What is Acupuncture ?
Our acupuncturist is trained in a variety of eastern methods to strengthen, stimulate and relieve symptoms associated with muscle and joint, digestive, emotional, respiratory and neurological symptoms of disease. Not only is acupuncture virtually painless, it is also relaxing, enjoyable, safe, and effective.
Acupuncture Can Help With…
- Muscle & Joint Pain
- Stress, Anxiety & Depression
- Acid Reflux & Digestive Disorders
- Gynaecological Disorders
- Weight Management
- Smoking Cessation
- Fatigue & Low Energy
Types Of Acupuncture Services Offered
Acupuncture is a 3000 year old practice of inserting sterile, hair-fine needles at specific points in the body to strengthen, stimulate and relieve symptoms of disease
Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body. The ear holds a microsystem of the body, consistent with the brain map discoveries of Canadian neuroscientist Wilder Penfield.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant material called mugwort is directly or indirectly burned on the surface of the skin. The heat created from this herb penetrates deep into tissue and helps to regenerate energy and blood, relax muscles, soothe joint pain, alleviates cold and encourage proper blood circulation
A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction, the suction pulls the skin up into the cup and away from the bone. Cupping works to alleviate pain by increasing the flow of blood and lymph to the area in need. It breaks up tight fascial tissues and helps relax muscles
Tui na is a form of Asian bodywork that goes back thousands of years. This form of massage is governed by Oriental medicine and follows many of the same guidelines as acupuncture
Meet our Bedford Acupuncturist
Sophie Audet, R.Ac.
Sophie was born and raised in Moncton N.B. She discovered her passion for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine while traveling and experiencing how much it helped with her own health issues. She decided immediately that she wanted to dedicate her life towards the betterment of others and their health. Sophie then moved to Victoria, BC where after 3 years she graduated from Pacific Rim College with her Diploma of Acupuncture and subsequently passed her Pan-Canadian Board Exams.
Sophie has experience in treating a wide variety of issues, but is particularly interested in treating pain, injuries, and psycho-emotional disorders. She believes that pain and disease are not simply an inconvenience, but our bodies way to to tell us it needs help. Though medications certainly has its place, silencing your discomfort with medication on a long-term basis is not always the best answer.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a safe and effective way to help many people, drug-free!
In her spare time, Sophie can be found at a gym getting ready for her next powerlifting meet or at a dog park spending time with her pug and boston terrier.
If you’re curious about how Acupuncture or Chinese Medicine strikes can help, Sophie encourages you to reach out and contact her, she is happy to help answer any questions you may have. Call us today at 902-407-7207!
Meet our Fall River Acupuncturist
Amy Quillan, R.Ac., RMT
Registered Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist
Amy McQuillan studied Massage Therapy at Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton, NB in 2013-2015. Having the massage background first gave her a deeper understanding of the body which helped her learn the acupuncture points when she began her studies in 2016-2018 at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. During her two years there, she learned a variety of techniques to treat dis-ease. Some of which were fire cupping, learning to use an electro-acupuncture machine, Guasha which uses a tool to massage a very tight area on the body to release tension and heat. She also took facial rejuvenation acupuncture post graduation to treat age lines and face/neck sagging.
She is a real people person and enjoys making all feel at ease and comfortable. She is experienced in addressing a variety of issues including acute and chronic pain, neurological conditions, mood and sleep disorders, headaches, digestive issues, but especially connecting the mind to the body. Her approach is with much compassion, personalized and very thorough. Always keeping the patient’s best interests at heart and setting her intentions very carefully and with dedication. Empowering the patient is her motto and she strives to make a difference in your health and wellness.
Acupuncture Appointment Options & Fees
Initial Appointment ($100)
Cupping Session ($50)
Subsequent Treatment ($90)
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture ($120)
Is Acupuncture Covered By My Insurance?
Acupuncture services are covered by the majority of private health insurance plans. The specific amount of coverage will vary depending on your plan, so check with your insurance carrier to know for sure. If you have any questions or need help finding out your acupuncture benefits, please call the clinic at 902-407-7207.
Do I Need A Referral For Acupuncture?
For Acupuncture a referral is not necessary, however certain insurance companies will require a doctors referral for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance provider to determine if a referral is necessary. Should you have any questions, please call the clinic at 902-407-7207.fits, please call the clinic at 902-407-7207.
Which Companies Do You Provide Direct Billing For?
We can direct bill for most patients/clients who have the following insurance coverage:
- Blue Cross
- Great West Life
- Industrial Alliance
- Maximum Benefit
- Johnson Group
- Standard Life
- Sun Life
- Chambers of Commerce
What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
You may cancel your appointment anytime without charge up to 4 hours prior to your appointment.
What Methods Of Payments Do You Accept?
We currently accept Visa, Mastercard, debit, cheque, or cash.
How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?
60 Minute Initial Appointment is $100
30 Minute Subsequent Appointment is $60
45 Minute Subsequent Appointment is $75
60 Minute Subsequent Appointment is $90
30 Minute Cupping Session is $50
90 Minute Facial Rejuvenation Session $120
How Many Acupuncture Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions is always your choice. Many people book appointments to help relax,relieve pain and improve health and wellness, as needed. Based on your goals (such as injury management, etc), symptoms, history and physical assessment, our therapist may recommend a treatment plan to achieve your goals. For optimal health benefits, some people will book regularly scheduled appointments, similar to regular dentist visits.
Do You Treat Athletes?
Yes, a number of our clients are athletes ranging from weekend warrior, marathon runners and professional athletes.
Do You Treat Motor Vehicle Accidents?
Yes, we provide chiropractic for injury management, such as whiplash, following a motor vehicle accident. We direct bill to motor vehicle insurance companies.
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