What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the act of inserting very thin needles into very specific points in the body.  These points have been used for thousands of years, and each point is believed to have a specific effect on the body.  Combined with a thorough history and assessment by the practitioner, acupuncture is used to restore balance to the patient’s body. Acupuncture is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is based on the concept of the body being made up of a complex system of channels throughout that distribute Qi or Life Force to our tissues.  If there is an obstruction, or imbalance, health issues occur.  Acupuncture works to clear those obstructions, restore balance, and allows the body to heal itself.

Acupuncture is a complete medical system in itself, and is also an excellent compliment to almost any other treatment, including Western pharmaceuticals, surgery, herbal therapies, massage, athletic therapy, chiropractic and physiotherapy. 

Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical practices that is still in use today and is used to treat almost all ailments.  It is a drug-free, non-surgical intervention that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of many different conditions, including: depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain, headaches, allergies, asthma, digestion, skin conditions, common colds and flu, PMS, infertility, and addictions (

Prairie Therapy Acupuncturists

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204, 1039 – 17 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2T 0B2

Intercom: Press # then dial 204

Phone: 403-200-2190

Fax: 403-806-0484


There is free parking in the parking lot located behind the building. Please park in stall 25 or 26 labeled “Prairie Therapy”. There is also free parking on 10th Street, Cameron Avenue, 9A Street, and 10A Street. If you are unable to find free parking and need to pay, bring your receipt in and we will cover the cost for you!


Mon-Thurs: 8:00am-7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-1:00pm (By appointment only)