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Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

A 3000 Year old Medicine for Modern Issues

A relaxing and effective treatment covered by most health insurance (see FAQ below).

Our practitioners have experience and can help with:

  • Muscular, Joint and Nerve Pain Management
  • Hormonal, Reproduction  and Fertility support
  • Stress, Anxiety, Nervous System and Sleep issues
  • Digestive and Urinary issues
  • Skin issues, Scars, Wrinkles and Fine lines

 

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture works by stimulating some receptors on the Fascia (the film on top of muscles) to release tensions from the nervous system in other parts of the body. This release will relax muscles, improve the blood flow, moving the inflammation away from the damaged area and starting & improving the healing process.

 

If you have any questions or wondering how we can help you, please call the clinic at 709-422-4524.

Testimonies and Reviews

We had an awesome first visit here! They are very informative, friendly and professional, can't wait to go back again!

Had a great experience, professional service. Beautiful atmosphere and the aroma, oh so relaxing!

Michelle M.

Visited their space and was welcomed with beautiful essential oil scent and soft music.

Stephanie S.

This place is excellent! I had an acupuncture treatment and was very pleased with how relaxing it was. Thank you!

I regularly see Allison for acupuncture and fire cupping to help with the soreness and pains I have from running. It is always a pleasure to see her, she is very knowledgeable in her field and takes the time to listen to how I’m feeling and treat accordingly. Allison always makes me feel comfortable and takes her time with treatments always ensuring I get the best experience.

Heather J.

LOVE the ReVibe Centre!! Just had a massage with Gillian and my back feels completely revitalized! I've tried the Acupuncture Happy Hour as well and it was so relaxing! Staff are so friendly and helpful!

Kayla W.

What a fabulous gift to your area. Such knowledgeable people working there!!!

Awesome place, awesome people, awesome treatments 🙂

Love the staff, the building is so tranquil. I absolutely love the background music, very relaxing. Jillian does great massages.

Terry-Ann A.

I had my first ever massage with Gillian on Friday and she was excellent. Im currently pregnant so having that done was so relaxing. I'll definitely be back again soon.

Wow your centre looks amazing! I would love to try the Organic Lavender Eye Pillow! Also if I’m ever in the area I would love to drop in and check out everything in your shop! Keep up the great work!!!

Nikki D.

Wonderful experience! Skeptic to Acupuncture, but at a loss of anything that works. Tried it once and will always come here before any other option for therapy. Alison was wonderful for my first visit as I was nervous. She listened to me talk about every single symptom, asked questions, and genuinely cared that I get better. She was very thorough in her assessment. My first treatment hooked me! The first relief I have had in years.
I have had a total of 4 treatments, and each treatment continues to be fantastic. I am always relaxed as soon as I enter the building. The effects of the treatments last throughout the weeks, not just the day of treatment.
The facility is clean, relaxing, and everyone is extremely kind. And the essential oil blends are fantastic!!! Already looking forward to more visits.

I love everything about your clinic! I feel relaxed as soon as I walk in the door. Your new building is beautiful!

Kristie K.

Absolutely wonderful atmosphere! Super excited to try out all the services offered!

My son and I go to Happy Hour every Monday! We both enjoy the hour of relaxation!

Friendly staff, excellent service, and top-notch products! I highly recommend ReVibe!

Dayna M.

I cannot express how wonderful the staff at ReVibe are, they are so kind and actually care about their clients. Their new home is calm and serene. You can feel the tension leave your body when you walk in the door. I’ve received acupuncture and the acupuncture facial - which I think everyone should have, it is amazing! They offer acupuncture, massage, herbal remedies, aromatherapy, nutrition and products from beeswax wraps to skin care.

Terri H.

Great place, very relaxing. Both Marc and Allison make sure you have the best experience and are great at what they do!

Ashley H.

The acupuncture facial is simply fabulous. Allison was so easygoing and professional...think it’s going to be my new obsession! Gillian is a great massage therapist...love my massages 😊

Denise W.

Beautiful place.... this was my first visit and Colette made me feel so relaxed and comfortable...Will certainly be back! Thank you!!

My 1st visit was today and the whole experience was amazing�
Alison was so friendly and made me feel at ease right away. She was very informative and asked me a lot of questions before even beginning the procedure. I felt relaxed and look forward to my next visit alreay��

What a wonderful reassuring and uplifting session. Love walking away from appointments with tools to work with and well informed information.

Joanne B.

Very clean, relaxing and professional atmosphere. Be prepared to take your shoes off upon entry. I have massage with Darlene & acupuncture with Mark. I have been having acupuncture & massage for over 15 years. This place, is the best hands down! I have been seeing Darlene since I have lived in Gander and I will continue to visit the Revibe Centre for all my needs. They also have a lot of great products! You have to check it out

I’ve been considering trying acupuncture for many years and just never got around to it. Finally, Janine booked an appointment for me. My only regret is that I didn’t try it sooner. Very relaxing and provided pain relief for my back, which was why I wanted to try it in the first place. Marc and Allison have set up a wonderful clinic. Awesome experience!

