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Medical Acupuncture in Toronto

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One of many tools in our naturopathic medicine toolbox!

In use for thousands of years, acupuncture is a key modality within naturopathic medicine, offering a unique and effective approach to addressing various health concerns. Those with naturopathic medicine benefits can receive acupuncture at the practice from Dr. Natasha Vani, a board-certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.

Many people are nervous about trying acupuncture because they are afraid of the needles. It’s important to understand that the needles used are small and hair-thin, nothing like a hypodermic needle! Acupuncture is minimally invasive and virtually painless. Moreover, the needs are sterile and used only once.


How Does Acupuncture Work?

According to Dr. Vani, the needles target specific meridians or channels associated with various organ systems in the body. She selects acupuncture points that align with each client’s treatment protocol, addressing concerns such as stress, sleep issues, digestive health, hormonal imbalances, and skin health.

Dr. Vani always ensures that clients feel comfortable during their sessions. Calming music plays in the background, and needles are left in for about half an hour. We find that clients enjoy their sessions and can relax.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

The frequency of acupuncture sessions varies based on the individual’s diagnosis, addressing concerns ranging from stress to digestive issues. Dr. Vani outlines the gradual progression of sessions, starting more frequently and scaling back as the client experiences improvement. The flexibility of the treatment plan also considers the availability of the individual.

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Addressing Stress and Digestive Issues

As an ND, Dr. Vani emphasizes the interconnectedness of the body’s systems, highlighting how stress often underlies various health issues, including digestive concerns. Acupuncture is a time-tested holistic approach to simultaneously addressing stress and digestive issues. She aims to correct imbalances and promote overall well-being by choosing specific acupuncture points.

While acupuncture is crucial, Dr. Vani has other approaches in her naturopathic toolkit for stress management. These include

  • Botanical formulas
  • Supplements
  • Counseling
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Nutrition

The emphasis on addressing root causes distinguishes naturopathic medicine from conventional approaches, promoting long-term health.

The Role of Counseling in Naturopathic Practice

Dr. Vani also recognizes the significance of counseling in naturopathic practice. She underscores the connection between mental health, emotional well-being, and physical health. While clients seek naturopathic care for physical symptoms, she gently introduces counseling to explore the mental and emotional aspects contributing to overall health.

The Value of Making Lifestyle Changes

The body functions as an entire system, and as one aspect improves, others follow suit. Dr. Vani talks to clients about lifestyle modifications encompassing nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, and breathwork, contributing to a comprehensive and sustainable approach to health.

Book an Appointment

Experience for yourself the many benefits of acupuncture and our other naturopathic medicine services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vani!



Medical Acupuncture Toronto, Yorkville, Bay and Bloor ON | (416) 700-3054