Answers to commonly asked questions about acupuncture and TCM.

What types of pain can acpuncture relieve

Acupuncture is particularly beneficial in treating pain associated with the following conditions: migraines, sciatica, neck and lower back pain, arthritis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as numbness and tingling anywhere in the body. Contact our office for more information.

Are acupuncture services covered by insurance medical plans?

Many insurance plans provide coverage for treatments in our facility and in many cases we are able to bill your provider directly. For further information contact our office.

Is acupuncture painful?

No. Acupuncture does not cause any pain at all. Treatments are administered to relieve pain and induce relaxation. Oakville Acupuncture and TCM ensures that each patient is well informed and comfortable prior to a procedure.

Does relief of pain and other symptoms extend beyond the actual treatment sessions?

The goal of acupuncture is to provide long lasting relief between and beyond treatments.

Can I receive acupuncture if I am already being treated by a physician?

Yes. Many patients who visit Oakville Acupuncture and TCM for relief from various chronic conditions are being treated simultaneously by their own doctors. Our methods are designed to provide relief in conjunction with traditional medicine.

How or why does acupuncture actually work?

Traditional Chinese medicine explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the corresponding extremes of the life force known as chi which is said to flow through particular points in the human body. Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of this life force and when specific points are accessed by an experienced practitioner the energy flow is brought into balance and healing occurs. There are many theories as to why acupuncture produces very successful results in the treatment of many physical and psychological conditions. Whether this relief is achieved as a result of chemical or hormonal changes, shifts in the nervous system, or bio-electricity movement; the fact remains that acupuncture produces very real and definitive results.