Portia V. Santucci, Acupuncturist
My Philosophy of Acupuncture:
Acupuncture can maximize your healing potential and prevent illness at the same time. I work with you to come up with a treatment plan that will not only deal with your health complaint, but will aim to improve your quality of life. Before receiving your first acupuncture session, you will have an initial consultation which provides the baseline of future comparisons, and a foundation for a master plan for wellness. Using theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I will diagnose your pulse and tongue, and analyze your health history to provide you with a TCM diagnosis. It is this TCM diagnosis that will inform which acupuncture points will be selected for your treatment.
Individualized treatments promote healing and well-being for your whole body and mind. Add regular acupuncture treatments to boost your health and performance alongside your exercise, nutrition or other treatment regimen. No matter what your goals, acupuncture can help you get there! Acupuncture is a wonderfully relaxing and effective way to recover from the daily stress of life. Many of my patients end up falling asleep during the treatment, waking up feeling physically energized and emotionally at ease. Most people first seek out acupuncture to deal with pain, but come to realize that the acupuncture treatments are having a wide variety of positive outcomes.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Education & Training:
Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dip. Acupuncture. Cert. Herbal Medicine & Tuina Massage
University of Toronto, B.A. Hons. Anthropology and Environmental Science
Roles at The Healthy Joint:
Tuesdays 8am - 2pm
Thursdays 2pm - 7pm
Appointments & Pricing
Acupressure Tuina Massage