TCM Clinic

What is Acupuncture?

In Chinese medicine, health is seen as a state of harmony and balance. To maintain this, we need physical and emotional flexibility, the ability to move with the flow of life. If we lose this flow, our inner vitality becomes obstructed or depleted and we become ill. Acupuncture works to strengthen vitality and unravel the obstructions that cause ill health.

As a practitioner, it is possible to diagnose subtle imbalances to either treat or prevent disease, and to make sense of illnesses that conventional medicine often has difficulty treating. Acupuncturists use a range of highly effective and deep-acting treatment techniques, including acupuncture, massage, cupping, and moxibustion to relieve symptoms and treat their underlying causes, therefore strengthening resistance to disease and enhance well-being. Acupuncture can be effective for a wide range of conditions.

Also, as balance is restored, there is often a sense of “coming back to oneself,” with the recovery of a sense of purpose.

Central Clinic Oriental Medicine Centre

  Clinic Hours

Mon: 9AM to 6PM
Tues: 9AM to 6PM
Wed: 9AM to 6PM
Thur: 9AM to 6PM
Fri    : 9AM to 6PM

*Please contact us to schedule for an appointment with our clinic.
*Evening, weekend, and holiday treatment available by appointment.

Tel: 604-523-2388

  Treatment Cost
Treatment Cost
Acupuncture $40
Massage Treatment $60
Herbal Prescription Starting from $15
Intern Treatment (with supervision) $15
  • MSP/ICBC/WCB/DVA/Private/Group/Travel Insurance can be used
  • Senior (65+) discount and membership discount available. Call or email us for more
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  • We offer Chinese and Korean language assistance to patients.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Is acupuncture safe?

    Acupuncture is safe and has been practiced in China for thousands of years. At Central College TCM Clinic, only registered practitioners and interns under the guidance of instructors consult clients. The needles are sterile and used only once.

    Will it hurt?

    Acupuncture needles are much finer than those used for injections and they rarely hurt. They are also used only at a superficial depth. The degree of painful sensation experienced depends on the person and to the intensity of the treatment.

    Are there side effects?

    Side effects are rare. Most side effects are minor and may include occasional dizziness, usually after the first treatment, and slight bleeding after the needles are withdrawn.

    Where will I get the acupuncture needles?

    That will depend on your individual condition and what meridian point on the body will need to be treated. Patients are normally treated lying down on their back or on their stomach.

    Does acupuncture just treat sore backs?

    No, acupuncture can be beneficial to all body systems including respiration, digestion, circulation and the immune system.

    How many treatments will I need?

    Each patient is different depending upon their case. Often noticeable improvement is made within 3-4 weeks of the first treatment. Our practitioners will help you decide whether adequate process has been made with your condition or if further sessions would be beneficial.

    How will I feel after a treatment?

    Everyone responds differently. Some are very relaxed or drowsy, while others are energized. Returning to normal activity afterwards should not be a problem. Any feelings out of the ordinary must be consulted with the practitioner.

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