No, acupuncture should not hurt. A momentary prick is often felt around the needle as it is inserted, eventually creating a dull pressure or tingling around the area during the treatment. Most people are amazed by how relaxed they feel during and after the treatment. This can only occur if the treatment is comfortable and gentle.
As long as it is performed by a competent practitioner, acupuncture is extremely safe. Acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles that are discarded after one use.
Digestive disorders
Chronic pain
Weak immunity
Menstrual cramps
Menopausal symptoms
Stress management
Many benefits packages include acupuncture, and MSP will cover a portion of the treatment if you are on premium assistance. ( $23 will be reimbursed by MSP)
Cash, or check are the accepted forms of payment.
This is unique to the individual. For most chronic conditions, 5-7 treatments on a weekly basis tends to offer the best outcome. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits.
Yes, we have an extensive Chinese herbal pharmacy that consists primarily of dried raw herbs. We can also order custom personalized formulas that come as granulated capsules or tablets. The clinic also offers patent herbal formulas for some more common conditions.
Immune Weakness
Menstrual Cramps
Digestive Imbalances
Chronic Fatigue
Heart Palpitations
And Much More!
A comprehensive diagnosis is clearly communicated to you.
We love what we do and are devoted to top quality patient care.

We take our time with you: 1.5 hours in the first visit and 60 minute follow-ups.

We educate you about what’s wrong, why and how it can be healed according to Chinese medical principles.

When you get acupuncture treatments, at no extra charge, we give nutritional counselling, herbal consulting, cupping, moxibustion, and massage as needed.

All of our herbs are GMP certified, safe and effective.
You can speak to Marion or Kendra directly about your needs.

Your treatment is personally tailored to your needs. Many acupuncturists use the same protocols on all of their patients. At Kootenay Starr Healing, your treatment specifically reflects your unique individual dynamics.