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Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

All appointments at Evolve include an in-depth health history interview and full Chinese medical consultation to determine the best possible treatment plan for each individual. Stand-alone appointments can be made for the following services:


-TuiNa Medical Bodywork

-Chinese Herbal Consultation

-Nutritional Consultation


-Virtual Visits

All acupuncture appointments include nutritional and herbal consultations as well as a full Chinese medical consultation. Different treatment methods may be used during an acupuncture appointment. These various treatments will be recommended by your practitioner based on your state of health and needs on the date of your appointment. These include:



-Gua Sha


-TuiNa Medical Bodywork

Do you offer chiropractic?

Yes, we currently offer Chiropractic as a stand-alone service or in addition to an acupuncture appointment. It is also possible to receive a traditional Chinese treatment method called Bone-Setting, which involves manual therapeutic movement of the limbs and joints. Whether either of these methods will be used depends on your state of health at the time of your appointment and at the discretion of your practitioner.

Do you perform cupping?

We offer cupping as part of a global treatment strategy instead of as a stand-alone service. Cupping is best when performed during an acupuncture visit or a tuina medical massage visit.

What does acupuncture treat?

-Acupuncture treats the body as a whole, so, anything from pain to stress to chronic disease, acupuncture can help.

-Autoimmune disorders




-Gynecology and women’s health

-Longevity and healthy aging



-Obstetrics, pre/postnatal



-Pain management

-Pre/post operation


-Allergic Rhinitis

-Acute low back pain

-Acute Stroke 


-Aromatase- inhibitor- induced arthralgia

-Asthma in adults

-Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy

-Cancer pain

-Cancer-related fatigue

-Chemotherapy- induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics)

-Chronic low back pain


-Depression (with antidepressants)

-Dry eyes

-Headache (tension type and chronic)

-Hypertension (with medication)

-Immune dysfunction



-Irritable bowel syndrome

-Knee osteoarthritis

-Labour pain

-Lateral elbow pain

-Migraine prevention

-Menopausal hot flushes

-Modulating sensory perception thresholds

-Neck Pain


-Perimenopausal & Post menopausal insomnia

-Plantar heel pain

-Post-stroke insomnia

-Post-stroke spasticity

-Post-traumatic stress disorder

-Postoperative nausea and vomiting

-Postoperative pain

-Prostatitis pain/ chronic pelvic pain

-Restless leg syndrome

-Schizophrenia (with antipsychotics)


-Shoulder impingement syndrome, early stage (with exercise)

-Shoulder pain

-Smoking cessation (up to 3 months)

-Stroke rehabilitation

-Temporomandibular pain

What happens during the appointment?

During your first visit you will receive a comprehensive medical history, evaluation, and consultation. Treatment will immediately follow the intake portion of your appointment, which can include different treatment methods depending on what you are coming in for. Follow ups include an evaluation, consultation, and treatment.

How should I prepare for my first-time appointment?

You should receive an email to confirm your appointment at the time of scheduling. Within that email, you will be able to follow a link to complete your new patient paperwork. You can save time by filling out that paperwork online, otherwise, please arrive 15 mins earlier than your scheduled appointment time to allow for on-boarding.

Please bring any relevant medical history information, including blood labs, imaging, and prescription history.

Please dress comfortably and avoid arriving very hungry or too full to your appointment.

I am afraid of needles – is there a way to be seen without receiving acupuncture?

Yes, there are options to receive care if you do not want acupuncture. Our caring front desk staff can advise you on who best to speak with regarding your individual needs.

What is the cost of treatment?

Most visits at Evolve can be covered by insurance and depends on your individual plan and coverage. We can help you verify your insurance coverage by calling our helpful and caring front desk, or by visiting our website.

For those paying out-of-pocket, our fee schedule can be seen HERE and is broken down by appointment type.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, you can click HERE to submit your information for verification or please call our helpful and caring front desk.  We will check your policy to verify that you are covered with our clinic.

How long is an appointment?

Please allow up to 90 minutes for a first-time appointment, and 60 minutes for follow-ups

How many appointments do I need?

It depends on your condition. If it is something acute like a sprain, it can take 2-3 treatments or for a chronic condition, perhaps 6-8 treatments. If you were coming in for something like an autoimmune disorder we would plan your treatments closer together and then move on to a maintenance regimen. This is something to discuss in further detail with your practitioner.

What opportunities do you offer for professionals/practitioners?

We offer a number of Post-Graduate Continuing Education courses. For a full list and details, please visit us HERE.

Looking for space to offer your own classes? We have a full classroom and movement studio and are open hosting your educational event at Evolve. Please contact us for more information.


Don’t see your question? Feel free to give us a call, send an email, or drop by the clinic.
We’re happy to help.