The number of treatments you’ll need varies depending on the condition and treatment method. Acute problems can be resolved in as little as one or two treatments whereas chronic conditions may need a course of four or more treatments to resolve the issue.
Our goal is to get you feeling better in as little time as possible!
Most extended health benefits offer great coverage for acupuncture and massage therapy (RMT) treatments. (Biopuncture and cupping tend to fall under the umbrella of acupuncture.)
In some cases, food sensitivity testing can be covered for those with extended benefits that include acupuncture or nutritionist services. If performed by a Registered Acupuncturist, live blood analysis may be covered under acupuncture.
Sound bath healing is generally not covered by health insurance.
It’s best to contact your insurance provider for the exact details of your coverage as everyone’s plans are different.
Yes! We actually encourage you to try other practitioners. That way, you can find the best practitioners for you, depending on your condition and individual preferences, and if one is unavailable, you’ll have other practitioners you can see if you don’t want to wait for treatment.
At Acupoint we all work together as a team, and our primary goal is that you feel better.
We’ve included preparation tips on each of our treatment pages, but generally, you’ll want to make sure you are hydrated, and have a light meal or snack before your session. We also advise that you avoid large amounts of caffeine. Additionally, having an open mind will help you get the best possible results from your treatment.
It’s okay to be nervous. Let us know how you’re feeling, and your practitioner will ensure she or he takes extra care to make you feel comfortable. In our many years of practice, we’ve had plenty of experience calming nerves, and we’re confident in providing a relaxing experience for each of our guests.
Generally, acupuncture should not cause pain. Most people find acupuncture to be calming and relaxing - even if you have a fear of needles! Sometimes during treatment you might feel a momentary sensation of heaviness or tensing in the area - like a light pinch. Or you may feel a tingling similar to what you’d experience after hitting your funny bone .
If you do feel discomfort, make sure you let your practitioner know so that they can adjust the treatment. Everybody is different, and your body is different each time you come in - we want your treatment to be an enjoyable and relaxing experience!
Acupuncture is probably best known to treat pain; however, it’s also very effective in treating
gastrointestinal disorders, anxiety, insomnia, infertility, PMS, menopause, migraine
headaches, and much more. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. We are here to help.
Acupuncturists and Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine may draw from a few
different modalities to complement your acupuncture treatment, such as cupping, gua sha, myofascial stretching, acupressure, food therapy counselling, and lifestyle counselling. Every
practitioner has their own style and each treatment is tailored to your individual needs.
No, you do not have to have cupping during an acupuncture treatment. Practitioners
that choose to use cupping during your treatment are doing so to enhance the
acupuncture treatment, and will always ask for your consent.
Cupping does not take away from your treatment; some practitioners feel that cupping helps to round out a treatment as acupuncture can access a deeper level of the body while the cupping works more the superficial muscle layers to help boost your lymphatic and immune function.
Positive side effects of acupuncture can be a relief of symptoms, improved sleep, improved
energy, a sense of well being and relaxation, improved mood, and improved immune
Negative side effects are rare but can occur. These include bruising at the site of needle insertion, soreness at the site of needle insertion, and a worsening of symptoms before they improve. If this happens, please contact us right away so that we can advise you on what to do. Usually a follow up treatment quickly resolves these issues!
Sound bath healing is suitable for people of all ages, from young children to the elderly, but is especially beneficial for those who have difficulty relaxing.
Sound therapy is also helpful in treating individuals with ailments or conditions such as chronic pain or illness, cancer, fertility issues, stress-related illnesses, insomnia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), tinnitus, IBS, mild depression, anxiety, and arthritis.