Great service!! Fast efficient and very helpful staff!!

Damey K.

The Facial Rejuvenation treatment with Dr. Allison Maloney is amazing! It’s relaxing and therapeutic. Inflammation in my jaw was gone with one treatment!

Diane R.

I had an Acupuncture treatment here last night and it was a wonderful experience. I thought Marc-Alexandre was terrific! I will be returning soon and I highly recommend The ReVibe Center!

Excellent service! Loved the acupuncture facial.

A very welcoming, clean and relaxing environment. Would absolutely recommend for massage therapy services! A+

Anna H.

Love this place so much. Whether it be a massage with Gillian or acupuncture with Mark, I always feel rejuvenated when I leave.

I have yet to visit for a service but I would love to try the acupuncture facial 😍

Maggie B.

Very impressed with the treatments that I received from all my experiences at the ReVibe Centre . My heath has improved tremendously. Thank you

Joy n Brian B.

Love their new space! Went for an Acupuncture Rejuvenation Facial and enjoyed it so much! Can’t wait to go back!

Sharayah E.

I really loved the treatment I received at Revibe Centre!!! I was really nervous but they we so nice,friendly and really put you at ease.

I love this place! Relaxes me as soon as I walk in the door. The scents, the music..fantastic atmosphere. The accupuncture and cupping is amazing.. balances the body. Have helped me through a lot of pain, physically & mentally.

Dale B.

These folks are the real deal! They are like family from the moment you walk in the door. Not only are you welcome, they are all experts in their field. Anything with your body or mind that is troubling you, they will expertly and professionally handle it! Check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

The acupuncture facial is amazing and relaxing.One of the best massages I have ever had was by Suzanne Osmond. She used the perfect amount of pressure and worked out all of my tightness. For the first time in over a year I went to bed pain free. Definitely my go to girl from now on.

Jennifer G.

Just home from a wonderful acupuncture facial rejuvenation session with Alison. What a relaxing and calming way to end my work day. I absolutely loved it and this can be claimed on most insurances! I will definitely book again.

If you have not tried accupuncture, trust me it is AMAZING!

Linda M.

Wonderful place, wonderful staff 🙂 Gillian is my massage therapist and I would recommend her to anyone!

Shannon G.

These people know how to make you feel relaxed. The atmosphere when you walk in the door begins the process and the staff take care of the rest. They know how to get to the root of your pain and help you get rid of it. Great job folks! You are amazing!

Rob B.

Had my first visit today with Marc.
Such a calming and clean atmosphere in the clinic, very professional.
I had acupuncture and cupping therapies and I’m hooked. So relaxing and beneficial. I’ve been interested in trying this for my neck and back tension, and the results were almost instantaneous. I will be back!

My wife somehow tweaked her back the day before we left Alberta to head to Newfoundland and after a red eye flight she couldn't take the pain anymore. Being a long weekend we had no luck getting anyone who was open and we kept calling as we drove across the island. About an hour and a half from Gander these guys returned our call and had been willing to get us in and try a few different things to help my wifes pain including cupping & acupuncture. I really wanna say i was doubtful this would work as it seemed like a odd process but after 2 hours and a very patient and knowledgeable experience it was the first smile i seen on her face since the pain started. Now most places would take advantage of a holiday and our travelling from another province situation to charge any rate they wanted but these guys charged a very affordable rate and even tried to bill our insurance directly. We went from a 9/10 pain scale to almost nothing as we left to continued our drive to Burgeo for my wifes very first visit to the rock and i wanted her to be able to enjoy it for the next 12 days.If it had not been for these amazing people calling us back and working magic we really would not be able to have the great memories from our trip as we did.Thank You for helping us out and we shall never forget the folks of Gander :)Josh & Randi-lyn

Josh Z.

Love Alison... Beautiful place, beautiful atmosphere, very helpful and accommodating. My whole family loves this place.

Love going here - the atmosphere is so welcoming! The cleanliness, smells and sounds make you feel relaxed as soon as you enter! The staff members are very friendly and they offer some great products!

Doreen V.

Excellent experience! Excellent playlist!

Sherry M.

I went to the Revibe for acupuncture and was introduced to cupping at that time as well. It was a fantastic experience. Marc and Allison were so warm and welcoming. I just love the overall atmosphere there. I like to browse their products too. No matter the reason for the visit you’re always greeted with a smile. Now to book a facial!! 🙂

Mandy A.

Best massage I’ve had in years. Highly recommend Suzanne Osmond. Very friendly staff.

Glenn B.

Had a massage done today, Loved everything about my experience! Highly recommended!!

