities, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, and qigong, aiming to promote balance and harmony in the body.

Can I combine Western and Chinese medicine treatments?

Yes, it's often possible to integrate Western and Chinese medicine approaches for a comprehensive healthcare strategy. Be sure to communicate with your healthcare providers to coordinate your treatments effectively.

Can Chinese medicine be used for preventative care?

Yes, Chinese medicine can be an excellent preventive measure. By promoting balance and strengthening the body's natural defenses, it can help you maintain optimal health and well- being.

What conditions can Chinese medicine treat?

Chinese medicine can treat a wide array of conditions, including pain, digestive disorders, respiratory issues, emotional imbalances, and more. It is often used for both acute and chronic health concerns.

What happens during a Chinese medicine diagnosis?

Chinese medicine practitioners use various diagnostic methods, including pulse and tongue assessment, to understand the underlying imbalances in your body. This information helps create a tailored treatment plan.

Is Acupuncture / TCM covered by OHIP?

Neither acupuncture nor TCM is currently covered under OHIP.

Is Acupuncture / TCM covered by insurance?

Many private insurance plans or workplace benefits packages offer coverage for certain complementary or alternative therapies, including TCM services. It's a good idea to review your private insurance policy or inquire with your employer's benefits department to determine if TCM services are covered through your private insurance plan.

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