Acupuncture

Mask or face covering required while face-up on treatment table

Our Registered Acupuncturists may perform a variety of technqiues during an appointment such as application of acupuncture needles, tuina massage, guasha, cupping, and electrodes. 

 

While all techniques have roots in traditional Chinese medicine, they are now practiced throughout the world and can be claimed on your extended health coverage. ICBC also recognizes the benefit and we can directly bill ICBC for you if you have an active claim.

Acupuncture appointments at Kinetic Energy are indicated if you

suffer from chronic pain such as headaches, back pain, neck pain,

hand pain, or other muscular pain, migraines, anxiety and stress.

Some people use acupuncture to promote fertility. It is also used to promote digestion, can be used as an aid to quit smoking and as a component of the treatment for other addictions.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is where hair-thin needles are inserted into specific points throughout the body to stimulate healing, decrease muscular tension and promote relaxation. It works by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain-relieving chemicals.  It is also said to influence the autonomic nervous system (which controls bodily functions) and the release of chemicals that regulate blood flow and pressure, reduce inflammation, and calm the brain.

Tuina Massage

This massage technique involves applying deep pressure using fingers, thumbs, and/or palms to specific points on the body, moving in a rhythmic sequence. The finger pads are used to apply pressure, and each point is typically held, rocked and compressed for two to eight seconds. The theory behind tuina massage is to focus on decreasing muscular tension, calming the sympathetic nervous system, stimulating circulation, reducing stress, and reducing muscular pain.

Cupping

Cupping involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. This technique is used to help form new connective tissue and create

new blood vessels in the tissue. The suction decreases connective tissue adhesions and increase circulation to the underlying

muscles. Many athletes gravitate to this technique as it is

proven to promote cell repair.

Guasha

Guasha involves scraping your skin with a smooth-edged instrument to improve your circulation. Short or long strokes are applied to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, and promotes muscular repair. Guasha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, arms and legs

Acupuncture Rates:

Initial Assessment and Treatment: $110 (New clients)

 

Subsequent Treatment: $100
 

ICBC Patients: $10 if you have a valid Claim #

Direct Billing is available for all appointment types

Our Acupuncturist:

Samantha Leung

Kristina Adams