Our FAQs

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation. 
Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Eastern medicine. TCM reveals that the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced "chee") through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.
Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions.
Acupuncture is not for everyone. If you choose to see an acupuncturist, discuss it with your doctor first and find a practitioner who is licensed as having proper training and credentials.



Reference: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/acupuncture

What insurances do you accept?

  • Advantages Sociaux Medic Construction

  • Canada Life

  • Manulife Financial

  • Sun Life Financial

  • BPA

  • Canadian Construction Workers Union

  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

  • CINUP

  • ClaimSecure

  • Cowan Insurance Group (managed by Express Scripts Canada)

  • D.A. Townley

  • Desjardins Insurance

  • Empire Life

  • First Canadian

  • GreenShield

  • GMS Carriers 49 and 50 (Express Scripts Canada)

  • GroupHEALTH

  • GroupSource

  • Industrial Alliance

  • Johnson Inc.

  • Johnston Group

  • LiUna Local 183

  • LiUna Local 506

  • Manion

  • Maximum Benefit

  • SSQ Insurance

  • TELUS AdjudiCare

How is Cedar & Pine Acupuncture-Herb Clinic different from other clinics?

Our clinic is two generations of Acupuncture service that varies from traditional techniques to modern techniques. We are an acupuncture specific clinic with real experience and real results.

What is QI Beauty (cosmetic acupuncture) ?

Qi beauty™ is used for: 

  • Wrinkles and fine lines 

  • Skin health recovery for tired and damaged skin

  • Eye lines (woking 1mm)

  • Skin tone, overall complexion, uneven tone, skin brightening 

  • Enhancing natural volume for cheeks, corner of the eye, lips, top lip, chin

  • Strengthening the lip line for a stronger and more defined line to reduce lipstick bleed

  • Increasing energy of skin for a more vibrant and healthy appearance 

  • Reducing redness, inflammation, heat, and skin irritations

  • Oxygenating skin for healthier skin recovery

  • Assisting scar healing and scar recovery (up to 4 days post-op) *Qi beauty Medi-Cosmedic only

  • Assisting the recovery of damaged skin post microdermabrasion, cosmetic procedures, and some medications

  • Qi beauty™ assists strengthening the skin barrier to restore damaged

  • barrier and TEWL

  • Qi beauty™ improves the environment for the skin microbiome to

  • encourage healthy skin flora to attach, reducing breakouts, redness

  • and skin disorders

  • Qi beauty is suitable for sensitive skin

How does Qi beauty™ work?  


The greatest sign of skin deficiencies - that is aging - is the loss of energy. Qi beauty™ stimulates skin using a Matrix to oxygenate and energize. ATP cells are powered by oxygen and energy, Qi beauty™ works on the surface of skin using our gauss specific gold plated Micro-stimulators to create controlled gradients that function below the surface to power and restore homeostasis to skin deficiencies. 


How many treatments will I need?

You will benefit from the first treatment immediately. Qi beauty is safe for long-term use. As we are not damaging skin, inducing trauma to stimulate healing, Qi beauty is safe for weekly treatments. Your certified Qi beauty practitioner will create a skin management plan to maintain your skin health at every age. Qi beauty guarantees a result after just one treatment.

For Menopausal skin, loss of elasticity, collagen depletion and skin barrier impairment we recommend a treatment series, between 3 - 6 Qi beauty Treatments within 6 weeks.


Why are the Magnets Gold Plated? 

Qi beauty™ gauss specific micro-stimulators are double gold coated and designed specifically for achieving skin lift and pro-health results. Gold Particle Alchemy assists with healthy skin pH and is known to be brightening for skin. After one use, Qi beauty™ micro-stimulators are noticeably tarnished, as the power of the magnet and the gold is spent on skin. 


How long do I have to wait to have Qi beauty after having
fillers?

After dermal fillers or injectables, you should wait 2 weeks to have any other skin treatments, facials, or use any at-home devices, to allow the filler to settle. Advise your therapist of any fillers of immobilisers prior to your treatment.


How does Qi beauty™ Lift skin? 

Qi beauty uses technology that offers practitioners control of gradients for skin health recovery. Following one of Qi beauty’s 7 protocols, practitioners manage safe and controlled gradients within a SMF to facilitate the movement of intrinsic compounds that assist in redefining how skin looks and behaves.

Who CANNOT USE Qi beauty™ ?

Before your Qi beauty™ Treatment Advise your practitioner of any areas treated with Botox and dermalfillers.You cannot have Qi beauty™  If you are allergic to gold, are pregnant or have a pacemaker.

Is Qi beauty™ Natural? 


Every contour and feature of the face is considered during every Qi beauty treatment. Qi beauty’s controlled gradients allow us to manipulate facial volume to where it needs to be for the best pro-health, pro-recovery results. Qi beauty method includes protocols for lifting, sculpting, reducing the depth and length of lines, and improving the texture and volume of skin to reduce crepeing. Qi beauty works below the surface. Once a Matrix is on, skin is instantly responsive to the Static Magnetic Field; from a cellular level, skin responds by moving all the sub-dermal compounds upwards. Skin appears healthy and energised. Qi beauty™ is completely damage-free, needle-free, pain-free, and is safe for people of all ages. 

*Standard Magnetic warning applies to people with pacemakers or pregnant women.