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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

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.
Doreen V.

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

Shannon G.
Shannon G.

I’ve been seeing Allison for acupuncture for seven years and she has helped me tremendously! The ReVibe is a beautiful place to receive treatments and you feel relaxed as soon as you enter its doors!It’s a bit of paradise!💕🙏🏻💕Thanks so much!Nancy Dyckson💜

Nancy D.
Nancy D.

Excellent/Professional. Highly recommend!

Josh B.
Josh B.

I love this place! They offer amazing services in a professional manner within a relaxing environment.

Sarah O.
Sarah O.

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

Kristie K.
Kristie K.

Excellent experience! Excellent playlist!

Sherry M.
Sherry M.

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

Dayna M.
Dayna M.

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

Anna H.
Anna H.

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.
Nikki D.

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.
Denise W.

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

Maggie B.
Maggie B.

I highly recommend The ReVibe services a very happy, relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Allison & Marc are great they understand your needs always very helpful. I will definitely be returning!

PILAR C.
PILAR C.

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.
Jennifer G.

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

Ashley H.
Ashley H.

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.
Josh Z.

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

Glenn B.
Glenn B.

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

Linda M.
Linda M.

I was so apprehensiveabout trying acupuncture but was referred by my physical therapist. My first time there...I walked in and it was so comforting and welcoming! Marc listened to me and assured me my experience would be beneficial for recovery of a shoulder injury, treatments have been amazing. Everything has been so serene, from the super clean reception area to the quiet and tranquil treatment rooms. The soothing music and overall atmosphere is unbelievably revitalizing, food for the soul!

Hazel C.
Hazel C.

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.
Joy n Brian B.

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

Damey K.
Damey K.

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

Megan B.
Megan B.

Love every visit to Revibe! Tranquil and relaxing from the moment you walk in the door!

Seanne H.
Seanne H.

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.
Dale B.

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

Maureen B.
Maureen B.

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.
Diane R.

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

Michelle M.
Michelle M.

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

Joanne B.
Joanne B.

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

Terry-Ann A.
Terry-Ann A.

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.
Tashia R.

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

Sharayah E.
Sharayah E.

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.
Heather J.

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)