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Acupuncture is a crucial component of Chinese Medicine. The body is a complex system of channels that distribute Qi or Life Force. If there is an obstruction or imbalance in the body, health issues show up. Acupuncture works to clear the blockage and balance the body.

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What can TCM and acupuncture treat?

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Dental pain
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Induction of labour
  • Correction of Malposition of Fetus (Breech presentation)
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Allergic rhinitis, including Hay Fever
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Acute and Chronic Gastritis

Are The Needles Safe?

Absolutely. The needles are made of stainless steel, pre-sterilized and disposed of after each session.

Do The Needles Hurt?

The most common question we get asked about acupuncture since many people associate needles with pain. The needles used in acupuncture are small and ultra-thin. They are similar in size to a strand of hair. 

You will then usually feel a sensation that can vary from tingling to heaviness, to warmth, or even nothing at all. Each person’s experience is different. Should you experience any pain or discomfort, inform your practitioner, and they will adjust the needles. All needles are sterilized and disposable.

Will My Extended Healthcare Cover Acupuncture Services?

The majority of extended health care providers cover Acupuncture treatments. However, all policies are different, and we recommend you contact your provider to confirm what services are available to you. We can direct bill for Acupuncture services with most insurance providers. Contact our team to see if we can set up direct billing for you. Patients are always responsible for payment of the full treatment cost if their insurance is declined, maxed out, or terminated.

Book in with Dr. Alanna (Lani) Pickering – Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist here