Frequently Asked Question's

What is the cost for treatment?

Acupuncture
Treatments vary from 50 min to 75 mins)  $75.00
Massage
60 min  90.00
75 min 105.00
90 min 125.00

Will insurance cover my treatments?

If you have extended health coverage you may have part or all of your treatment paid for by your insurance company.

Can the clinic direct bill my insurance company?

We are able to direct bill from the following insurance companies:

  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Johnson
  • Standard Life
  • Johnston Group
  • Sunlife Financial
  • Great West Life
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Manulife
  • Green Shields
  • Cooperators
  • Medavie Blue Cross (RCMP & Veteran's Affairs)

*Please bring your insurance card with you if you'd like us to direct bill.
**Some insurance companies require a M.D referral/prescription for treatments. Please check with your insurance company if you need one.

How should I prepare for my initial visit?

Please arrive a few minutes early in order to fill out some forms.

What to expect at my initial visit?

Your practitioner will ask you questions regarding your health history and your current health concerns. From there you and your practitioner will discuss what the best course of treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

Treatment frequency depends on a variety of factors:  the severity and duration of the problem . Your practitioner may suggest one or two treatments per week, or monthly visits for maintaining your health.

For years I took drug store remedies for my seasonal allergies and now they don’t work anymore. Now with Shauna’s acupuncture and herbal remedies they are completely under control. I couldn’t get through Spring or Fall without her, thanks Shauna!
— Alex

Can children receive Acupuncture & Massage Therapy?

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Yes! Both Acupuncture & Massage Therapy can benefit children. If your child has a fear of needles then your acupuncturist will use acupressure instead of needles.

Is Acupuncture & Massage Therapy safe in Pregnancy?

Yes! Both Acupuncture & Massage Therapy are safe in pregnancy. Many pregnancy related conditions can be relieved with the help of Acupuncture & Massage Therapy.

Is Acupuncture painful? 

Acupuncture uses very fine needles and generally isn't painful. You may feel an electric sensation or a feeling of muscle contraction. This is all normal and if at any time during the treatment you experience pain that doesn't subside you should let your practitioner know so they can remove or adjust the needles. Your comfort is very important!

How are Acupuncturists trained? 

Acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine Practitioners in BC undertake three to five years of extensive and comprehensive graduate training. All acupuncturists must pass a provincial exams and meet strict guidelines to practice in British Columbia. As well as carry on continuous education on a yearly basis.

How are RMT’s educated?
 

BC Registered massage therapists graduate from a rigorous 2200 hour program that includes science, practical and professional components.  Each RMT must pass a board exam and continue their education to maintain registration with the college of massage therapists of British Columbia.