572 Bloor St. Suite 201B Toronto, ON
Gladstone Acupuncture is a private practice founded by Julianne Gladstone in 2012, nestled in the heart of the Annex and serving surrounding neighbourhoods in Downtown Toronto, and the GTA. Whether you are looking to relieve a chronic health problem, acute injury, stress relief or preventative medicine Julianne offers attentive and personalized care. Treatments may combine Traditional Chinese Medicine & Five Elements Acupuncture, Tu- ina Massage, Reiki energy work, essential oils, flower remedies, nutritional and lifestyle counselling and incorporate relaxation techniques such as meditation, breath work, stretches and yoga. Each treatment is custom tailored to your needs and specific constitution.
About Julianne Gladstone R.Ac, CYT, BFA
Julianne is a Registered Acupuncturist with CTCMPAO, an experienced yoga teacher and a professional visual artist, Julianne has a diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the S.S.C Acupuncture Institute. Currently working with mentors Lorie Dechar M.Ac author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing and Benjamin Fox. Julie incorporates elements of Alchemical Healing and Five Elements Acupuncture into her practice and also uses essential oils, Flower remedies, reiki, yogic wisdom and nutritional and lifestyle counselling. Julianne is known for her therapeutic and seasonal approach that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine with yoga and mindfulness meditation practices. Julie has been practicing and teaching yoga since 2001.
Acupuncture is a practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medical system that has been thriving for over 2500 years and can help manage and even resolve many common modern ailments. It is an excellent alternative and in some cases compliment to many Western Medical practices.
- Is acupuncture painful? Acupuncture is not painful, but can create a tingling or heavy sensations in the body. Usually 6- 12 needles are inserted during one treatment and are retained for approximately 45minutes. During a treatment, many people feel relaxed and often doze off.
- What are the effects of Acupuncture? Everyone experiences the effects of Acupuncture differently. Many people experience a floating feeling, a feeling of spaciness or lightness after a treatment. You may feel invigorated or very tired. Sometimes you may feel the results of the treatment immediately, or sometimes the next day. With chronic conditions, there may be a temporary resurgence of symptoms as areas of stagnation are released, these should subside quickly.
- How many treatments will I need? Many people feel relief after just one session, however to see long term lasting results, a series of 6-12 treatments in close succession is generally recommended. In some cases occasional monthly appointments are recommended for long term maintenance.