Frequently Asked Questions
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing modalities used to treat various physical, mental and emotional conditions. Acupuncture practitioners use thin, sterile needles inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to initiate healing and promote health.
Acupuncture treats a number of issues including;
- Abdominal pain, Addiction control, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma
- Back/neck pain, Blood pressure, Bronchitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic fatigue, Common cold, Constipation
- Depression, Diarrhea, Disc Herniation
- Epicondylitis and Elbow Pain
- Fibromyalgia, Foot Pain, Frozen Shoulder
- GERD, Golfer’s Elbow, Groin or Pelvis Pain
- Headaches, Heel Spur, Hip Pain, Hyperacidity
- IBS, Immunity, Indigestion, Infertility, Insomnia
- Joint Degeneration, Joint Instability, Joint Pain
- Knee Injury/Pain, Knee Meniscal Tears
- Menopause, Migraines, Muscle cramping/pain/weakness
- Neurosis, Numbness
- Parkinson’s disease, Plantar Fasciitis, Poor vision, Postoperative pain, PMS
- Sciatica, Sinusitis, Stress, Stroke
- Tendonitis, Tinnitis, TMJ, Tonsillitis, Toothache
- Whiplash, Wrist Pain
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions about a condition not listed above.
Acupuncture needles are very thin, about the width of two hairs. There are certain sensations associated with acupuncture which may include heaviness, tingling, slight cramping or electric, traveling sensations. If any discomfort is experienced, it is usually mild and temporary. Most people are deeply relaxed and even fall asleep once all points are placed.
In general, the body responds more quickly to frequent acupuncture treatments. Once your condition is stabilized, you won’t need to come in as frequently. When you come in for your first treatment, we will discuss a specific treatment plan for you.
Be sure to eat a light meal before arriving – don’t arrive on an empty stomach. Try to avoid caffeine or pain medication several hours before you come. Please bring a list of any medications or supplements you are currently taking.
It is also advised that you do not schedule any over-exerting physical activities after the treatment, since the acupuncture effects will continue even after removal of the needles.
Please see our pricing page. We also offer discounted rates for students, and people with disabilities and/or low income assistance.
Absolutely! Acupuncture is a great option for many pregnancy-related concerns such as nausea, low back pain, sciatica, headaches, insomnia or mood swings. Registered acupuncturists know which points to use throughout your pregnancy to enhance your health and keep both mother and fetus safe.
Although acupuncture is beneficial overall and has many positive side effects, there are a few physical and emotional responses to be aware of that can occasionally occur after a treatment. While most of these side effects are often seen as favourable, for some clients they might be overwhelming or surprising. For a full list of side effects please see, side effects of acupuncture you should know about.
We accept credit card, debit, and cash.
Extended health benefits vary from plan to plan. Coverage for acupuncture is typically between 70-100%. Please check your benefits booklet or contact your insurance provider for the specifics of your plan. Please note, we do not bill insurance companies. You will be asked to pay us directly at the time of treatment and then follow up with your insurance company for reimbursement.