Reyn ... are either of these treatments covered by your health insurance? Oh wait... you're Canadian... <<<grumble mummble>> lucky so and so.... So is these state approved procedures?
Quick answer - probably 'no' for me. This is for the acupucture. I may be able to recover a little, but I would need to be over a certain deductible (that's the rub) to collect.
I do, however, have private extended health coverage (provided by my employer - the one I retired from) for acupucture treatments. Again, the rub is that the coverage is only for $100 per calendar year. No doubt this will only cover a small portion.
Hypnotherapy is not covered by anyone, although I can probably get away with putting it on my annual medical costs, for my income tax return, for both services.
Right now, I'm leaning towards acupucture, because of the costs. I checked online to see what hynotherapy sessions cost at one practice at a local (neighbouring city) location. Let me tell you, if the costs there are somewhat consistent with other ones, it is unaffordable for sure.
Here's a link to that page, so you can see for yourself:
link to costs for this hypnotherapist!
The info is about half way down the page. On that same page, it also says:
[...]Hypnosis can enable a subject to break a habit in a few sessions. Most challenges like Quit Smoking or Nail Biting, Fear of flying etc. can be resolved in one or two sessions. Clients chose to come for follow-up sessions simply for reinforcement.
On the other hand, issues such as Deep Depression, Addictions to street drugs like Cocaine, C. Meth, Addictions to Pharma drugs like Oxys etc., Alcohol, Weight management, Tinnitus
, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia will understandably take many more sessions