Highly recommend. Love my experience at revibe! Love your facials with the east coast glow products 💖✨

Meghan H.

I cannot because to many will love it and I may have to wait to long for appointment, so that should tell you about my experience, just love those guys and what an inspiration they are to everyone, bless you Allison and Mark, ps try the facial acupuncture, awesome 😎 cheers 🍻

Allison is excellent at what she does. She is very professional and knowledgeable.

Maureen B.

this is the most amazing place ever...... great people and Darlene does wonderful massages ... I love going there to get my treatments done

Excellent/Professional. Highly recommend!

Josh B.

Accupuncture is awesome!
Allison has helped me with many things especially my migraines.
She is fantastic!
Darlene is my Massage Therapist there and has relieved many of my muscle problems.
Have yet to have Marc as a acupuncturist ,but great patient service all around.�

Just love the atmosphere at their new location. The treatments are fabulous as well. So relaxing.

Jill W.

Awesome clinic and great people!Acupuncture and other therapies have helped my health in a natural way, thanks to Allison at ReVibe Center. Being a huge supporter of reaching out to natural healing first, I definitely recommend checking out what ReVibe has to offer!👍🏻

Tashia R.

After having a running injury, I visited Marc for my first acupuncture session & I was back on the road within a couple of days. As a long distance runner, I'm extremely pleased with service Marc has provided to me, very friendly professional & I would recommend him to anyone!!

Acupuncture gives me relief in many areas of pain. Glad I found you, ReVibe!

My husband and myself are happy to say that we have nothing but good to say about our experiences with the ReVibe Center. They have helped us out in so many ways!! Along with the treatments we have received, we also have purchased a variety of different products from them! Those products have made some major life changes, and for the better for sure!!! I recommend the ReVibe Center to anyone!!! Five Star all the way!!!!!

Always look forward to visiting it's a lovely, relaxing experience and Allison is just too sweet!

Megan B.

Our Acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Owner & Therapist
Dr. Allison Maloney

Registered Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga Instructor

Marc-Alexandre Mestres
Owner & Therapist
Marc-Alexandre Mestres

Registered Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Covered by most insurances

Acupuncture Price List

New patients will receive a comprehensive health assessment followed by an acupuncture treatment. On your 2nd visit, you will be given a personalized treatment plan to ensure you have a clear road-map towards your health goals.

Follow up treatment for returning patients. Duration:60min

30 Min Fire-Cupping

Happy Hour - Acupuncture & Aromatherapy Therapy Session This tranquil class will leave you totally relaxed. All you need to do is wear your comfy clothes and be ready to fall into a blissful sleep (here or when you get home ????)! Limited space available! ???? ❤️

Rejuvenating acupuncture treatment to help nourish and hydrate the skin, build collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and tone and lift facial muscles Includes: All-Natural skincare products from East Coast Glow Facial Massage Facial Jade-roller Massage Facial Streamer with Aromatherapy

What is Acupuncture? Why is it so effective?

Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy practiced for over 3000 years.

 

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture works by stimulating some receptors on the Fascia (the film on top of muscles) to release tensions from the nervous system in other parts of the body. This release will relax muscles, improve the blood flow, moving the inflammation away from the damaged area and starting & improving the healing process.

 

Thanks to its effect on the nervous system and the whole body, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture works great for Whole body issues like:

  • Muscular, Joint and Nerve Pain Management
  • Hormonal, Reproduction  and Fertility support
  • Stress, Anxiety, Nervous System and Sleep issues
  • Digestive and Urinary issues
  • Skin issues, Scars, Wrinkles and Fine lines

 

Acupuncture is practically painless as we use very fine needles which do not damage tissues. Actually, most people feel incredibly relaxed and refreshed after a treatment thanks to its effect on relaxing the nervous system.

 

The results can be seen during the treatment and last over time. For best results and depending of the issues it is recommended to follow a course of 3-5 treatments approx. a week apart.

What is Fire-Cupping?

Fire Cupping Therapy is a treatment where the therapist places suction cups on the skin. By creating a vacuum with a flame and placed on the skin, the tissue is drawn up into the cup. This increases the blood flow, loosens the fascia or connective tissue, to stimulate healing. It is similar to the way deep tissue massage can be used to break up scar tissue and reduce pain. The cups are often placed on the back, neck, and shoulders or the site of pain. Cupping may cause temporary bruising and soreness, depending upon the degree of suction and the stiffness/knot of the muscle. The cups are left on for around 10 minutes before being removed by releasing the pressure.

The advantage of the Fire Cupping is the use of glass cups with a smoother edge that glide easily on the skin.

