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Acupuncture


A safe and non-invasive technique that accelerates the healing process, decreases inflammation and provides pain relief.

About Acupuncture


Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that uses needles to stimulate the balance and flow of Qi energy through the body. According to TCM, Qi energy flows along pathways (known as meridians) connected throughout the whole body. When the energy of flow is smooth, the body is in good health; when the flow of energy is deficient or obstructed, it indicates a susceptibility for illness and/or certain conditions.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative treatment. Practitioners at Legacies combine this technique with Western medicine, evidence-informed practice, to provide this as an alternative or adjunct treatment.

The registered acupuncture treatment involves using extremely thin, medical grade, sterile and disposable acupuncture needles. There is actually sometimes no perception of the needle, and most people describe a small, light pinch where the needle is inserted. Your Acupuncturist may also use a technique called “cupping” for specific circulatory reasons, and will give homecare advice ranging from exercise to lifestyle changes and recommendations.

Is Acupuncture recommended for me?

Individuals from all ages (children to seniors) can be treated with acupuncture. A recommended course of treatment can be made after a complete assessment by one of our trained practitioners who are trained in acupuncture. If you are not sure if this treatment is for you, Legacies offers complimentary 15-minute consultation, where a therapist will be able to assess if this treatment is recommended for your individual needs.

The registered Acupuncturist at Legacies Health Centre predominantly sees patients where pain persists (becomes chronic) for various reasons. This can also be a very effective form of treatment when other forms of therapy have failed.

Below is a list of conditions commonly treated with acupuncture:

Pain (any area of the body)

Muscle tension

Chronic pain

Sciatica

Fibromyalgia

Neuropathy/ neuralgia

Muscle and joint dysfunctions

Whiplash (i.e. motor vehicle accident)

Headaches

Concussion management and symptoms

Sports related injury

Bell’s palsy

Arthritis


Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a non-invasive technique, with limited or minor side effects, helps to:

  • Reduce pain, spasm, swelling and inflammation
  • Promote faster natural healing process
  • Increase circulation
  • Improve function and mobility
  • Enhance quality of life for individuals with chronic pain

Why Choose Acupuncture at Legacies Health Centre?

Our Team treats a wide range of injuries and conditions in our state-of-the-art health centres. Each clinic features private treatment rooms and the latest in therapy, exercise equipment and treatment techniques. Our acupuncture therapists are trained and certified by Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling Association of Canada (FSNAC).

  • Experienced and knowledgeable team of clinicians.
  • Wide range of treatment and services under the same roof.
  • Convenient locations across the Lower Mainland.
  • Easy Online Booking.
  • Free Parking.
  • Direct Billing available to most services and providers (see list)

Acupuncture treatment is covered by most extended health insurers and MSP, and it is also available for ICBC and WCB claims.


Before Your Appointment

If there are any specific preparations required for your appointment, you will be advised prior to your appointment day. 

First & Subsequent Appointments

We recommend not eating too much, nor having an empty stomach for your appointment. Please wear loose fitting and comfortable clothes that can easily be rolled up, or expose the area of treatment. 

The initial visit will take approximately 60-minutes. Your acupuncture therapist will collect your medical history, perform a physical assessment, and advise you of the diagnosis and recommended treatment. Your therapist may also refer you to other practitioners at our clinic that are aligned to your individual treatment plan. 

At each subsequent visit, please provide your therapist with as much details and feedback as possible. This will enable the acupuncturist to re-examine the treatment plan and make necessary adjustments. Different techniques may be used to enhance outcomes.

At the end of the session, you will be reminded to book your follow-up appointments, when needed. You may do that with your clinician, call one of our locations, or book online.

After Your Appointment

You will be able to move the body part normally, and you may notice relief of symptoms after the session. If you experienced small amounts of bleeding during the needle insertion, you may also notice mild bruising at the area where the needle was inserted. Heating pad can be applied locally for 20 minutes after treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes, acupuncture is a safe technique. Needles are sterile and meant for a single-use, so there is no risk of infection or transmission of disease. 

Individuals may experience minimal discomfort during treatment. It is common to feel aching, heat and heaviness during the treatment, which is not perceived as an undesirable outcome. These symptoms may be present from a few seconds to a few hours after the treatment. During the treatment, you may also experience small amount of bleeding at the needle site, which may case mild bruising. Individuals may also experience fatigue, dizziness, tingling, sweating, nausea, or fainting.

How can I book an Acupuncture appointment?

At Legacies Health Centre, appointments may be booked by phone (604-591-5569), online or in-person. Visit our contact page to call the most convenient location for you. You may also call our main number 604-591-5569 and choose the most convenient location from the directory.

I am not sure if Acupuncture is right for me. How will I know?

Legacies offers complimentary 15-minute consultation, where a therapist will be able to assess if this treatment is recommended for your individual needs.

Do I need a referral to book Acupuncture appointment?

No, you do not need a referral for an acupuncture appointment.

Is Acupuncture appointment covered by my extended health plan?

Acupuncture treatment is covered by most extended health insurers and MSP, and it is also available for ICBC and WCB claims. Clients should refer to their specific Extended Medical Plan coverage for details on services and coverage available.

Is my appointment directly billed to my Extended Health Plans?

If you have coverage, Legacies Health Centre directly bills most Extended Health Plans Take a look at our list of direct billing insurers to see if we direct bill to yours, or call us at 604-591-5569 to confirm.

If your plan is not in our list of direct billing providers, Legacies provides a medical receipt to be used on request for reimbursement.

Locations That Offer Acupuncture


Burnaby Market Crossing

7324 Market Crossing, Burnaby
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 3 for Market Crossing)
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North Vancouver

1394 Main Street, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 4 for North Vancouver)
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Surrey Nordel

143 – 12080 Nordel Way, Surrey
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 1 for Nordel)
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Surrey Southpoint

310 – 3091 152 Street, Surrey
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 2 for Southpoint)
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