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!
Manual Osteopathy can treat many types of body pain or discomfort as a result of injuries related to sports, work, or posture. Your osteopathic practitioner will focus on overall alignment, function, and interdependence of joints, muscles and other soft tissues, spine, bones, nerves and organs while assessing and treating your body from head to toe to restore optimal function.
If you have healthy skin generally we usually recommend getting a treatment every 2-4 weeks for general anti-aging and to maintain healthy and vibrant skin. If there is area you would like to target like firming up the chin or nasolabial folds then we would recommend a series of 8-12 treatments spaced one week apart. This process should be repeated once a year.
This is a massage treatment that is devoted entirely to your face. Most of the treatment uses massage techniques to lift, tone, and relax facial muscles. A portion of the treatment involves intraoral (inside the mouth) massage. While wearing gloves your practitioner will stretch any compressed areas in the jaw from clenching and massage away any tense areas caused by stress.
Not only does the buccal massage help with the posture of the facial muscles it also feels incredibly relaxing. Most people don’t realize they have muscle tension where they have it. There is so much tension stored in our facial muscles that most people leave our sessions feeling lighter, happier, and more calm.
The Buccal Face Massage at Acupoint Wellness are performed by registered acupuncturists and registered massage therapists. Although the experience can be spa-like we are not aestheticians. We do not incorporate LED lights or apply a facial mask during the session. Even though our emphasis is more on the manual manipulation and release of the facial muscles we do use high quality, non-irritating skin products to nourish and moisturize the skin.
We have a few treatment options for TMJ relief:
1. Acupuncture for TMJ (highly recommended)
2. Cosmetic Acupuncture and
3. Buccal Facial Massage.
The Acupuncture for TMJ is an acupuncture treatment that targets tight areas around the jaw, neck, and shoulders followed by intraoral (inside the mouth) massage.
The cosmetic acupuncture treatment is acupuncture on the face with its focus on maintaining youthful skin health but can be modified to put more emphasis TMJ disorder. This treatment is followed by a facial massage.
The third option would be a Buccal Massage. This is a 50 minute massage devoted to the head and face that includes intraoral massage to target head tension and jaw pain.