Call 250.954.2273 to book an appointment with Lindsay Rusk R.Ac.
Acupuncture is an ancient method of healing, which involves the insertion of very thin, sterile, single-use needles into specific areas of the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating nerves in certain points on the body, which in turn creates biochemical responses in other areas of the body. For example, these biochemical responses can include reactions such as endorphin release to eliminate pain, neurotransmitter release to help improve sleep quality or mood, endocrine stimulation to balance all families of hormones, and immune stimulation to increase resilience to cold or flu. Acupuncture also increases blood flow to targeted body areas. Along with healthy fresh blood comes nutrients, oxygen and white blood cells which greatly helps to facilitate the healing of many varied health disorders.
When performed by a qualified registered acupuncturist, acupuncture is very safe, effective, and has virtually no negative side effects. Acupuncture has been shown to treat hundreds of health conditions, some of which include:
Pain: Acute and chronic pain, virtually anywhere in the body. Back pain, neck pain and headaches/migraines, TMJ, sciatica, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, joint pain (spine, jaw, shoulder, elbow, wrist, finger, hip, knee, ankle), plantar fasciitis, muscle aches & tensions, sports related injuries, tendonitis, fibromyalgia.
Trauma: Pre-surgery preparation, post-surgery, wound or trauma healing.
Neurological Conditions: Neuropathy, numbness, tingling, stroke, Bell’s Palsy.
General Health: Sleep disorders and insomnia, fatigue, weight loss or gain, blood pressure, blood sugar and diabetes.
Emotional Health: Stress, anxiety, depression.
Digestive Conditions: Nausea, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, IBS.
Respiratory Health: Sinusitis, rhinitis, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, common cold.
Gynaecological Conditions: Infertility, PMS, menstrual disorders, painful menstruation, menopausal symptoms, pregnancy support, morning sickness, labour induction, postpartum recovery.
Addictions: Smoking, drugs and alcohol cessation, withdrawal support, sugar or food addiction.
Preventative: Treat minor issues before they develop into serious conditions.
In a Community Acupuncture setting, patients receive their own personalized acupuncture treatment, while in a group. Patients enter the treatment room at staggered times, which provides each person a short personal one-on-one consultation with the acupuncturist. The difference from private treatments is that in a community acupuncture session everyone relaxes with their needles in, while sharing a common space. Community acupuncture is the perfect way to relax, unwind, heal and recharge, all at the same time. Many clients notice a magnification of therapeutic effect and relaxation while in a group acupuncture setting. The community acupuncture model enables an acupuncturist to treat many people at once, which in turn allows a reduction in the cost of acupuncture treatment, to a more affordable rate. Community Acupuncture is offered Friday afternoons from 12:30 till 5:30. Please call 250-954-2273 to inquire or to book an appointment.
Initial Treatment: $40
Follow Up Treatments: $35
We also offer Private Acupuncture treatments at Bare Roots. In a private acupuncture session, you have more privacy as well as more one on one time to talk about your health concerns and health goals with your acupuncturist. In a private session, your acupuncturist may also use other modalities within the scope of Chinese Medicine such as moxibustion, cupping and Chinese massage. Please call 250-954-2273 to inquire or to book an appointment.
Initial Treatment: $100
Follow Up Treatments: $75
Medical Services Plan (MSP) will cover $23 per visit, for a maximum of 10 visits per calendar year, to supplementary health care practitioners such as acupuncturists if you are a B.C. resident and qualify for premium assistance (income less than $28,000 per year).
If you are covered by premium assistance, there will be an additional charge of just $17 for your initial community acupuncture session, and an additional charge of $12 for follow ups.
If you are covered by premium assistance, there will be an additional charge of just $77 for your initial private session, and an additional charge of $52 for follow ups.
Lindsay Rusk, R.Ac.
Lindsay has always had a keen interest in living a healthy, holistic lifestyle. These passions led her to pursue a career in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. She studied this ancient form of medicine at the Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC, and is currently registered as an acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of British Columbia.In her practice, Lindsay has seen the power and effectiveness of acupuncture. Acupuncture has proven to be a very effective tool on her clients’ path to personal health. When Lindsay is not performing her healing arts, she is often found hiking with her dogs, gardening, practicing yoga, knitting, reading, or cooking healthy and delicious meals made from local and organic food.