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Keyes to Health

Primary Location
750 Oklahoma Drive
Pickering, ON L1W 3G9
Phone: (905) 420-1248

Office Hours

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Monday7:00am7:00pm
Tuesday7:00am2:00pm
Wednesday7:00am7:00 pm
Thursday9:00am7:00pm
Friday7:00am8:00pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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What is Acupuncture? acupuncture_500.jpg

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine surgical steel needles in specific points on the body, with the intent of treating certain conditions. The targeted anatomical structures are determined by the examination findings and the aim is to stimulate a healing response directly at the tissue level. Electric stimulation may be added to the needles to magnify the healing effect.

 

Which health conditions can be helped with Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is helpful in treating a number of disorders. At Keyes To Health, we generally treat musculoskeletal conditions such as in the following list:  

neck and back pain
shoulder pain
knee pain
tennis and golfer's elbow

bursitis (hip, shoulder, elbow)

tendinitis / tendinosis

carpal tunnel syndrome 

osteoarthritis
muscular imbalances
repetitive strain injuries
sports injuries

sciatica
numbness and tingling
quitting smoking

 

 

How deep do the needles go in?

 

Normally, the acupuncture needles are inserted to a depth of ΒΌ to 1 inch (about 2 cm). How deep depends on the size of the person, the target structure and point location.

 

 

How long is each Acupuncture session?

 

The first visit will include a full assessment where the patient is asked a number of questions about his or her health history and the current complaint. A focused regional physical exam follows. Following this, the first treatment is performed. The initial consultation takes about an hour, and subsequent treatments take 20 to 30 minutes

 

 

For how long are the needles kept in?

Once the needles are inserted, they are left in place for approximately 20 minutes. During this time, the patient, relaxes in a comfortable position.

Are the needles sterilized? Is there a risk of getting diseases from the needles?

Keyes To Health only uses sterilized, single use Acupuncture needles. That means the needles are removed from their sealed packaging at the time of use, are only used once and then disposed of in a sharps container. Furthermore, the area to be treated is swabbed prior to needle insertion, and the practitioners hands are scrubbed.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

That depends on the condition being treated. If the condition is fairly new and short-lasting, a patient may only need up to 6 Acupuncture sessions. However, if it is a more complex condition the patient may require anywhere from 5 - 15 Acupuncture treatments. Some very chronic conditions may require more sessions of Acupuncture.

Does my Health Benefit Plan cover Acupuncture Care?

Yes. The majority of Canadian workers have partial or full coverage for Acupuncture services in their workplace health care plans. OHIP does not cover these services. The Acupuncture patient is provide a detailed itemized statement listing the clinical services received, the credentials of the Chiropractor, as well as payment details for reimbursement.

Do I need a prescription from my Family Physician?

Where a treatment is provided by a Regulated Health Professional such as a Doctor of Chiropractic, medical prescriptions are not usually required for Acupuncture services. However, the patient must check with their insurance carrier to determine coverage.

If you have any further questions please feel free to discuss these with the staff at Keyes to Health. You may also email Dr. Keyes directly from the website.

Call Us (905) 420-1248

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00am7:00pm
Tuesday7:00am2:00pm
Wednesday7:00am7:00 pm
Thursday9:00am7:00pm
Friday7:00am8:00pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed


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COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH CHIROPRACTIC

  • Neck, mid-back, low back pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Chronic muscle tightness. (ie. Computer work)
  • Herniated discs
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Sciatica
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive stress syndrome
  • Hip / knee pain
  • Shoulder/elbow/wrist pain
  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries. (ie. Tennis elbow, Ankle twist, Rotator cuff injuries, Knee sprain)
  • Muscle tightness, strain or sprain
  • Arthritis

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DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00am7:00pm
Tuesday7:00am2:00pm
Wednesday7:00am7:00 pm
Thursday9:00am7:00pm
Friday7:00am8:00pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

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