Dr. Caroline Wong
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Frequently Asked Questions
Most extended insurance plans cover acupuncture. Check with your provider, or give us a call 604-368-8799 to double check your plan.
Acupuncture needles are very thin and not at all the needles you see at your doctor’s office. At the beginning of needle insertion, you may feel a small prick like a mosquito bite or nothing at all. After that you may feel an achy or heavy sensation at the site of insertion which is often referred to as “De Qi” meaning the arrival of qi. Sometimes you may also feel this sensation travel to other areas of the bodies corresponding to the merdian pathway. Most people report feeling very relaxed during and after their treatment.
Cupping works by placing a flame of fire in the cup for 1 second before placing onto skin, the fire then creates a vacuum that pulls the muscles up. Either oil is used to help glide the cups along the back or flashed meaning they are popped on and off or stationed for a few minutes.
Acupuncture is generally safe and have little or no side effect. Sterile one-time use acupuncture needles are placed in acupuncture point to trigger your own body’s natural mechanisms.
In BC, TCM practitioners must complete 2 years of post secondary education and another 4 years at an accredited Traditional Chinese medicine school. TCM practitioners are also required to pass a 4 day long North American board regulated written exam. TCM doctors have to do an addition 1 year of schooling and 2 more exam days. Each practitioner is licensed and regulated by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of British Columbia.
Most extended insurance cover acupuncture. Check with your provider or give us a call 604-368-8799 to double check your plan.
Practitioner is currently available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays (and some Thurdays)