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  • How Does Acupuncture Work?
    Acupuncture works by stimulating your bodies own healing process! Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body that have high concentrations of nerve endings, triggering biochemical and physiological changes in the body. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, there are meridians that run along the body, and inside them energy (Qi) flows. This energy can become blocked or stagnant, causing an imbalance of the Yin + Yang, and this is when illnesses and disharmonies can arise. Acupuncture works by reestablishing the flow of Qi along these meridians, harmonizing the body and restoring the delicate balance of Yin + Yang.
  • Does Acupuncture Hurt?
    It shouldn't. That doesn't mean you won't feel it though. "Deqi" refers to a feeling a patient gets when the needle inserted has activated Qi on an acupuncture point. This is often the goal during the treatment and because Qi is now activated, it can do as needed in the body to heal. Some common sensations you can experience during a treatment are: pressure, heaviness, dull ache, tingling, and warmth.
  • How long are the appointments and the treatment procedure?
    Your initial appointment will be one hour where we go through your detailed intake form discuss your condition, diagnosis & treatment plan and then do the acupucnture itself. Follow-ups are 45-50 minutes. Roqena may also use electro-acupuncture, cupping, gua sha (scraping), sound therapy or tuina (acupuncture massage) in addition to needling to amplify the results of an acupuncture treatment.
  • What is the treatment procedure for facial acupuncture?
    The treatment begins with body acupuncture to relax the mind, balance hormones, diffuse digestive discomfort and increase blood production and flow. Then an acupuncture treatment is performed on the face to bring focus to the areas of concern, followed by a jade rolling massage to sculpt facial muscles, increase circulation, drain lymph nodes, reduce puffiness and relax facial tension.
  • Is there anything I need to do before a treatment to prepare?
    I always reccomend having a small meal about 30 mins-1 hour before any acupuncture treatments and wear loose fitting clothes to the appointment.
  • How many treatments do I need?
    That depends on the individual and how long the health issues have been happening for. Acute issues can usually be resolved in a couple of treatments, while chronic issues will typically take longer to resolve and may need a couple of months.
  • Is it covered by insurance?
    Yes, Acupuncture is covered under most extended health care plans and work benefits. Rowena bills directly to most extended health care providers: Pacific Blue Cross, Greenshield, Great West Life, Sunlife Financial, Manulife, Industrial Alliance, Chambers Of Commerce. ICBC: If you were injured in a motor vehichle accident, Acupuncture is covered and billed directly to ICBC. MSP: Those that qualify are eligible for 10 treatments in a calendar year. MSP will pay $23 per treatment.
  • How do I book an appointment?
    To make an appointment, call 778-228-8152 or Book Online.
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