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"Dr. Yi Ding has been of immeasurable help to my family. He was instrumental in helping my son recover from Crohn's Disease, and he has helped me recover from cystitis. I will never be able to thank Dr. Yi Ding enough for his treatment which succeeded in treating two very stubborn conditions. He is an extraordinary practitioner and we are very fortunate to have him with us in Montreal."

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The treatment fee can be reimbursed under categories of acupuncture, massage therapy and naturopathy from private or group insurance plan.

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Frequently asked questions

Is acupuncture painful?

No. Unlike the thicker, hollow injection needles, acupuncture needles are fine, metallic and solid (0.12-0.30 mm). As they are skillfully inserted into selective points on your body, patients feel minimal prick pain like "mosquito bite" and tiny needling sensation. In our clinic, most of patients always say that it is much better than what they imagined.

Is acupuncture safe?

Certainly, If acupuncture treatment is performed by a qualified acupuncturist. Compared to other medical and alternaitve medical treatments, it has the least side effects. There are very limited reports that acupuncture might have unwanted effects. It is normal if you have some bruise on the site the needle was inserted, since very tine vein under skin was occasionally hit by the needle. If you wear pacemaker, are pregnant, or take blood thinner, please bring the matters to your acupuncturist's attention. Female patients should inform her practitioner if she has period.

Is acupuncture just good for pain ?

This is totally misconception. Although acupuncture is very effective in controlling pain, it is not all about it. Acupuncture can treat a variety of health conditions ranging from immunity boosting cardiac arrhythmia to face rejuvenation. see WHO list of health conditions frequently treated with acupuncture

How does acupuncture differ from painkillers?

Acupuncture Painkiller
Objectives Direct pain control
Enhance healing
Pain control
Mechanism of action Stimulate nervous system to release endogenous pain killer
Improve circulation of Blood and Energy
Suppress central nervous system or block receptor of hormone for pain transmission
Benefits Long-term healing effects Short-term fast effects
Side effects No Gastric irritation
Liver damage Drowsy
Others depend on medications

"What do I expect during an acupuncture treatment?

During the first visit, you should bring any medical documents to your acupuncturist. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire with regard to your medical history and basic personal information. Your practitioner will obtain a complete picture of your health state, daily diet, habit, behavior which may contribute to the condition.

During the consultation, it is very important for patients to describer all of your symptoms and daily physical activities in details, since a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncturist depends heavily on your subjective description. After thorough Chinese medical examine, your practitioner will explain to you possible diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

During a session of acupuncture treatment, you will be asked to lie on a treatment table and relax a few minutes. And an acupuncturist will instruct you to prepare for the treatment. Disposable acupuncture needles will be gently inserted into selective points on arms, legs, backs or abdomen, etc. depending on your condition. With light music, you relax calmly on the table and acupuncture takes effect. Some acupuncturists may combine acupuncture with electrical stimulation, cupping, moxibustion or other methods. After 30 minutes, a session of acupuncture treatment is finished. Sometimes you may need more time depending on your acupuncturist. Other treatment may be added to your acupuncture treatment plan.

Will acupuncture be covered by insurance?

Most of insurance companies elect to cover acupuncture. Your treatments are possibly covered under your group insurance policy if you have one. You can find related information in the booklet issued to the insured or simply call the insurance company for the information. If you would like us to bill your insurance company directly for your treatments, call your insurance agent for the possibility. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any assistance. If insurance company doesn't allow direct billing, you can send receipts by post or online to the insurance company for the reimbursement.

How many sessions of acupuncture do you need?

It really depends on your issue. General rule is that the longer your issue is, the more sessions of acupuncture you will need. On the other hand, recovery time is affected by many other factors such as age, type of illness, severity of issue, etc.