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

We provide two different perspectives: Eastern and Western

THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE​

When your body feels a weakness in a tissue (joint, muscle, tendon, etc.) It will protect it by tightening the nervous system and all the muscles around the weak area, which can lead to tightness, pain, spams, pinched nerve and reduced blood flow. To be able to heal and reinforce the weak tissue Traditional Acupuncture puts the nervous system back in a relaxed stance, returning a normal blood flow and nerve supply, strengthening back the tissues. After each treatment your body feels the tissues are able to handle more and more movement and strength, reducing the amount of pain and restriction felt while using that part.

Scientific research has revealed Acupoints are located in nerve bundles and nerve endings, mast cells (used for immune response), lymphatic ducts, and capillaries. These Nervous system bundles can store a lot of tensions and tighten the muscles fed by the same fascia. When you release that tension by inserting an Acupuncture needle, it relaxes the nervous system, reducing tightness, pain and improving blood flow. Once relaxed the tissues are able to receive normal blood flow, which starts and improve the healing. in the tissues reach one of the nervous system bundle where a lot of tension has been stored.

 

Acupuncture channels also show up as different colors than surrounding tissues on films taken with infrared imaging. Western research has also indicated further benefits of acupuncture on the body’s physiological processes.

Aid in the function of immune system cells by stimulating the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones to reduce inflammation both locally and throughout the body. This in turn promotes the body’s natural healing process.

 

 

THE EASTERN PERSPECTIVE​

This stems from the belief that illness occurs when the body is out of balance or when something is blocking or affecting the body’s energy flow. “Qi” is all of the essential life energy that is flowing through the body and the motivating force of all physiological processes. We stimulate specific points located along the energy channels that connect all the major organs. This stimulation releases the blockage of “Qi” and promotes the body’s natural healing capabilities. While Western medicine has been around for centuries, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. The first record of TCM dates back over 2,000 years, though it is believed that the origin of TCM goes back for more than 5,000 years. Over the course of its history, experiences and techniques prove that TCM works effectively.

WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE FEEL LIKE?

Different people experience different sensations on their acupoints. Most people feel a slight pressure when a needle is inserted. For some, finger pressure feels stronger than when an acupuncture needle pierces the skin. For others, they do not feel pain. Depending on the points worked on, a patient may feel a little soreness, heaviness, tingling, or numbness.

These signs are indications that “Qi” or nervous feedback has been accessed and the nervous system tension has been released, releasing the pain and stiffness in the fascia associated with the needling area. Some patients have commented how comfortable they felt during a treatment, as well as feeling a tremendous sense of relaxation.

WHAT KIND OF ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES DO WE USE?

We only stock high quality needles that are sterile and disposable. These needles are used only once and then disposed of as per biohazard guidelines. We guarantee that each and every needle is manufactured in German factories that have high standard manufacturing and quality control procedures.

Whether the needle is used for body acupuncture or auricular acupuncture, the entire length of the needle shaft is coated with a micro layer of FDA-approved bioinert silicone to aid in reaching target depth and to minimize patient discomfort.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
  • Digestive:
    indigestion, bloating, ulcers, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, vomiting, gallstones, abdominal pain
  • Musculoskeletal:
    muscle ache, pain, stiffness back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, atrophy, tendinitis, fibromyalgia
  • Hormones:
    hyper/hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalances, diabetes
  • Women’s health:
    irregular or painful periods, amenorrhea, infertility, menopause, fibroids, cysts, uterine bleeding, pelvic pain
  • Emotional:
    anxiety, depression, stress,  mood disorders, addictions, insomnia
  • Immune:
    reduced immune function, fatigue, frequent illness, infections, inflammation
  • Urinary:
    frequent, urgent, painful or dysfunctional, kidney stones
  • Neck:
    neck pain, stiffness, whiplash
  • Head:
    headache, migraine, dizziness, eye pain, memory loss, facial pain, Bell’s palsy, toothache, jaw pain, sinusitis
  • Respiratory:
    asthma, allergies, cough, colds flu, chest tightness
Do you direct-bill insurances? Do I need a Doctor's referral?

Most extended medical/insurance plans cover Acupunsture treatment fees.

Please contact your insurance provider to check if they require a Doctor’s referral, to be able to claim or direct-bill treatments.

Allison and Marc-Alexandre are also licensed Naturopathic practitioners or Naturotherapists which can be cover by some insurances.

Insurances that we can direct-bill:

  • Bluecross
  • CanadaLife
  • Cinup
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Coughlin
  • Cooperators
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins
  • First Canadian
  • GroupHealth
  • Great-West-Life
  • GreenShield
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Insurance
  • Johnston Group
  • Manulife
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Sun Life Financial

If your insurance is not in the list, you will receive a receipt after the treatment that you can send to your insurance to get refunded of the portion covered.

ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS OF ACUPUNCTURE?

There are very few situations where acupuncture is advised against. The most common are:

  • If the patient has a hemophilic condition
  • If the patient has a severe psychotic condition
  • If the patient has a contagious disease, like TB (For public safety)