Service Hours

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9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 6pm

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Tel: 902.432.4927

401 Argyle Street 

Summerside PE C1N 1Z3

Insurance Coverage

Our Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Massage treatments are covered by most

extended heath care plans which is provided from your employer. You can claim our services with

most private health insurance companies.  Each plan provides different coverage, we generally do

not require a doctor's referral for coverage to be accepted.
 

We can direct bill our services with the following insurance companies:

Blue Cross,  Sun Life Financial,  Great-West Life,  Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance, Desjardins Insurance,  First Canadian,   Industrial Alliance,  Maximum Benefit,  Johnson Inc.

Manulife,  Cowan,  CNIP,  Johnston Group Inc.

Things Good to Know Before Your First Acupuncture Therapy.

1. Acupuncture treats more than pain.

Acupuncturists find it unfortunate when patients cancel appointments because they are sick. Not only

can acupuncture help treat the common cold and stomach viruses, according to the World Health

Organization, it is helpful for a wide variety of problems including mental and emotional stress,

cancer, skin diseases, neurological disorders, dentistry, infections, childbirth, and gout to name a few.

 

2. Acupuncturists don't reuse needles.

The needles your acupuncturist uses on you have never been used on other patients. This means

there is a virtually no chance you will contract a disease from receiving acupuncture and because

the  needles are made of very thin and flexible surgical grade stainless steel means less pain.

3. Don't go in on an empty stomach.

An important point is that you should have eaten something within a few hours before treatment. It

isn’t necessary to have a full meal, but at least a snack can help your body have enough energy to

maximize the treatment’s potential. Receiving acupuncture on an empty stomach may lead to

lightheadedness, dizziness or even fainting. 

 

4. To receive acupuncture, you may not need to remove

your clothes like you would for a massage.

Acupuncturists may need to access areas under your clothes, but they will properly drape you so that

only small portions of skin are exposed. However, they do recommend wearing loose clothing so that

sleeves can be rolled up above the elbows and pant legs can be pulled up above the knees. 

 

5. You may be asked to show your tongue, have your pulse taken

and have your abdomen pressed. 

Acupuncturists are interested in the state of your internal organs, and using these methods they can

determine the best treatment for you. Also, just like reflexology on the hands and feet, different areas

of the tongue, radial pulse and abdomen correspond to different organ systems of the body. 

 

6. Expect embarrassing questions.

In addition to physical examination, the acupuncturist will question you about various topics regarding

your health and lifestyle. Often, these questions will include asking for detailed descriptions of your

bowel movements, urination, and menstruation for women. The more details you're able to give, the

better their diagnosis, so it's worth paying attention to if you didn't beforehand!

 

7. Acupuncture needles are much thinner than hypodermic needles.

If the thought of needles turns you off, keep in mind that acupuncture needles are about the width of

two to three strands of hair and are actually quite flexible. Often people are surprised how little they

feel both at insertion and after they are in place. In fact, it is not uncommon for clinics to be full of

snoring patients!