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Kingston Registered Acupuncture

Explore the ancient healing practice of Registered Acupuncture at Mercury Massage, where traditional techniques meet modern wellness. Our expert practitioners, rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, offer personalized treatments designed to balance your qi and address a wide range of health concerns, from pain relief to stress reduction and improved fertility.


Experience the synergistic benefits of acupuncture combined with massage therapy, tailored to your unique needs and schedules. Begin your journey towards holistic health and well-being with us, and discover the transformative power of acupuncture in a serene and professional environment.

Acupuncture treatment performed in Kingston

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, metal needles to stimulate specific points of the body that reach meridians. These stimulation points are called acupuncture points or acupoints. Traditional Chinese medicine holds that there are 365 commonly used acupuncture points on 20 meridians on the human body. Typically, it takes 15 to 30 minutes of manipulating the needles in these acupuncture points and 30 to 60 minutes of retaining the needles. By doing so, it regulates the flow of qi throughout the body and restore health to the mind and body, thus balancing the yin and yang. The insertions of needles are manipulated either by the hand or by electrical stimulation, called electroacupuncture.

Needles inserted during an acupuncture treatment should be painless. Every patient experience is different; patients may experience bruising, bleeding, needle site pain and sensation, or needle fainting. However, these symptoms may be expected (minimal bleeding) and desired (tingle, tight sensation - "de qi response"). Patients should inform the practitioner if any discomfort arises.

Is dry needling the same as TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) acupuncture?

Dry needling is a technique used by Western practitioners such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, and occupational therapists etc. based on strictly body anatomy in opposed to TCM principals. Thin metal needles are inserted in specific muscle trigger points to release tension and pain. Dry needling does not apply any TCM principals nor diagnosis. Hence, dry needling practitioners are not necessarily receiving the same level of training as set out by the standards of our College. In other words, those who practise dry needling might not meet the requirements to use the title of "Registered Acupuncturist" or "Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner" in the province of Ontario.

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Acupuncture Benefits

Acupuncture offers a wide array of benefits, making it an effective treatment for various conditions. By addressing the body's meridians, it can significantly reduce pain, decrease stress by calming the sympathetic nervous system, and enhance fertility through improved circulation to reproductive organs.

Acupuncture is known for mitigating nausea and fatigue during the first trimester of pregnancy. It is a holistic approach to health that supports the body's natural healing processes, contributing to overall wellness and vitality.

Supporting Your Wellness

We emphasize a painless and patient-centric experience, tailored to each individual's health needs and wellness objectives.

Charles Acupuncture Clinic Hours:

  • Monday 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Saturdays 10 AM - 3 PM

Initial acupuncture + massage therapy consult appointment:

45 min $80 + HST

Follow up acupuncture + massage therapy treatment:

30 min $65 + HST

Mercury Massage Acupuncture Treatments

Begin Your Acupuncture Journey

Whether you're seeking relief from specific health conditions or aiming to enhance your overall well-being, our skilled practitioners are here to provide personalized care. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation or follow-up treatment, and discover the transformative power of acupuncture for yourself.

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