As of April 1st, 2008, acupuncture performed by registered acupuncturists in B.C. are covered under the Medical Services Plan(MSP) premium-assistance program. Those who make less than $28,000 per year are eligible to have $23 covered for up to 10 visits. Please see news release.
Since 1996, acupuncture became a recognized profession governed by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA), a self regulatory body that operates under the auspices of the B.C. provincial government and the Health Professions Act.
Below is a partial list of ailments that can treated effectively by acupuncture. Please talk to us for more information on how acupuncture can benefit you.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Headaches and migraines
Muscle pain and stiffness (including neck, shoulder, back, knee, etc.)