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1. How Can You Help Me?
We can help you release your physical and emotional troubles by focusing on the use of acupuncture, massage (tui-na), cupping, ear acupuncture, electrical acupuncture, trigger point, moxibustion, etc. For some people who fear acupuncture needles, we may use acupressure, intramuscular stimulation technique, cupping, etc., for instant pain relief treatment. Connect with us for treatment in Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford.
2. Acupuncture – Is It Painful?
Not really. The acupuncture needle is not the same as the one used in hospitals to take blood samples or for infusion. Acupuncture needles are very thin, sterile, non-hollow and single-use. It is sterilized, and many of our patients feel nothing or slight tingling.
3. But… I Still Fear the Needle.
We completely understand your feeling. To fear a needle is not your fault. Some people fear sharp materials naturally, such as needles, knives, and pins. In this case, we offer needle-free acupuncture treatment. The treatment utilizes traditional acupuncture points but with innovative modern technology. Our Registered Acupuncturist is highly trained in this field, and you will soon realize that acupuncture does not have to be painful.
4. How Often Do I Need Acupuncture Treatment?
It depends on the kind of disease and its severity. Typically, the first week's treatment would be a little more intensive, so 2-3 visits per week are highly recommended for the first two weeks for the best healing results. Then, the treatment frequency can go down to 1-2 visits per week with longer intervals thereafter.
5. How Many Sessions Do We Need to See If Acupuncture Works or Not?
Depending on the severity and duration of the disease, every individual experiences differently. However, most of our clients receive instant pain relief on the first treatment. If not on the first day, the patients usually feel great relief from pain by the third treatment.
7. How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture stimulates the acupuncture point on the body to balance or adjust the body's function. The functional balancing or adjusting is done and completed by the body mechanism, not by the acupuncture needle itself. It stimulates the body's functional maintenance mechanism by using needles, just as massage and reflexology do the same by using the practitioner's finger.
To summarize its treatment mechanisms with Western bio-chemistry terminology,
Acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins
Acupuncture affects the release of neurotransmitters, which are the substances that transmit nerve impulses to your brain
Acupuncture influences the autonomic nervous system
Acupuncture stimulates circulation
8. Is Acupuncture Covered Under British Columbia Health Insurance?
Acupuncture treatment has just been included as a supplementary benefit for Medical Service Plan (MSP) premium assistance recipients with a combined family income of $28,000 or below. It may also be covered under your extended health coverage plan, including ICBC, WCB and Veteran's Insurance.
Most people have acupuncture covered under their health insurance plan with other insurance companies, such as Blue Cross, Sunlife, Great-West Life, etc. You need to check with your human resource department or ask your manager which insurance company your current company is associated with. Depending on the insurance plans, you may be covered for $500 or $1200 per year for acupuncture treatment. Take the benefit to solve your health problem rather than wait for treatment later. It may take more effort to solve your problem later, and you have to suffer from it for too long time. Your insurance company should be happier that you could solve your health problem earlier with fewer costs than cost them later if you indeed have a health problem and eventually need acupuncture treatment. We know that many people waste their benefits every year.
9. Do You Need a Doctor’s Referral to Have Acupuncture?
No, we don’t need any referrals. You simply pick up the phone to make an appointment and come to have the acupuncture treatment.
10. How Long Does It Take for Each Acupuncture Treatment?
It depends on your condition and is specific to disorders. The initial treatment may take a little bit longer since we need time for consultation. Typically it ranges between 15 and 35 minutes.
It is important that we are notified at least 24 hours in advance of any need to change a scheduled appointment. The patient will be charged the full fee for the appointment if we are not notified about changes in advance.