Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are a time tested, holistic approach to obtaining whole-body wellness, addressing your health concerns, and preventing disease. Crystal Best Labranche- your Registered Acupuncturistwill take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and discuss the relationship between lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, and your overall health.
A thorough inspection of the tongue and pulse are diagnostic tools that are unique to Traditional Chine Medicine. With this information, Crystal will provide you with detailed diagnosis and treatment plan.
Furthermore, Crystal will discuss the types of treatments and therapies you will receive, the underlying causes of the imbalances, and a time line of care.
Crystal Best Labranche R.Ac CTCMPAO -REGISTERED ACUPUNCTURIST OWNER of BE WELL ACUPUNCTURE & WELLNESS CLINIC. (CRYSTAL BEST IS BILINGUAL - English & French Speaking)
CRYSTAL BEST is a gifted Registered Acupuncturist in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturist of Ontario.
Practicing since 2002 - Crystal Best Labranche is one the most requested/reffered to Acupuncturists in the Sudbury District. She is one of only a few formally trained/Registered Acupuncturist trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, (TCM) in the City of Greater Sudbury, in Ontario Canada.
With over 20 + years of clinical Acupuncture experience, her trainings began in Beijing, China, years of acupuncture schooling, yearly continual education; Crystal has made it her life's purpose to help patients restore their quality of life.
As a child, Crystal grew up in the acupuncture industry since her mother Marsha is the founder of BE WELL in 1988.
Her Mother-Marsha openly allowed Crystal to be part of her helping others from day one. Marsha has always been Crystal's #1 MENTOR. From teaching her to help others put on their coats, shoes and creating connection & lifelong friendships with patients. From a young age, Crystal eagerly enjoyed booking appointments, cleaning rooms & building relationships with Marsha's patients, as an after school "job". Always in awe of how a patient could walk into the clinic in a terrible state & walked out with less-to no pain, happier disposition - she always knew that she was destined to become a passionate, empathetic & talented acupuncturist like her Mother- Marsha. Crystal feels truly blessed to continue Marsha's acupuncture legacy with BE WELL ACUPUNCTURE.
After attending a Massage Therapy course on Scholarship, Crystal’s tenacity awarded her to attain her acupuncture training in Beijing, China and to study under Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Chinese Masters. This opportunity bestowed to Crystal an chance to practice acupuncture in various hospital settings. She excels at treating various conditions and is a leader in her field. Crystal has also studied under great names such as: Sir Anton Jayasuriya, Giovanni Maciocia & Debra Betts.
Crystal’s dedication to her patients, compassion & continual thirst for learning/research, has restored many to an organic whole.
Crystal has a strong passion for fitness, a healthy -active lifestyle. With her 10 year experience & background as a fitness instructor, and still continues to love her daily 4:30 AM workouts - she strongly agrees with the TCM beliefs that movement removes stagnation - physically, mentally & emotionally. Movement is medicine & it can make any day feel like a runway :)
Crystal makes it her life's work to utilize all her skills and assists all patients to achieve a better quality of life. Crystal is also BILINGUAL. She truly looks forward to working with you in the near future.
Acupuncture is a time tested medical practice with a history over three-thousand years. Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization to be an effective treatment for many illnesses and conditions, doing so by stimulating the body to naturally correct imbalances in the flow of energy – Qi (Chee).
This is done by inserting ultra-fine, sterile disposable acupuncture needles underneath the skin at specific points in the body. With the insertion of fine needles the energy can be moved or redirected to where it is needed most.
These acupuncture points are related to energy pathways or meridians that run throughout the entire length of the body.
When the flow of Qi is disrupted due to stress, trauma, poor diet, injury or other condition, pain, illness, and even psychological and emotional disorders can result.
Why choose Crystal Best for your Acupuncture Care & Wellness Goals?
20 years of clinical acupuncture experience/continual acupuncture education
Early Morning & Evening appointments available
Outstanding patient- wellbeing focus & patient care
WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
Beneficial therapy according to the World Health Organization (WHO). They have cited the efficacy of acupuncture for over 140 medical conditions. Acupuncture is can treat anything that does not require a trip to the emergency room or immediate surgery. Short list of what Acupuncture can treat:
& many more conditions benefit from regular acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture works with you MIND, BODY, SOUL.... we work with you in order to regain your quality of life.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT ARE YOUR ACCEPTED METHODS OF PAYMENT? -Debit -Visa, MasterCard -Cash BE WELL does not provide Direct Billing or accept E-transfers. Paper or Emailed PDF Receipts are provided for patient to submit to their insurance companies for re-imbursement.
