Project Description

Acupuncture Services in Hamilton

Acupuncture is a nerve stimulation technique that uses fine needles and sometimes mild electrical stimulation for a therapeutic purpose. Acupuncture can be offered from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach or from a contemporary medical approach. Each style has a different purpose and at Durand Health we have practitioners that are trained in both styles.

Scared of needles? Don’t be! The gauge (size) of an acupuncture needle is so small that you will barely feel them on application. Our practitioners all have a very gentle touch so rest assured your treatment will not only be effective but will also be comfortable. Please inquire about how we can best serve you.

Who provides acupuncture?

At Durand Health acupuncture is offered by our naturopath, Dr. El Sawaf; Spring Shen, Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac) & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R. TCMP); Victor Simani Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and our physiotherapist, Margaret Wilding. Acupuncture services are billed according to each practitioner’s respective discipline. Please check your benefits plan to see how we can best serve you.

Collaborative Care

Our acupuncture providers work collaboratively with the other healthcare practitioners in the clinic including physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, naturopaths, chiropodists, and other specialists in order to best manage your health needs. Please inquire for more information.

Acupuncture Can Help With:


  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders:

  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Pain

  • Common nerve conditions such as impingement, disc herniations, entrapment syndromes

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Muscle strains

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Headache

  • Arthritis

Organ/Systems Disorders:

  • Menstrual Cramps

  • Infertility

  • Sinusitis

  • Nausea

Practitioners Offering Acupuncture

Spring Headshot

Chun Hui (Spring) Shen

Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac) & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R. TCMP)

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Victor Headshot

Victor Simani

Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac) & Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R. TCMP)

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Amani Headshot

Dr. Amani El Sawaf, N.D.

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Margaret Wilding

Margaret Wilding

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