What is Contemporary Medical Acupuncture?

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise peripheral nerve stimulation technique, in which fine solid needles (acupuncture needles) are inserted into specific areas, and stimulated manually or with electricity for therapeutic purpose.

What is Electro-Acupuncture?

Electroacupuncture uses the same principles and pressure points as the traditional needling method, but it adds a microcurrent to the needle. The practitioner adjust the frequency of the current that flows through the wire to the body. The best way to describe it is like someone is tapping the needle. Electroacupuncture enhances the function of that specific point and activates different types of regeneration in the body.

Does it hurt?

Generally no, acupuncture is not meant to be painful, a lot of people find it relaxing and some even fall asleep during treatments. You may feel a dull ache, a feeling of heat or cold or tingling sensation at needle locations, if anything is uncomfortable make sure to let your practitioner know so they can adjust or remove the needle.

How many treatments are required?

It depends on the condition and how long it’s been going on. Typically acute conditions may only require 2 or 3 treatments. While chronic conditions may need treatments spread out over weeks or months.
When you come for your first appointment we will discuss a specific treatment plan for you.

Is Acupuncture covered under my personal insurance plan?

Acupuncture is provided by our Chiropractor and therefore covered under most extended health care plans.

Call 902.492.2102 or email for more information.  An amazing team of health care professionals at Maritime Chiropractic & Wellness are waiting to provide you with the most innovative health care services Halifax has to offer.