Frequently Asked Questions - Acupuncture

Who Can Benefit?

TCM Acupuncture can benefit anyone seeking to enhance their overall health and wellness. Our clinic treats pediatric through to geriatric clientele.

 

What Can You Expect?

Your first visit will involve an assessment by the TCM practitioner, including a detailed medical history, objective testing (e.g. range of motion, reflex testing, visual/verbal analogue scales, pulse diagnosis). We will recommend a TCM Acupuncture treatment plan suited to your specific needs.

 

Is Acupuncture Treatment Painful?

Acupuncture is described in Chinese as bu tong, which means painless. Mild sensations such as tingling and pulsating may be experienced by some patients.

 

Are the Needles Sterile?

Our clinic uses only premium quality, individually sterilized, disposable needles to eliminate all risks associated with the transmission of blood-borne ailments.

 

What Other Modalities are Offered?

The efficacy of TCM Acupuncture treatments may be increased through a variety of techniques, including electro-stimulation (e.g. TENS), heat therapy and herbal prescription. Our clinic works in collaboration with specialists, physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists and registered massage therapists. We aim to partner with you and your health care team in facilitating your optimal well-being.

 

Is Your Treatment Fee Covered?

Extended health benefit plans offer varied acupuncture coverage. Approved motor vehicle accident claim coverage may also be available.

 

What is Happening With the Regulation of Acupuncture in Canada?

Acupuncture regulation varies worldwide, and while Canada has recognized the significance of regulatory policy, notable variances remain throughout the provinces. Acupuncture education and training can range from a weekend course to advanced 4-year graduate level programs.