Acupuncture Barrhaven, Nepean & Ottawa

Ottawa Acupuncturist Geneviève St-Pierre

Geneviève St-Pierre

Registered Acupuncturist

Therapeutic acupuncture services

Acupuncture can be an extremely effective form of treatment — sometimes when nothing else works.

As a form of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years. It involves inserting very fine, sterile needles into specific points of the body, believed to help balance the flow of energy through pathways in your body. These points are places where nerves, muscles and connective tissue can be stimulated and encourage the body to release endorphins, our pain-relieving chemicals.

Acupuncture can be used to safely treat a variety of disorders and conditions, including lower back pain, migraines, arthritis, tendonitis, and fibromyalgia. It’s also been shown to reduce pro-inflammatory markers in your body, decreasing pain from inflammation.

Our acupuncture therapy is often recommended as part of your overall therapeutic treatment program, or can be booked as a standalone session all its own.

We offer direct billing with over 20 insurance providers, a variety of payment options, and up to 0% APR financing to ensure you can get the care you need, when you need it.

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    Hours of operation

    Monday to Thursday: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
    Friday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Saturday: Appointment only
    Sunday: Closed

    Please be aware of our cancellation policy.

    Types of acupuncture treatments we offer

    Traditional acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine needles (as fine as a human hair) into points in the body called acupuncture points. In traditional Chinese medicine, these acupuncture points are believed to allow energy, called qi (chee), to flow. Different acupuncture points have different functions, and the needles that are inserted in these points treat specific conditions, rebalance your body’s energy flow, and reduce inflammation and pain.

    Traditional acupuncture provides best results when performed by a registered acupuncturist (RAc), or fully trained health care providers like physiotherapists and chiropractors.

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    Frequently asked acupuncture questions

    Acupuncture is not only one of the safest treatment methods available, but it has the least amount of adverse effects. Most patients actually find acupuncture treatments quite relaxing and report little to no discomfort.

    We only use sterile needles, and dispose of them after use. Our therapists are registered acupuncturists (RAc), who must have 3-4 years of accredited training followed by an extensive internship and an exam. Medical physicians, like chiropractors and physiotherapists, also receive extensive training in how the body works, and are qualified to perform acupuncture safely.

    Frequently asked cupping questions

    Yes, cupping therapy is very safe and has little to no adverse effects.

    Cupping therapy is also safe during pregnancy, but your therapist will avoid certain areas of your body such as your lower abdomen and lower back. If you’re pregnant, please be sure to inform your therapist.

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