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The difference between traditional acupuncture and Medical Acupuncture is that traditional

Chinese acupuncture aims to restore the natural flow of Qi, which is the body's energy flow. On

the other hand, medical acupuncture, also known as Western medical acupuncture (WMA),

is based on anatomy and physiology and mainly focuses on relieving pain and muscle tension.



Western medical acupuncture (WMA) is primarily used for relieving musculoskeletal pain,

particularly in the shoulders, neck, and back.

It is additionally effective on:

● increasing blood flow

● postoperative pain

● migraine headaches

● anxiety and depression

● inflammatory conditions

● as well as nausea

Our physiotherapists will complete an initial assessment and, based on the findings, will insert

very thin sterile needles at a certain point on the body.

The needles stay in place for approximately 20-30 minutes and maybe gently manipulated.


Do extended health benefits cover acupuncture?

Acupuncture treatment from our Physiotherapy team qualifies for coverage in your extended

health benefit plan.


Most insurance plans cover VECTOR Acupuncture.

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