Who is acupuncture for?

Acupuncture has the potential to be of great benefit to just about anyone, young or old, male or female. Among its many benefits, acupuncture can be used to address:


·Stress & Nervous System Disorders

·Digestive Wellness

·Women's Health

·Fertility & Preconception Planning

·Pain Management

·Cravings & Addiction

·Weight Optimization

·Healthy Aging/Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

·Overall Health Promotion

Is acupuncture painful?

Most people find acupuncture to be a very comfortable experience. It's not uncommon to feel a tiny pinch when the needles go in, but acupuncture is not designed to be painful. While some clients will maintain an awareness (which is very different from pain) of some of the needles throughout their treatment, many people don't even notice the needles going in, or stop feeling them after the initial insertion.


I am not a fan of pain. As such, I strive to do everything possible to ensure that all of my clients experience acupuncture in the most comfortable, relaxing way possible. I have some clients who feel so relaxed during treatment that they fall asleep within minutes of their needles going in.

What can I expect from an acupuncture treatment?

During your Initial Consultation, we will go over your chief complaints, medical history, and treatment goals. Based on the information collected, we will develop a comprehensive treatment plan geared towards helping you feel your best. Unless you prefer otherwise, your first appointment includes acupuncture. Diet and lifestyle advice, as well as supplement tips, will be offered as desired and required. With your permission, subsequent treatments might also incorporate tuina (i.e. Chinese medical massage), cupping, ear seeds, essential oils, therapeutic ointments, acupressure magnets, and reflexology-style foot massage.

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is a holistic treatment that offers a safe, natural, and pain free way to help renew the health and vitality of the face and neck without the need for painful and invasive procedures.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can:

·Improve muscle tone

·Increase collagen production

·Reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes

·Tighten the jawline

·Help eliminate fine lines and larger wrinkles

·Help lift drooping eyelids

·Promote a more youthful appearance

·Optimize overall health

Article: Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

Many insurance plans offer coverage for acupuncture treatment. When in doubt, I recommend that you contact your insurance company directly in order to determine if your plan covers acupuncture, as well as ascertain any limits to the number of treatments its covers. It might be important to inform your insurance company that I am a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Some insurance providers also like to know that I was trained in Canada.

Why don't you list testimonials and/or client reviews?

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO), the primary College regulating the practice of Acupuncture and TCM in Ontario, does not permit members to share testimonials and/or reviews. I LOVE hearing about client success stories (and appreciate each and every one of the wonderful messages I have received from clients detailing the benefits that they have gained from their treatments :D ),  but I regret that I am not permitted to share them.

Do you have another question?

Please let me know what it is and I will do my best to answer it for you. :-) 

Glebe Health House

164 Second Avenue

Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2H7


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