Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its respective modalities of acupuncture, cupping, tuina massage and gua sha have been practiced for over 2200 years. 

Coupled with applied herbal remedies, proper diet and exercise, acupuncture is used to complement modern medicine as a natural alternative for pain relief and to help manage stress. It works by bringing balance to the body’s natural cycles and resetting that which has fallen out of sync. When people live in harmony with their natural rhythms, they will notice an improvement in their quality of sleep, better appetite and digestion as well as more energy, focus and concentration. 

TCM uses tongue and pulse diagnosis in addition to a thorough western intake, to resolve the current condition while supporting the entire system to prevent future further injury, impaired function or infection. 

What conditions can it help to support?

In addition to resolving pain, relieving stress and helping to rehabilitate acute and chronic injuries, here’s a list of lesser known conditions that acupuncture has been used to treat:

  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders 
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • High Blood Pressure 
  • Hay fever and Allergies 
  • Dizziness and Tinnitus
  • Fatigue and Exhaustion 
  • Anxiety PTSD and ADD
  • Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
  • Anorexia and Eating Disorders 
  • Weak Immunity and Frequent Colds
  • IBS Crohns and Constipation
  • Addiction and Chronic Pain

What can I expect from my first session?

Make sure you’ve eaten something before your appointment and write down any questions you may have ahead of time. Your acupuncturist will discuss your condition and medical history, and explain what you can expect before you begin. The experience is meant to be totally painless, very relaxing and most people find offers immediate relief and well-being.

The frequency of your follow-up sessions will depend on the severity of your condition and will vary anywhere from twice a week to once a month. Your acupuncturist will ask you if you have a desired outcome and together you will create a course of treatment if needed. 

How can I get started?

Acupuncture is covered by most extended medical benefits, WorkSafe BC and ICBC claims, and you may qualify for partial supplementary benefits through MSP. Feel free to call Reception with any questions you may have, or to request a call back from our acupuncturist. 

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