FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?

Silver Fern offers direct billing to ICBC, MSP and a variety of insurance companies including,
Great West Life, Manulife, Sunlife Financial, Green Shield, Pacific Blue Cross, Medavie Blue Cross, Desjardins, IA Financial Group, Johnson, Johnston Group, Chamber of Commerce, CINUP, Cowan, First Canadian Insurance Corporation, Group Health, Group Source, Manion + Maximum Benefit


WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies depending on where the needle has been inserted. The patient may experience numbness, heaviness, tingling, warmth, slight pain or a dull ache upon insertion. These reactions are good and indicate that the treatment is working. Most people find the experience to be relaxing, as they discover a deep sense peace and well being

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE + AFTER A TREATMENT

Try not to have a large meal within 1 hour of your appointment as you will be lying on your stomach

Try to avoid food or drink that colours your tongue before the appointment such as coffee or turmeric


After the treatment you're likely to feel relaxed and calm. If the treatment has been particularly strong, you may feel tired or drowsy. If you experience this reaction, try to rest and sip on some herbal tea 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief while others may take weeks or months to achieve results. In general, chronic conditions take longer to resolve than acute complaints. Treatments may be recommended on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis.