1. What does Acupuncture treat?
By treating ailments at their root cause, Acupuncture can treat or manage almost any condition that is non-emergent.

Digestion 

Good Digestion is the foundation of health. Acupuncture has been shown to be highly effective in treating a range of conditions, from acid reflux and bloating to constipation and diarrhea. One of the primary benefits of acupuncture for digestion is its ability to reduce inflammation in the gut. This can be particularly helpful for individuals who suffer from conditions like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, which are characterized by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. If you're struggling with digestive issues, acupuncture may be an effective treatment option to consider.

Fatigue & Stress

Are you feeling constantly tired and stressed out? Acupuncture may be just what you need to restore balance and vitality to your life. Acupuncture's effectiveness for fatigue and stress is its ability to promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. By stimulating the production of endorphins, which are the body's natural "feel-good" chemicals, acupuncture can help to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression and promote a greater sense of calm and well-being.

Anxiety & Depression 

The processes of acupuncture & traditional Chinese Medicine involve balancing the energy systems of the body, which can have a direct effect on the balance of our emotions.  By promoting the healthy flow of energy, acupuncture can help to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, including feelings of sadness, worry, and panic.

Immunity 

Research has shown that acupuncture can be particularly effective in treating immune-related disorders, including allergies, asthma, and autoimmune conditions. By stimulating the production of white blood cells and other immune cells, acupuncture can help to improve the body's ability to fight off infection and disease.

Menstrual & Hormonal Health 

If you're looking for a safe, natural, and effective way to regulate your hormones and improve your menstrual health, acupuncture may be just what you need. Acupuncture supports the body for hormonal imbalances, acne, PMS, period cramping, hot flashes, fertility issues, PCOS, edometriosis and many other issues. 

Pain & Injury

By stimulating the body's natural pain-relieving mechanisms, acupuncture can help to reduce pain levels and improve overall quality of life. It's been proven effective in treating chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and arthritis. 

In addition to its pain-relieving benefits, acupuncture can also help to speed up the healing process for acute injuries. By improving blood flow to injured tissues and promoting the production of collagen, acupuncture can help to promote tissue regeneration and reduce the risk of scar tissue formation.

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2. What to expect at your first acupuncture appointment

Your first appointment is 75 minutes and includes assessment and treatment. This gives us plenty of time to go over your history together verbally and do any musculoskeletal assessments that may be needed prior to your treatment. Some questions on the intake form may seem completely unrelated to your main concern, but make sure to fill it out as thoroughly as possible. Traditional Chinese Medicine views the mind and body as interconnected, so we often make associations between symptoms that would not typically be discussed at a Doctor’s office.

 

3. What to expect after your acupuncture appointment

After your acupuncture appointment, you may feel tired and spaced out. This occurs because acupuncture has been shown to initiate your body’s rest and digest state as well as release natural opiates. The combination of these two are pure bliss. If you’ve had cupping done or a musculoskeletal ailment treated, it is normal to feel slightly sore around the treatment site.

4. How many acupuncture treatments do I need?

It varies from person to person, but after your initial appointment your acupuncturist will come up with a treatment plan for you. If it is an acute problem, we can typically resolve symptoms within 1-5 appointments. If the issue has been long standing and chronic, it may take many appointments to resolve. Our top priority is getting you feeling your best as soon as possible and without spending a fortune.

5. Extended Benefits & Direct Billing

Most extended benefits plans cover up to $500 a year each for acupuncture, massage and counselling services. Be sure to check in with your specific plan prior to booking your appointment as different benefit plans may vary.

We are now offering direct billing - please bring your extended benefits card with you to your first appointment, or fill out the relevant information in your initial intake form.

6. Cost of Treatments

Acupuncture

Initial Appointment 55 minutes $120

Subsequent 55 minutes $105

Subsequent 40 minutes $80

Cupping 25 minutes $55

 

Registered Massage Therapy

Initial Appointment 75 minutes $130 + GST

Subsequent 60 minutes $120 + GST

 

Counselling

Initial Appointment 60 minutes $120 + GST

Subsequent 60 minutes $120 + GST

Subsequent 90 minutes $160 + GST

7. Cancellation Policy

We require 24 hours notice of any cancellations. If you cancel within 24 hour of your appointment time, you will be charged 100% of the appointment time unless we can fill the space with patients on our waitlist, so the sooner you call and let us know, the better!

8. ICBC Claims + Coverage
We are currently only accepting ICBC claims for Acupuncture and Registered Massage Therapy

ICBC covers 12 appointments from the first 12 weeks of your accident date, no questions asked. If you are still suffering from symptoms due to the accident past the 12 week treatment period, we are happy to submit a treatment extension request for you. See the fee schedule below for what you have to pay out of pocket for each treatment and what ICBC covers.

Registered Massage Therapy                                                                                          

Initial 60 minute Appointment: ICBC Covers $120 + GST                                                

Patient fee is $10.00 + GST                                                                                                                

Subsequent 45 minute Appointment: ICBC covers $90 + GST                                      

Patient fee is $5.00 + GST                                                                                                         

Registered Acupuncture

Initial 55 minute Appointment: ICBC Covers $118 

Patient Fee is $2.00

Subsequent 45 minute Appointment: ICBC covers $100

Patient Fee is $5.00