- What can I expect during an acupuncture treatment?
We welcome you in an open space at the Hochelaga Social Acupuncture Clinic, when you arrive we will take a few minutes aside to ask you a few questions about your reason for consultation. Then you can settle into one of the available chairs and we will begin the treatment. First we will locate the acupuncture points we wish to use, then we will disinfect the skin with absorbent cotton and alcohol.
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The needles we use are sterile and single use, there is no risk of infection.
We leave the needles in place for a period of time that varies from person to person. If you fall asleep (yes, it happens) we will let you enjoy this time of relaxation. If you want us to remove the needles, you can simply make a gesture to get our attention and we will come to you.
Après un traitement d’acupuncture certaines personnes se sentent fatiguées et « trop relax », c’est que votre corps a bien travaillé.
Payment by sliding scale is done after the treatment, a receipt for your insurance will be sent to you by email.
- How to dress for acupuncture?
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing so that we can reach your knees and elbows.
- Does it hurts?
A slight pinch is usually felt as the needle passes through the skin, some people do not feel anything at all.
It is quite normal to feel a sensation of heat or tingling in the few minutes following the installation of the needle, this reaction quickly fades.
- What does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can help you in many ways: it can reduce stress levels or anxiety symptoms, it can speed up the healing of acute injuries such as sports injuries but it can also reduce chronic pain. Acupuncture can help with sleep, digestion (gastric reflux), it can also be used to prevent the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
In oncology, acupuncture can be used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.
In gynecology-obstetrics, acupuncture helps regulate the menstrual cycle and thus promotes fertility. During pregnancy, acupuncture can help with nausea, fatigue, pain and cramps. When the due date is approaching, acupuncture can be used to prepare for the birth or even trigger it.
The NADA protocol (acupuncture using 5 points on the ear) is used in addiction treatments.
There are many applications, but the number of treatments required to treat a condition depends on several factors. Come and consult us so that we can answer your questions.
- Is your clinic accessible to people with reduced mobility?
Our space is wheelchair accessible with a portable ramp that we install at the front door or at the back of the building. We also have ramps in our bathroom.
We have a parking space behind the building that can be used by our patients on request.
We currently ask patients to inform us in advance of their special needs, so we can install the ramp and assist them if needed.