Originating over 2,000 years ago, acupuncture promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity, and physical and emotional health. It can improve overall function and well-being, offering a safe and effective approach to a wide range of medical conditions. Whether you're managing chronic symptoms, or seeking stress relief, our clinic supports your journey towards balance and wellness.
Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is an ancient system of healing that has been practiced for thousands of years in China and other East Asian countries. According to TCM principles, the body is traversed by a network of pathways called meridians or channels, through which vital energy, known as Qi, flows. The balance and smooth flow of Qi are essential for maintaining good health, while disruptions in this flow lead to various health issues.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of filiform needles into specific points along the body's meridians. The goal of acupuncture is to regulate and balance the flow of Qi, thus promoting harmony and well-being. Acupuncture points correspond to specific organs and functions within the body.
From a TCM perspective, the insertion of needles at these acupuncture points stimulates and regulates the flow of Qi, helping to restore balance and alleviate symptoms of illness. The theory behind acupuncture also includes the concept of Yin and Yang, two opposing forces that need to be in balance for optimal health. Imbalances in Yin and Yang are thought to contribute to disease, and acupuncture is one way to address these imbalances.
Acupuncture is commonly used in TCM to treat a wide range of conditions, including pain, digestive disorders, respiratory issues, and emotional imbalances. It is considered a holistic approach to healthcare, aiming not only to address specific symptoms but addressing the root causes of disease and dysfunction to enhance the overall well-being of the individual by restoring the body's natural balance and healing capabilities.
Acupuncture treatments may include a combination of needling, fire cupping, cupping over needles, wet cupping, auricular acupuncture, auricular acupressure, TDP (heat) lamp, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, guasha, tuina massage and other techniques as needed. All modalities will be explained thoroughly at the time of your intake.
Acupuncture is a regulated health profession governed by the Alberta Health Professions Act and regulated by the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta.