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Downtown Toronto 416-722-3393
East York 416-888-1008

Acupuncture East York

Feeling out of balance?

Push Pounds is a unique East York acupuncture clinic that can help you restore your health and achieve the perfect weight. We use a holistic approach that considers your physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

You deserve to feel your best – both physically and emotionally. With our help, you can finally achieve the perfect weight and restore your balance.

To discover more about our acupuncture treatments in East York, call 416-722-3393 now.

We are excited to help you feel better!

What We Offer

At Push Pounds, we provide top-tier acupuncture services at an affordable price. Our certified and experienced team offers private appointments and customized treatments to fit each patient’s needs.

We also provide lifestyle coaching and nutritional counselling. Our goal is to provide advanced acupuncture techniques for health and wellness, and we work closely with each patient to develop an acupuncture customized treatment plan. Whether you’re looking to manage a chronic condition, relieve pain, or improve your overall health, we can help.

Push Pounds East York is also pleased to announce that we have accreditation from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO), which means that our patients can rest assured that they will be treated by a professional.

About Us

At Push Pounds acupuncture clinic East York we are dedicated to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. Our unique approach combines the best of traditional Chinese medicine with modern science to provide a holistic solution tailored specifically for you.

We believe that everyone has the potential to be healthy and fit, and our mission is to help you reach your full potential. With our experienced team of acupuncture specialists, Push Pounds can help you overcome any obstacle and achieve the body and health you deserve.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has several theories about how it works.

One of their beliefs is that inserting needles into certain parts of the body will stimulate the nerves and cause some chemicals to be released, which then changes the way the brain processes pain.

Another theory suggests that acupuncture releases endorphins (the body’s form or natural painkillers) which help reduce discomfort.

And finally, some think that through acupuncture, blood flow improves and immunity strengthens.

A Session With an Acupuncturist at Push Pounds

If you’re considering comprehensive acupuncture treatment, find a licensed practitioner that has received training from an accredited institution. Your acupuncturist will inquire about your medical background and the symptoms you are experiencing during your first session. They will then insert needles into various points on your body. The needles are generally inserted shallowly and produce little discomfort. You may experience a mild numbness or tingling sensation at the site of needle placement.

After the needles have been inserted, they will be left in position for 20-30 minutes while you rest. Some patients experience immediate symptom alleviation following their treatment, while others may require multiple treatments to notice a difference.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine used for centuries to treat various conditions. The practice involves the insertion of thin needles into the skin at specific points on the body. Acupuncture advocates believe that this can help restore balance and harmony within the body.

There is still some debate as to how exactly acupuncture works.

One theory is that the needles stimulate nerves and release chemicals that help to relieve pain.

Another possibility is that acupuncture helps to improve the flow of energy or Qi within the body.

Whatever the mechanism, some evidence suggests that acupuncture can effectively treat various conditions such as headaches, back pain, and nausea. If you are considering contemporary medical acupuncture, be sure to consult with a qualified practitioner at Push Pounds East York.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is a traditional Asian medicine that stimulates specific points on the body by inserting thin needles. The practice is generally considered safe and effective when performed by an experienced practitioner.

Although acupuncture therapy  is generally safe, a few potential risks are associated with the treatment. These risks are generally rare and can be minimized by working with a licensed practitioner like one in Push Pounds East York.

Push Pounds is a registered clinic with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

As a result, our team of highly trained and experienced experts is held to the highest possible standards while delivering effective acupuncture treatments.

What Conditions are Treated by Acupuncture

Acupuncture, a treatment method once popular exclusively in the Asia and Western world, has gained notoriety recently for its ability to relieve many symptoms. But what exactly is acupuncture, and what diseases can it treat?

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat various diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that it can be effective for:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Toothache
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fertility problems
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Low back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritic pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Asthma

Our Team

Push Pounds East York is the expert acupuncture clinic for array of health concerns! We have orthopedic surgeons, sports injuries specialists,  pain specialists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, pelvic floor therapists, massage therapists, acupuncture practitioners, and personal trainers. What does this mean? You can rest assured that we will provide you with world-class care by teaming up with experts in their field, so each patient receives only top-quality service, everyone working together as one unit to ensure things get done right when it comes down to providing excellent customer support and service!

What are the clinic policies?

Push Pounds physiotherapy will give you all the information necessary to make an informed decision about your personalized treatment before beginning.


Push Pounds accepts cash and all major credit cards, like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.


We may provide you with a certificate for long-term health insurance or an invoice to deduct from your taxes. We don’t do direct billing. Please verify with your insurer to determine whether acupuncture is covered under your policy.

Scheduling Treatments

You may schedule an appointment with Push Pounds East York via our online booking system via phone, email, or text message.


If you want to avoid feeling anxious and rushed, please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment. If you’re late, we’ll have to shorten your treatment time.

Cancellation and Missed Appointments

We understand that life doesn’t always go as planned, but please give us at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. There is a $50 fee for appointments not cancelled or rescheduled within the designated time frame.

What are the clinic’s updated COVID-19 protocols & safety measures?


Beginning June 10, 2022, masking in health care facilities becomes optional. Do it your way.

Have a federally approved hand sanitizer for staff and patients

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces after every patient visit in treatment rooms
  • Install chairs in the waiting area

Screening before coming to the Center

Please conduct a self-screening before each visit. If any of the following questions are answered positively, please reschedule your appointment:

  1. Have you had close contact with a person with an acute respiratory illness?
  2. Do you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have you had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  3. Have you recently experienced any of the symptoms?
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • New onset of coughing
  • Increased chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Unexplained fatigue/ malaise/muscle aches (myalgia)
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Pink eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Runny/clogged nose with no other known cause
  • Decreased or lost sense of taste or smell

Are treatments covered on my benefits/insurance?

All of our therapists are licensed acupuncturists. Our treatments will almost certainly be covered if your insurance plan includes acupuncture. However, each insurance policy is different. Before booking an appointment, check with your employer or insurance provider to see if our services are covered.

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care passed a bill on April 1, 2013, that made acupuncture an officially regulated profession.

Acupuncturists must first pass examinations and background checks to practice acupuncture lawfully in Ontario. This ensures that patients receive the highest-quality care while undergoing acupuncture therapy.

All therapists and injury rehabilitation experts at the Push Pounds are full members of CTCMPAO, which is in charge of acupuncture laws and practices in Ontario. To work as an acupuncturist in this province, each therapist has an identification number given by the governing body.

How does it work?

A receptionist will be accessible to answer any of your service needs after you make an appointment. It’s critical to grasp how we talk to new and returning customers:

  • We schedule, reschedule, or cancel appointments over the phone.
  • We’re always happy to help new patients with any questions they may have about our treatments or how to schedule an appointment by phone. If you’re experiencing technical difficulties, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.
  • Our receptionist is the person you contact when you need assistance.

Do you offer same-day appointments?

Whenever possible, we aim to provide service on the day you call. However, occasionally we may have a backlog, which could take up to two days. To schedule an acupuncture appointment or for any questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 416-722-3393. Push Pounds East York accepts all insurance plans and offers direct billing!

Do you accept walk-ins?

Yes, we welcome walk-ins for procedures on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We provide a free consultation, so please feel free to come in and discuss your concerns with us.