What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a highly effective form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that promotes the balance and flow of energy through your body’s meridians - (energy pathways). Thin sterile needles are inserted by hand at specific acupuncture points (acupoints) to access the meridians and help restore your health.
How can acupuncture help me?
While acupuncture is most well known for its ability to relieve short and long-term pain, it has many other therapeutic benefits for conditions such as:
What does a typical acupuncture treatment consist of?
Your first treatment will take approximately 60 minutes and will begin with a detailed health assessment of up to 25 minutes. Your Registered Acupuncturist will inquire about your medical history and formulate a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. After your assessment, you will receive your first treatment.
Follow-up visits will consist of a short assessment and an acupuncture treatment. Your Registered Acupuncturist will stimulate specific points on your body by inserting very thin, sterile needles into the skin at various depths to promote and restore the body’s balance of energy. This can take up to 15 minutes. After the needles are inserted, the will stay in place for 15 to 30 minutes.*
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture is not painful. Most clients don’t feel anything, and the ones who do describe the feeling as a tingling sensation or a dull ache. The standard acupuncture needle is between 25mm to 50mm long and 0.25mm wide.
What is the difference between massage, acupuncture and reflexology?
Massage Therapy: is a full body treatment that helps ease the pain related to muscle tension, injury, recovery, stress relief or the need for relaxation. Common massage treatments include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Sport and Trigger Point.
Acupuncture: involves the placement of thin needles that are hand-inserted into specific acupoints to access your body’s meridians to help relieve pain and improve your overall well-being.
Reflexology: involves applying pressure to specific reflex zones in the feet or hands to help energize the body, relieve tension, and promote relaxation.
Does my insurance provider cover acupuncture treatments?
Acupuncture is a recognized health care treatment covered by most extended plans. Please check with your insurance provider before your appointment to see if the treatment is covered.