Integrated Bodywork is a Toronto healthcare clinic offering Osteopathy, Massage Therapy, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, and Acupuncture treatments. While acupuncture has been available in Toronto for decades, the acupuncturist at Integrated Bodywork uses a new acupuncture technique. SEIDO Acupuncture brings a new way of thinking to acupuncture, as well as fast-acting results.
This novel treatment is being offered by Kie Ando Aldous R.Ac., an acupuncturist with over a decade of experience. She received her acupuncture training in Japan and has been working as an acupuncturist since 2007. She is now in training for SEIDO acupuncture since 2017, which was developed in Japan by Dr. Makoto Kurihara. The inspiration for SEIDO acupuncture is the Japanese practice of Kappo, which are described as “manual reviving techniques based on ancient martial arts”. Kappo’s effects on the body are immediate and Dr. Kurihara wondered if there was a way to apply acupuncture in a way that would produce immediate results. His work led to the development of SEIDO acupuncture, which was introduced to the world in 2014.
SEIDO acupuncture theory is quite simple, being based on observations of what happens in the body when acupuncture points are used. Because its focus is on immediate effect, patients can often feel muscles release right away during a treatment. Once excessive muscle tension is released, the body can re-establish balance and relax other muscles and body tissues. While SEIDO acupuncture’s immediate effects can be felt in the muscles, the philosophy of SEIDO acupuncture is that once you adjust the musculoskeletal system, your internal organs, nervous system, and mental state will also stabilize.
SEIDO acupuncture’s core focus is to adjust and improve the body’s movement through acupuncture points. It is an effective therapy to use on conditions such as neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, headaches, whiplash, dizziness, runner’s knee, back pain, TMJ. In children, SEIDO acupuncture is also useful for colic, night crying, sleep disorders, low appetites, low energy, and digestive issues.
If you are looking to explore ways to improve your body’s movement or new methods to reduce pain, SEIDO acupuncture could be an effective treatment method for you to consider. You can receive SEIDO acupuncture treatments at Integrated Bodywork, located near Yonge and Eglinton at 20 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 443. For more information, contact Kie Ando Aldous at 416-567-4710, email her [email protected], or learn more online at www.integratedbodywork.ca.