- AMPLE PARKING, LARGE PARKING LOT - COMPLETELY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE - 4 TREATMENT ROOMS - HIGHLY TRAINED ACUPUNCTURIST TRAINED BY WORLD RENOWNED CHINESE MASTERS
MANDATORY ONLINE PATIENT INTAKE FORMS: Allow yourself 10-20 minutes to fill in the intake forms. These forms will be in your email inbox upon booking or will be emailed to you shortly after. The ONLINE PATIENT INTAKE/CONSENT is to be completed prior to entering for your NEW PATIENT VISIT/CONSULTATION/REACTIVATION/ASSESSMENT/ TCM ACUPUNCTURE FOLLOW UP SESSION.
Failure to comply/complete your online patient intake/consent/health history will result in your appointment needing to be rescheduled/cancelled until these mandatory documents are completed. Cancellation fees may apply.
BE WELL is paperless.
Number of Treatments Recommended: After an initial evaluation, a trial course of acupuncture is recommended. This usually consists of four- eight weekly visits during a three or four-eight week period. While individual cases vary, some improvement should be observed within this period.
If satisfactory results are achieved, occasional follow-up visits may be required to maintain balance. Just as with other forms of treatment, it is possible that some patients may require long term care. The number of treatments varies depending on patient condition and individual constitution. Chronic problems generally require more treatment than acute problems.
Maintenance sessions ex: either weekly, biweekly, monthly or quarterly sessions, are recommended to help maintain your improved quality of life.
Booking Transparency: The Acupuncturist is physically working 13- 15 hour days, to safely facilitate treating patients in 12 hours of non-stop clinic treatments. In order to respond well to your Acupuncture Treatments/Sessions -
PRE BOOKING YOUR ACUPUNCTURE SESSIONS is imperative. **It is recommended to pre-schedule 4-6 weekly sessions to ensure the consistency of your treatment plan. The Registered Acupuncturist tends to book up 4-8 weeks in advance** Otherwise, the Acupuncturist may have to offer you to be added to her waitlist, if you feel comfortable booking each future session as your treatments are rendered.
Upon your first time consultation & acupuncture session, the consideration of maintenance treatments will be discussed.
Pre-booking maintenance sessions are also recommended.
BEFORE APPOINTMENTS: EATING: Please make sure you eat at least ONE HOUR before any and all appointments.
CLINIC POLICIES: 1) Arrive on time for your appointment DO NOT ENTER EARLIER THAN 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT 2) If you arrive 5 minutes late without notice or you are 10- 15 minutes late - your appointment will be cancelled. Late cancellation fees will apply, as it is imperative to keep the Registered Acupuncturist on schedule & to respect the time of all patients scheduled throughout the Acupuncturist's 12 hour clinical day. 3) Masks are recomended - Not Mandatory 4) Use hand sanitizer upon entering/leaving your session 5) Respect/Maintain social distancing 6) Contactless payment is preffered
FIRST APPOINTMENT: The first appointment consists of a consultation and a treatment. Allow approximately 1 ½-2 hours.
FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS: Follow-up appointments on average are 45 minutes to 1 hour, greater or lesser time may be required.
MEDICATIONS: If you’re taking prescription medications, kindly bring the list of medications with you for your first appointment.
TEST RESULTS: If you have recently had testing for your current or pre-existing condition, for example, X-ray, CT scan, MRI, Blood Test etc. Please bring the written results with you.
CLOTHING: Wear some comfortable loose clothing.
AGE: For patients age 18 or under a parent , a legal guardian must sign the consent form & be present to sign treatment plan
AFTER TREATMENT: Relaxing after any acupuncture treatment is suggested. Heavy exercise is not recommended.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Your appointment time is reserved just for you. Late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the therapists' day that could have been filled by another patient.
BE WELL empathizes that life can happen & last-minute things can take us by surprise.
As such, we require 24 hours' notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Patients who provide less than 24 hours notice, or miss their appointment, will be charged:
LATE/LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION: $ 35 NO SHOW FEE: $50
Here are recommended methods to cancel your appointment to avoid/minimize fees:
1) Call : 705-983-0511 speak with the BE WELL receptionist - Monday-Saturday 2) Leave a voicemail - our voicemail system is available 24/7 3) Email : email@example.com
BOOK ONLINE: www.bewellacupunctureclinic.com EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 705-983-0511
"I absolutely love everything about this place. The location, cleanliness, atmosphere, staff and services are amazing! I booked online and had an appointment the next morning. There was no paperwork upon arrival, all my information was taken online. Super easy and convenient. I always look forward to my next visit." K.G