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What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to regulate energy flow, reduce pain, and promote overall well-being. It is used for various conditions and is believed to restore balance and harmony within the body.

Who can Benefit

Individuals Seeking Holistic Care

Acupuncture provides relief for various conditions including digestion, insomnia, high blood pressure, and infertility, offering a comprehensive approach.

Those Suffering From Chronic Pain

Acupuncture reduces pain and tension, benefiting those with migraines, arthritis, and tension headaches.

Individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, and exhaustion

Acupuncture promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety, and restores balance in the body’s energy flow, offering relief for individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, and exhaustion.

What to expect at a Acupuncture Session

Personalized Assessment

The practitioner will discuss your medical history, symptoms, and goals to understand your specific needs and tailor the treatment accordingly.

Needle Insertion & Therapy

Thin, sterile needles will be gently inserted into specific acupuncture points on your body. You will then relax for around 20-30 minutes, possibly receiving additional therapies like cupping or moxibustion.

Relaxation and Healing

During this time, you will be encouraged to rest and relax while the treatment takes effect. Many people experience a sense of calm and may even fall asleep. Our practitioner will ensure your comfort throughout the session.

Types of Acupuncture Services We Practice

Traditional Acupuncture

This involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points along the body’s energetic pathways (meridians) to regulate energy flow, reduce pain, and promote overall well-being.

Cupping Therapy

Suction cups improve circulation, release tension, and enhance tissue health by creating positive pressure on the skin. It promotes well-being and supports natural healing processes.


The therapeutic practice of burning dried mugwort near the skin, moxibustion warms and stimulates acupuncture points, effectively aiding in various health conditions and promoting overall well-being.

NADA Protocol

This protocol involves gentle placement of small needles into specific sites on each ear. It is used in harm reduction, addiction recovery, and as an effective treatment for PTSD.

Facial Cupping

This technique promotes fresh circulation to the facial tissue, improving complexion, reducing sinus pressure, and providing relief for tight jaw muscles and TMJ-related symptoms

What our Clients Have Said

What a great office!! Staff is so friendly and helpful. They really do care about the clients/patients well being. The yoga & acupunture workshop was wonderful.
Jo Kroeger
“Great Chiropractor! Thanks for the real help with my health and being someone that truly listens when I have hit a wall with other medical professionals.”
Aaron W
“Very professional and personable felt comfortable with Riley excellent in explaining what our need to do to correct our problems .My wife and me are very pleased”
Clarence K
“Dr. Piper continues to impress me with his treatments. I highly recommend seeing him for your chiropractic needs. Two thumbs up!”
Excel Sport & Health
“First time back in awhile. Love the new location, warm, friendly environment and as always an awesome experience!”
Sherry L
I am always impressed by both the professional and support staff at Vernon. Active Health. They are really a team who work at providing a good experience from making an appointment to getting services. I have gone to Cory for years for chiropractic work. I have just started doing the facial cupping with Debbie Jonasson and have had very good results with acupuncture and in particular Deb’s scar work with acupuncture. Thanks to Cory and his staff for a total package care centre.
Cecilia S
This place is great! Staff is extremely friendly and they all make you feel so welcome, and more importantly they take such great care of you.
Karla B
“Riley was great. Super friendly and knowledgeable!
Darren S
“Today I had an initial acupuncture appointment with Debra. She was great. Debra also did cupping on my back and this wasn’t cupping I’ve been accustomed to. Typically, I had it where the cup is placed on an area for a period of time then pulled off, however, Debra was moving the cup all over my back and then left a bunch on while she worked the other side. I haven’t felt this loose and good for a long time. I’ll be scheduling another acupuncture and cupping session in the future fur sure. If you have Instagram, check out their page and watch the video that says, “Spring Cleaning” on it. Their page is vernon_active_health . 🙂 Highly recommend and the staff are great!
“First experience with RMT. It was great. Mykha explained what she would do and communicated well on what to expect and do. Thank you!”
Jay G
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the service because it has been great and professional with every appointment and I have also referred many people due to this amazing service. Thank you Mykha Wetjen 💐💐”
Tracy B
“I’m so happy I found Riley! His excitement to share his extensive knowledge of the human body and care/attention to his patients is comforting and reassuring. He is attentive to all of my questions and concerns. Thanks Riley!”
Rachel R

Frequently Asked Acupuncture Questions

How long do acupuncture sessions last?2023-07-14T11:25:10-07:00

Acupuncture sessions typically last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the practitioner’s approach and the nature of the treatment. The initial consultation may require additional time.

What conditions can Acupuncture treat?2023-07-14T11:25:48-07:00

Although Acupuncture is often thought of in terms of pain relief and injury recovery, it is also a recommended and holistic treatment for: 

  • Digestive issues
  • Side effects from chemotherapy and radiation
  • Depression, anxiety, exhaustion and stress
  • Insomnia, restless sleep
  • Stroke and Bell’s Palsy
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Menopausal and PMS symptoms
  • Infertility
Is Acupuncture covered by insurance?2023-07-14T11:23:53-07:00

Yes, Acupuncture is generally covered under private insurance and for those who qualify for MSP are covered for a partial amount.

Does Acupuncture hurt?2023-07-14T11:22:00-07:00

There is an initial pinch, similar to what a mosquito bite feels like, and then there is no additional pain. In fact, many people fall asleep during treatment

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