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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Antonella Turchiaro, R.Tcmp, R.Ac,


Practiced for over 3000 years in China and other Asian countries, the benefit of acupuncture treatment is now clearly recognized and well documented in Western medical journals and in medical institutions across Canada.

Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. This therapy involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body, known as acupoints, and is an effective therapy for acute and chronic conditions. Insertion of the needles causes local tissue changes as well as multi-system responses by stimulating the body to produce pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins.

Benefits of Acupuncture may include:

    • Speed up healing and recovery time
    • Decrease or eliminate pain
    • Boost the immune system
    • Decrease tension associated with pain and/or stress
    • Promote relaxation

Acupuncture can be used to treat the following musculoskeletal conditions:

    • Headaches
    • Low back pain
    • Neck and/or Shoulder pain
    • Rotator cuff injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Radicular/nerve pain from ‘sciatica’
    • Hip pain
    • Wrist and Ankle Sprains
    • Plantar fasciitis


Antonella Turchiaro, R.Tcmp, R.Ac,

Antonella Turchiaro is a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

Inspired by her own life altering event and with the success of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatments, she became fascinated and passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine and alternative medicine in general.

After completing a degree program at York University, she further pursued her education in TCM.

In 2003 she graduated from the prestigious program at the TSTCM with a Doctorate Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also certified in clean needle technique, through the council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

She ran her own successful clinic for 12 years and is happy to be part of the Wellmedica Team.

She brings a breadth of experience, knowledge and expertise to Wellmedica. Her background includes mentoring, training, lecturer and seminar teacher.
She is fluent in English and Italian, and has working knowledge of Spanish.

She is looking forward to becoming involved in research studies and completing her first book regarding Women’s health and Chinese Medicine.

Antonella continues to deliver and dedicate her services in creating vitality, health and balance in the lives of others.