Social acupuncture has it's roots in the community acupuncture movement, a type of practice that has spread all over North America over the last decade. Wanting to offer a service that is based on the same values and ideals, yet having to adapt to the standards of our province, we created a form of treatment that we call ''Social acupuncture''.
Social acupuncture is being offered in a more private setting than community acupuncture. The treatment room is quite large, and includes 3 beds that are separated by curtains. The tested logistics makes it that the experience feels very comfortable and personal.
Our goal is to guarantee the accessibility to acupuncture treatment. Our simple model helps us to build a healthy community around this natural medicine, which has been around for thousands of years.
The advantages of such a service
We can allow you to come for an optimal treatment frequency weather you have private insuranceor not.
Two treatments per week for 3-4 weeks is the best way to give it a fair try, in most conditions.
Prevention treatments are a good idea that have to be considered as well. Chinese medicine is all about prevention: we can foresee problems long before they appear according to the traditional analysis of your Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang
Increased accessibilty in our schedule. From Monday to Friday, 9AM-9PM, as well as Saturday, 9AM-3PM, within 3 hours notice.
A collective treatment room
In a spacious room, we have made three cubicles with curtains so the acupuncturist is always close by to answer your need during the treatment. The treatment will naturally induce a relaxation state, hence once we have placed the needles, we invite you to enjoy, breathe, and putting your awareness to what you are experimenting. Your inner silence and discretion will promote self-healing mechanisms and a global mood of relaxation in the room for others.
If needed, we can always give some time to discuss or reevaluate in a private room.
An ideal dress code
Please wear confortable clothes that we can roll up above the knees and elbows. In most cases this is sufficient to give us access to the body parts that we need.
If for any reason you are still wearing your favorite pair of thight jeans when you come, it won't really be a problem... we'll adjust.
Our inspiration: the People's Organisation of Community Acupuncture
We also plan to make open areas treatments once a week, just like it's in use in other POCA clinics. This being new in Québec, we still want to be sure to make it in a way that corresponds the high standards of the profession here. The very special advantage reported by those who experienced it is the "group relaxation" that is induced. Of course, only limbs and head points will be used (so with appropriate clothes on) and the treatment done on a reclining chair.