The Provincial Gov't of Ontario has just announced that they will be funding one IVF cycle through OHIP starting in December 2015. This is wonderful news for the many women needing IVF in order to become pregnant. At Inner Zen Acupuncture Clinic, we have extensive experience working with women who are in fertility programs. Acupuncture is a fabulous and recognized treatment for augmenting all fertility issues!.
There is no doubt that most of us deal with high stress in our lives and over time, this can take its toll on our bodies. When the body is in 'stress mode' the adrenal glands go into action and produce adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine which are known as the 'flight or fight' hormones. These hormones are very important because this flight or fight reaction can save our lives when we are in danger. However, the body doesn't recognize the difference between being chased by a bear or being stressed because our lives are overwhelmed. When we are stressed out, these hormones start to become a big problem with our health and well being. Being in a heightened state of stress too often can cause these hormones to be churned out constantly and we are in danger of 'burn out' and we can and do, end up sick from it. Sress is a cause of many illnesses.
Acupuncture is not only a fabulous treatment for stress, it is an important treatment for stress as acupunture calms down the adrenal glands, balances brain chemistry and allow the body to recover from the affects of our day to day stressors. People who have treatments designed for stress report that they feel far calmer, sleep better and that their bodies don't respond to stress quite so drastically. Depending on the particular individual, stress can be treated quite easily and often in under 6 treatments but everyone is unique. We will discuss your particular situation and plan a treatments course for you..
As of April 1st, 2013 Acupuncture has been regulated in Ontario with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) and the Regulated Health Professions Act. All Acupuncturists must be an active member of CTCMPAO in good standing to use the title “Registered Acupuncturist”.
This means that we are now part of the mainstream health care team and are recognized by Doctors and other medical professionals. No other modalities, such as Chiropractors, Registered Massage Therapists, Physio Therapists etc, can use the title Registered Acupuncturist unless they are registered with CTCMPAO.
Along with Doctors, Acupuncture is now a health care profession with the legal right to diagnose patients. This shows how important Acupuncture has become in mainstream medicine!.