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What Is Acupuncture?

Person getting acupuncture Acupuncture is a complimentary medicine that involves pricking the skin with fine needles to gain access to acupuncture points. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) looks at the body as Meridians, that are linked to internal organs. There are 12 major meridians and 2 extra meridians. The ancient Chinese look at these meridians as your body's highway. If there is a back up along the meridians, disease could settle in, and your body has now become out of balance. Depending on how long these blockages have been in place will determine how many treatments it will take to get your body back into balance.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that dates back 5000 years. Used to alleviate pain, and treat various imbalances in the body physical, mental, emotional conditions. Some of the common imbalances Acupuncture can assist with are the following: Abdominal Cramping, Anxiety, Back Pain, Body Pain, Mental Health, Fatigue, Infertility, Menstrual Cycle Concerns, Night sweats, and Stress.

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What Acupuncture Feels Like

Acupuncture uses fine needles to puncture the skin, you may not feel anything, you may feel a heaviness in the area around the needle site or you may feel a sensation travel through your body. In Chinese medicine this is referred to as qi (Chee). What is qi (Chee)? Qi means energy flow. Just like the air we breath, this is a natural energy that is in each and everyone of us. Immaterial means of qi (chee) would be referred to as nerve impulses, heat, thought and emotion.

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine can treat a multitude of ailments and disorders. Please see below just to name a few:

  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Back, Neck & Joint Pain
  • Build the Immune system to help fight off disease
  • Circulatory Problems
  • Cold & Flu symptoms
  • Detoxing
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Muscle Cramps, Aches & Spasms
  • PMS & Menopause
  • Menstrual Cycle irregularities
  • High Blood Pressure / Stress
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Indigestion & Gut Problems
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Women's Health
  • Post Operative Pain Management

Our Practitioners

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Andrea Low, R.Ac
Registered Acupuncture Practitioner

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Krystal Slade, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

Services

In addition to acupuncture, we offer the following services:

Cupping

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Facial Cupping

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Gua Sha

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Massage Therapy

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Sonic Meridian Flush

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Tuning Fork Therapy

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Check with your primary care physician to confirm Acupuncture treatment would be a fit for you!

Book An Appointment

Prices

Acupuncture consults are complementary please allow an hour and a half for your first visit.

  • Acupuncture Treatment: $75
  • Acupuncture for Seniors age 60+ : $60

  • Cupping or Gua Sha only (no acupuncture): $40
  • Facial Cupping: $40
  • Sonic Meridian Flush: $110

  • Massage Therapy:
      60min Massage: $96
      45min Massage: $75
      30min Massage: $50

Method of Payment

We accept: Cash, Cheque, Debit, and Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover).

Insurance

Acupuncture is covered by most insurance companies. Please confirm with your insurance provider as some require a physician's note for payment.

Direct billing is available for the following Insurance Companies:

*Medavie Blue Cross has now made it possible to direct bill Veterans Affairs Canada, Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP.

Intake Form

For those who wish to complete the intake form prior to your arrival, please select your practitioner.

Andrea's Intake Form

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How To Book An Appointment

See Resurva online booking to schedule an appointment or feel free to Call/Text

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Cancellation Policy

Should a cancellation or date change be necessary, we ask that you please allow 24 hours notice. A cancellation fee of $35 will apply without the proper notice given. We ask that you please respect our policy and guidelines to allow other clients fair accessibility. If you have accumulated two no show bookings, you will be asked to prepay for your next appointment.

Testimonials

Wonderful Experience,

For many years I have suffered through my monthly cycle, seeing my family physician and Gynecologist which were both great but could not change the unpredictable pattern and painful dreaded monthly cycle. My next step was medication or even maybe a hysterectomy. Neither was preferred by me. Through random conversation with Andrea she felt strongly that she could help, if not completely change my body chemistry through acupuncture. I was a bit sceptical but was willing to give it a try. I noticed changes soon after the second treatment. It is months later and all though I'm not 100% I'm much better than I have ever been and no longer need to think about daily medication or a hysterectomy.

Andrea is warm and welcoming. She makes you feel important and very comfortable. Andrea listens to what is going on with your body and asks all the right questions. I am so very grateful for the changes I have seen and felt through her treatment and care. I would highly recommend giving Andrea a try. You won't be disappointed.

Sincerely,


Lisa Brewer
Over the past few months I'm very happy to say that Andrea was able to identify and address several areas of pain and discomfort mostly related to my sport injuries. Her massage therapy cupping techniques combined with specific acupuncture treatments has made significant positive improvements with my pain management. Successive treatments has enabled me to continue with playing sports and more importantly has given me the physical freedom to do every day activities without reoccurring pain symptoms.

Andrea's knowledge and experience of acupuncture gained from her clinical practice has benefited greatly, specifically dealing with my knee's osteoarthritis.

I will be sure to follow up with you at your new clinic and wish you much success with your practice!

Thank-you,

Paul Patterson
Andrea Low is an excellent Acupuncture Practitioner. She is a conscientious and intuitive professional. She listens and understands a patient's concerns and takes the time to explain what treatment she feels is best for them.

Andrea has assisted me with several issues that I have encountered over the last year including digestive problems, numbness in my arm due to pinched nerves, as well as foot pain relief relating to plantar fasciitis.

Andrea is a positive, enthusiastic and thorough practitioner and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.

GW

Contact Us

Please be advised: Our Practitioners share the reception duties. If you should reach our voicemail, please leave us your name and contact number. One of our practitioners will be happy to answer any questions you may have with-in 24/48hours. We also have personal emails listed below, if this better suits your needs. Thank you for your interest in The Acu Loft, we look forward to assisting you on your healing journey!

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andrea@aculoft.ca
krystal@aculoft.ca

Feel free to text/call:

902.827.2927 (business)
902.497.7940 (cell)

Find Us

Take NS-107E, Continue driving straight until you reach exit 19 NS-7/NS-207/West Porters Lake/Lawrencetown, At the stop sign, make a right onto West Porters Lake Road, Marjorie Drive is 5klm in on the right hand side. We are the third property on the left. Relaxation awaits see you soon!

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Hours of Operation for Acupuncture Services

At The Loft
Monday 2pm - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm

Pillars of Health
10 Portland St, Suite 101
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1G9
902-444-3303

Tuesday 1:30pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

Hours of Operation for Massage Therapy Services

At The Loft
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 12pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm

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