The possible benefits of acupuncture are:

  • There are very few side effects
  • It is a very effective combination treatment
  • It is effective in controlling some types of pain
  • It may be considered for patients who do not respond to pain medications
  • It is a useful alternative for patients who do not want to take pain medications.



How will my Insurance claim be submitted?

Seeing that a Registered Massage Therapist  only gives acupuncture after they perform a neuro-functional assessment it is always billed as Massage Therapy. 

​​I know Acupuncture involves needles. Does it hurt?

Generally speaking, Acupuncture should not be painful. You may feel a dull ache, perhaps a feeling of electricity or tingling, a sensation of heat or cold, or it may just feel strange. Sometimes you can feel Qi running up or down the body or a limb.

The acupuncturist may manipulate the needles to achieve better treatment results, and you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness tingling or dull ache. Occasionally you may feel like you’ve been stung by a bee. This should pass almost immediately, and does not have any lasting sensation. If it doesn’t, tell your practitioner right away so she can adjust or remove the needle.

What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture? 

​In Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, your practitioner: Registered Massage Therapist treats you only after they perform a neuro-functional assessment. The Registered Massage Therapist will use acupuncture as a treatment modality along with other therapeutic approaches such as massage.

During the treatment Contemporary Medical Acupuncture practitioner inserts acupuncture needles into anatomically defined neurofunctional sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity for the therapeutic purpose of modulating abnormal activity of the nervous system in pain syndromes and functional problems.

The use of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture can help minimize pain in a wide range of problems, which can include any type of muscle or joint related injury including neck pain, shoulder problems, elbow and wrist pain, arthritis of the hip, knee and low back.