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    ACUPUNCTURE/CHINESE MEDICINE

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    Justin Kanigan B.ScKin,R.TCM.P.,R.Ac.

    An acupuncturist may be consulted for specific symptoms and conditions such as pain, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, migraine, menstrual disorders, intestinal disorders, addiction and a plethora of other conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the above conditions and many more as being responsive to acupuncture treatment. 

    Justin is a local of Castlegar, growing up he spent most of his time playing hockey, fishing and enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities the Kootenays have to offer. During his time playing hockey he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Lethbridge, and shortly after completed the 1100 hour massage program at Mount Royal University. After deciding to expand his knowledge in a more holistic environment, Justin focused his attention to the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson B.C. During his time at ACOS he successfully completed the 4,125 hour Doctor of Chinese Medicine program. With his knowledge of the human body, nutrition, and alternative practices, his goal is to provide exceptional therapies for the maintenance of pain, sports injuries, stress, improve sleep and optimizing digestion. As well as, inspire and educate on how powerful the mind and body can be in healing itself through Chinese Medicine.

    Answers to the Five Most Common Questions About Acupuncture

    Question 1: What Kind Of Conditions Should I Seek Acupuncture Treatment?
    Answer: An acupuncturist may be consulted for specific symptoms and conditions such as pain, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, migraine, menstrual disorders, intestinal disorders, addiction and a plethora of other conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the above conditions and many more as being responsive to acupuncture treatment. 

    There has been extensive practice and research that has evidenced that acupuncture is effective in helping patients with many of the conditions listed by WHO as well as many others. It does more than simply relieve the symptoms. The aim of acupuncture is to treat the whole patient and restore balance between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. Many people also have acupuncture as a preventative treatment, which is the most important benefit of this medicine.

    Question 2: How Many Treatments Will I Need?
    Answer: Usually, a series of treatments are necessary to resolve a condition. Each case and condition is treated individually and a consultation is required to determine requirements. Treatments are 60 minutes in length with the first consultation taking 90 minutes. It is best to consult with a registered acupuncturist for more details about your specific treatment plan.

    Question 3: Does Acupuncture Treatment Hurt?
    Answer: Most patients have stated that there is little or no pain as very fine, sterile, disposable needles are used. Treatments are available without the use of needles through other means of bodywork such as Tui Na Massage, cupping, or moxabustion.

    Question 4: Can Children Be Treated With Acupuncture?
    Answer: Children of all ages are treated and respond well to acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment. In addition, young children of those apprehensive of the use of acupuncture needles may be treated without needles by pressing on the acupoints with a blunt device known as a “Happy Pen.” 

    Question 5: Will Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine Treatment Be Covered Through My Insurance Reimburse?
    Answer: For those who have Premium Assistance through Medical Services Plan (MSP) will be reimbursed $23.00 for 10 treatments each calendar year. Many insurance companies cover acupuncture treatments. Contact your insurance carrier to verify coverage and discuss options.

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