What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the most common component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is an effective form of medical treatment that has been practiced for thousands of years. It promotes natural healing and encourages one’s body to restore its natural balance. Acupuncture is a safe, painless form of treatment that addresses a wide variety of medical conditions.
Pain Relief – Acupuncture
The world health organization officially recognizes and recommends the use of acupuncture in treating over 100 conditions
How does acupuncture work?
Qi can be influenced through hundreds of different acupuncture points along these meridians, and when needles are inserted into appropriate points, energy flow can be restored, pain can be alleviated and illness can be treated.
What can acupuncture treat?
- Any type of pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Stress, depression and anxiety
- Digestive disorders
- Allergies, sinusitis and common cold
- Fertility, pregnancy and labour induction
- Irregular menstruation
- And much more…
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East Meets West’s integrated, multidisciplinary team enables us to provide comprehensive and individualized care to our patients.
How do I know acupuncture will help me?
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back thousands of years. The primary feature of modern TCM is the premise that good health relies on the restoration and maintenance of harmony, balance and order of the individual.
TCM takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as it does on the treatment.
Does acupuncture have any risks or side effects? Does it hurt?
While acupuncture is extremely safe, the following are potential risks.
Risks: (Some of the risks mentioned below are EXTREMELY RARE!)
- Muscle Spasms
By law, all acupuncturists in Alberta are required to use single use disposable needles.
How long is a treatment?
How many treatments will I need?
How should I prepare for treatment?
What should I expect during treatment?
Depending on the areas being treated, you may be laying on your stomach or your back, some cases even your side. You will relax for duration of 25-30 min.
Is there anything I need to do after treatment?
Will I feel different immediately after treatment?
Can acupuncture be used during pregnancy?
Is acupuncture covered by health benefits? Or WCB?
Don’t forget to bring your benefit card with you to your first appointment!
We are WCB treatment providers.