Frequently Asked Questions
Is Acupuncture covered by extended Health or MSP?
Yes, most extended health plans cover acupuncture by a registered acupuncturist. MSP does cover acupuncture (but is dependent on your personal MSP plan).
Does it hurt?
No. However, it can sometimes be uncomfortable for those with sensitivities. It is typical to feel an ache or a ‘zing’ or itchiness at the insertion point. Your acupuncturist will work with you to ensure you are comfortable while receiving treatment.
Is it safe?
Yes. Acupuncture is safe when performed by a trained practitioner. It is a safe and non-invasive healing modality.
Do you re-use needles?
No. Each needle is a single use, sterilized needle that is disposed of immediately after use.
How big are the needles?
The needles are generally as thick as a hair. However, they can also vary in length and thickness depending on the area of the body being treated.