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Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Questions - Answers (FAQ)

We answer your questions

Who can benefit from acupuncture treatment?

There are no age, gender or condition limits. The very young, the very old and pregnant women can all be treated.

All types of illness can be treated - chronic or acute, severe or mild, mental or physical.

Do acupuncture needles hurt?

No, needles don't hurt. Most people feel almost nothing when the needles are inserted. Some people feel a slight tingling sensation.

Can side effects occur after an acupuncture session?

It's normal to feel tired or relaxed after an acupuncture session. It is advisable to drink hot beverages and get plenty of rest.

Slight bleeding may occur once the needles have been removed. Simple pressure is all it takes to stop the bleeding. In the event of hematoma or ecchymosis, this will be absorbed automatically after 5 to 7 days, with no need for special treatment.

You may feel a sensation of swelling, heaviness or local cramping at the acupuncture points, as after a sports session. This is a normal phenomenon which usually disappears automatically after 2-3 days.

After an acupuncture session, don't swim, and avoid contact with unsafe water for two hours.

How often should I come for treatment?

The frequency of treatment depends on your state of health.

In the most common cases, one session per week or every two weeks is sufficient. It can be longer. The spacing between sessions can vary, for the same patient, as his or her condition changes.

A chronic illness may require 10 sessions to achieve significant improvement.

Regular treatment will help your body recover more quickly.

If you have no particular pathology to treat, the ideal would be to have at least one session a year, or better still one at each change of season, to assess energy imbalances and correct them".

What insurance will cover my acupuncture sessions?

Dr. Chang is accredited byASCA, RME and NAREG, and recognized by most complementary insurance companies (including Visana). The session will not be reimbursed by LAMAL. Please consult your supplementary insurance to find out about the conditions for reimbursement.

Acupuncture : contraindications?

Acupuncture is not recommended if you have a metal allergy.

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