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Acupuncture is performed at New Earth Therapy by Dr. Michelle Marcoux, ND, as part of her naturopathic medicine license.

 Please note that Dr. Marcoux is NOT a licensed acupuncturist, but rather a naturopathic doctor who also does acupuncture.  Please check with your insurance provider before booking to be sure that your acupuncture coverage includes naturopathic doctors.  Otherwise, your acupuncture appointment will likely need to be claimed under naturopathic services rather than acupuncture.


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, stainless steel needles through the skin into underlying tissues at specific points on the body's surface.  The needles are sterile and disposed of after each use.  Some needles may be coated in an inert lubricant such as silicone to aid in ease of insertion.

Acupuncture helps to stimulate circulation, lymph flow, muscle relaxation, nutrient exchange, and waste removal in cells.  It also helps to shift your nervous system into a parasympathetic state, also known as ‘rest and digest’ mode.  This helps create a feeling of relaxation and safety in your body.


What is Acupuncture used for?

Acupuncture can be used to treat many health concerns. Some of the most common things Dr. Marcoux uses acupuncture for include:

Hormone balancing:

  • Fertility support

  • Painful or irregular periods

  • Menopausal symptoms



  • Muscle pain or tension

  • Headaches

  • TMJ

  • Injuries

Nervous system balance:

  • Fatigue

  • Brain Fog

  • Insomnia/difficulty sleeping

  • Moodiness/mood changes


Can anyone have an Acupuncture treatment?

Acupuncture can be used by most people, provided they are comfortable with needles being inserted into their skin.  The needles are very thin and are generally comfortable once inserted. Some people will feel some discomfort during the insertion, but should not be in pain or discomfort once the needles are in place.  If there is pain or discomfort after insertion, the needles will be adjusted accordingly until you are comfortable.

There are, however, a few cases where acupuncture should not be performed or may need to be modified.  Acupuncture should not be performed on any areas of numbness or on patients with active cancer or an uncontrolled bleeding disorder.  Patients who are pregnant or have pacemakers will require a modified treatment, so please be sure to let Dr. Marcoux, ND know if any of these apply to you before treatment begins.


How do I book in?

If you are interested in receiving an acupuncture treatment, please book a Naturopathic Adult Initial Visit with Dr. Marcoux, ND, and indicate during your booking that you would like to have an acupuncture treatment.  Dr. Marcoux, ND will adjust your intake accordingly and ensure that there is time during the intake to do your first acupuncture treatment. Afterwards, you can book appointments specific for acupuncture as needed.

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