Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment that consists of inserting fine, single-use disposable needles into the body at prescribed points to provide relief from a variety of different issues. Performed by registered physiotherapists certified in its application, modern acupuncture is a scientifically-proven safe and effective treatment for a diverse range of ailments.
What Does it Feel Like?
Each person will experience the treatment differently. However, most report feeling some or all of the following sensations: tingling, heat or cold, heaviness, giddiness, and deep relaxation.
What Conditions Can be Treated by Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of circulatory, endocrine, neurological, and musculoskeletal issues. According to the World Health Organization, these include but are not limited to:
- Musculoskeletal – e.g. frozen shoulder, low back pain, arthritis, tennis elbow
- Women’s health – e.g. prental/postnatal care, menopause, PMS
- Neurological disorders – e.g. headache and migraine, sciatica, Meniere’s disease, paresis following stroke
If you have any specific questions about whether or not acupuncture can help you, please do not hesitate to ask one of our knowledgeable practitioners.
Do I Remain Dressed for the Treatment?
Your unique point prescription will determine how much of your body your physiotherapist needs access to. However, you will remain appropriately covered to your comfort level throughout the treatment. You and your physiotherapist should have open dialogue in this matter.
How do I book an appointment?
Acupuncture services are provided by our specially-trained physiotherapists at our North Burnaby, Metrotown and North Vancouver locations. When booking an appointment, simply specify that you would like to receive acupuncture treatment. Our skilled front desk staff will ensure that you are booked in with the appropriate practitioner at a time that best fits your needs. As a part of your first appointment, you will receive a comprehensive assessment to ensure that the treatment provided is appropriate, safe, and effective. Your physiotherapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best fits your needs and goals. If you have any questions before, during, or after your treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Rates Effective October 11, 2016
|Private||Initial / Subsequent Visit
One-on-One (60 min)