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What can acupuncturists treat?

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can effectively treat:

Addiction Anxiety Arthritis Asthma Bronchitis Carpal tunnel syndrome Chronic fatigue Colitis Common cold Constipation Dental pain Depression Diarrhea Digestive Continue reading

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How are acupuncturists licensed in BC Canada?

In British Columbia, Canada, a person must be registered with the College in order to practice traditional Chinese medicine and use the following reserved titles:

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM) A registrant authorized to practise acupuncture, and prescribe, compound or dispense Chinese herbal medicine. This registrant has met training/examination requirements at a higher level than registrants with the other Continue reading

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How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once, and then discarded. In British Columbia, all registered Chinese Medicine practitioners under CTCMA are all covered by mandatory malpractice insurance.

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How should I prepare?

Write down and bring any questions you have. We are here to help you. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points. Do not eat large meals just before or after
your visit. Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to six hours after the visit. Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and Continue reading

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Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

Insurance coverage may be included in your extended care plan. Contact your insurance provider to learn what kind of care is covered. Here are a few questions to ask:

Will my plan cover acupuncture? How many visits per calendar year? Do I need a referral? Do I have a co-pay? Do I have a deductible? If yes, has it been Continue reading

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