What is Acupuncture?
Read along to find out more information about acupuncture in Calgary. 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. Each point is used to have a specific effect on the body. Your assessment will start with a thorough history completed by the practitioner. The information collected 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 that distribute Qi or Life Force to your tissues. If there is an obstruction, or imbalance, health issues occur. Acupuncture works to restore balance and therefore allows the body to heal itself.
While it may be true that acupuncture can be a complete medical system in itself, it is also an excellent compliment to almost any other treatment, including Western pharmaceuticals, surgery, herbal therapies, massage, athletic therapy, osteopathy, naturopathic medicine 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.
Some conditions treatment will help with are: depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain, headaches, allergies, asthma, digestion, skin conditions, common colds and flu, PMS, infertility, and addictions (acupuncturealberta.ca).
Providing acupuncture in Calgary and neighboring communities of Beltline, Downtown, Lower Mount Royal, Upper Mount Royal, Bankview, Scarboro, Sunalta, Mission, and Victoria Park.
Prairie Therapy Acupuncturists
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