What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that helps rebalance the body’s glow of life energy, or qi.  Thin needles are inserted into specific points throughout the body to promote relaxation and stimulate healing.  Acupuncture is a safe and beneficial for a variety of symptoms during the stages of fertility, prenatal and postnatal stages.

Acupuncture for Pregnancy & Postpartum

Acupuncture is safe and effective during pregnancy and postpartum.  


  • relaxation
  • release stress and tension
  • balance moods
  • relieve symptoms associated with pregnancy such as morning sickness, sleep disorders, moods, nausea, headaches, cramps, muscular pains etc.  


  • prepare the body for labour
  • induce labour
  • reduce labour pains
  • decrease labour time
  • stimulate the body’s the ability to heal faster after delivery
  • relieve stress
  • postnatal depression
  • muscular aches/pains
  • rebalance the body after giving birth
  • milk production

Aging Gracefully with Acupuncture

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

Red light Session

Acupuncture & Fertility

  • Regulates the menstrual cycle
  • Improves blood circulation to the reproductive organs such as the ovaries and uterus for better response
  • Relieves stress, relaxes the body and mind by stabilizing the nervous system. 
  • Stimulates the body’s natural healing ability to rebalance both physical and emotional wellbeing. 
  • Invigorates sperm for men, enhancing count and motility
  • Helps support IVF treatments

Acupuncture and more...


Cupping is an ancient therapeutic technique that involves placing cups on the skin to create a vacuum effect. This technique draws the skin and underlying tissues into the cups, which are usually made of glass or silicone.  During a cupping session, cups are applied to specific points on the body and left in place for several minutes. The practitioner will use a mechanical pump to create the suction, may experience a sensation of a little pressure.  The vacuum created stimulates blood flow, relaxes muscles, and is believed to help release toxins from the body.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha, often referred to as “scraping therapy,” is a traditional Chinese practice that involves gently scraping the skin’s surface using a smooth-edged tool, typically made of jade, horn, or other materials. The practitioner will apply gentle pressure and strokes along specific meridian pathways on the body. The friction created by the scraping motion may result in temporary redness, known as “sha,” which is  believed to release stagnant energy, promote blood circulation, and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.

Red Light

Red light therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of red light to stimulate natural healing processes in the body. These wavelengths of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by cells, where they promote increased circulation, reduce inflammation, and enhance cellular repair and regeneration. Red light therapy has been studied for its potential benefits in various applications, including skincare, wound healing, pain management, and even mood enhancement. 

Partner Acupuncture

Prepare yourself and your partner with acupressure points that may help during pregnancy, labour and birth.  During this session Margaret will teach you and your partner points that are helpful for your stage of pregnancy or in preparation for pain relief during labour.  Please consult your insurance company regarding coverage for acupressure.  Receipts for acupuncture are only provided if acupuncture is performed. 

De-stress with one another and attend an acupuncture session in tandem (two treatment tables in the same room).  Please register one client for the session and include the second client under “Preferred Name” on the digital intake form.

Gift this for a couple you know – makes for a great gift (wedding, new parents, date night or anniversary)


Direct billing is available for Acupuncture services for select insurers.  Please inquire with front desk about your insurer. 

If we are unable to directly bill to your provider, we always provide a receipt which can be used for submission to your insurance company after your session.  

Please check your insurance plan to see if a Registered Acupuncturist is covered under your plan.  Our Acupuncturist is registered with The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.

We will not be able to call your insurance company on your behalf. Insurance companies require the policy holder to inquire directly.

Of course!  If you are not ready to try acupuncture needles just yet, let us know and acupressure points can be an alternative. 

Please note that acupressure is not covered under many insurance policies.  In order for our practitioner to provide a receipt for acupuncture insurance claims, acupuncture needle(s) must be used during your session.

No.  Most of the time, the main needle points are on the lower legs, ears or arms, so wearing loose-fitting clothing is fine. Similar to some other practitioners, sometimes an acupuncturist will ask you to disrobe and cover with a drape/blanket if working on areas such as your back, hips, upper legs or torso.

We provide many other services to meet your prenatal and postpartum needs, like our Prenatal Chiropractor Markham.