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

Acupuncture Toronto

Feeling out of balance?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a great way to restore balance and get your life back on track. Push Pounds offers acupuncture treatments in Toronto that can help you feel better than ever before.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural way to improve your health without relying on medication. You’ll love the results you see after just a few treatments – we guarantee it!

Call 416-722-3393 to learn more about our acupuncture services in Toronto. We can’t wait to help you feel better!

What We Offer

At Push Pounds, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, low-cost acupuncture services. Our team of experienced and certified practitioners offers individualized care, private appointments, and a wide range of treatments.

We are also pleased to announce that we are one of only a few regional clinics licensed by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). This means that our patients can be confident that they are receiving safe and effective care.

If you are looking for a convenient and affordable way to experience the benefits of acupuncture, don’t hesitate to call us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals!

About Us

Push Pounds is an acupuncture center Toronto, the leading authority on acupuncture for weight loss. With over 10 years of experience, we have helped thousands of people achieve their weight loss goals.

Our unique approach combines the latest medical technology with traditional Chinese acupuncture to help you lose weight quickly and safely. We believe everyone deserves to be happy and healthy, and our goal is to help you reach your ideal weight and live healthier lives.

What is Acupuncture?

There are a few different theories about how acupuncture works. One theory suggests that acupuncture needles inserted into the body stimulate nerves and release chemicals that help to change the way the brain perceives pain.

Another theory posits that acupuncture releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, which help to reduce pain. It is also thought that acupuncture may help to increase blood flow and improve immune function.

A Session With an Acupuncturist at Push Pounds

If you’re considering trying acupuncture, it’s important to find a licensed practitioner who has received training from an accredited institution. During your first session, your practitioner will ask you about your medical history and the symptoms you are experiencing.

They will then proceed to insert needles into various points on your body. The needles are usually inserted shallowly and cause minimal discomfort. You may feel a tingling sensation or slight numbness at the needle insertion site.

After the needles have been inserted, they will be left in place for 20-30 minutes while you relax. Some people may experience relief from their symptoms immediately after their session, while others may need several sessions before noticing a difference.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The exact mechanism by which acupuncture works is not fully understood. It is thought that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and releases chemicals in the brain that help to reduce pain and promote healing.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

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

This means that our team of highly trained and experienced practitioners is held to the highest standards when providing safe and effective acupuncture treatments.

Clinical acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing. Acupuncture is considered an effective and safe treatment by a trained and experienced practitioner.

That said, you should be aware of a few potential risks associated with acupuncture before booking a treatment.

What Conditions are Treated by Acupuncture

Acupuncture, a treatment once popular solely in the western world, has gained notoriety in recent years for its ability to alleviate a multitude of symptoms. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that it can be effective for following conditions:

  • Headaches
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Dental pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

Our Team

At Push Pounds Acupuncture clinic in Toronto, we have a collaborative team of medical and health specialists that work together to provide the best care for our patients. Our team comprises orthopedic surgeons, pain specialists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, pelvic floor therapists, massage therapists, acupuncture practitioners, personal trainers, and more!

What are the clinic policies?

Before any treatment, Push Pounds will explain the risks associated so that you can make an informed decision.


Push Pounds accepts cash, debit, personal cheques and AMEX, Visa/Master card.


We may provide you with a receipt for long-term health insurance or an invoice to claim your taxes. We do not perform direct billing. Please verify with your insurer to see if acupuncture is covered under your policy.

Scheduling Treatments

You can easily schedule an acupuncture appointment with us by phone, email, or text using our online booking system.


To avoid feeling rushed or anxious, arrive 10 minutes before your appointment begins. Please note that we’ll have to shorten your treatment time if you’re late.


Please notify Push Pounds 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel your appointment. There is a $50 fee for appointments that are not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

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


  • Beginning June 10, 2022, disguises in medical facilities are now optional. Do it your way.
  • Have a federally approved hand sanitizer for staff and patients
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces after every patient visit in treatment rooms
  • Chairs in the waiting area will be set up

Screening before coming to the Center

Please have a self-examination before each visit. Please reschedule your visit if you answered yes to any of the following questions:

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

Are treatments covered on my benefits/insurance?

All of our therapists are registered acupuncturists. If your insurance plan includes acupuncture, our treatments will likely be covered. But every insurance plan is different. Please consult your organization or insurance company to see if our services are covered before scheduling an appointment.

Most of our appointments come with acupuncture. If for any reason, you did not have acupuncture at your appointment, we will not bill your insurance company for it.

On April 1, 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care passed a bill making acupuncture a profession that the government regulates.

In order to legally practice acupuncture in Ontario, acupuncturists must pass exams and background checks. This ensures that patients are safe when receiving acupuncture treatment.

All of the therapists at the Push Pounds are full members of CTCMPAO. This governing body dictates the laws and practice of acupuncture in Ontario. Each therapist has a designation number required to practice in this province.

How does it work?

WE ARE A CLINIC WITH A RECEPTION DESK. A receptionist will meet all your service needs after you make an appointment.

It is important to understand how we communicate with first-time and repeat patients:

  • We schedule/reschedule or cancel acupuncture session over the phone.
  • We welcome email inquiries from new patients for treatment-related questions or if you have technical problems making an appointment by phone.
  • Our receptionist is your point of contact and questions regarding our acupuncture practice.

Do you offer same-day appointments?

We strive to provide same-day service as part of our commitment to excellent care, but on rare occasions, we may have to wait a day or two. Please give us a call at 416-722-3393. We also accept all insurance plans and offer direct billing.

Do you accept walk-ins?

Yes, we accept walk-ins for treatments Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We offer a FREE, no-obligation consultation, so please feel free to call and book acupuncture NOW!

Our Location:

Push Pounds Sports Medicine
55 university Avenue Mezzanine Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2H7