Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that involves stimulating specific points on the body with small, hair-thin needles. These points, called acupoints, are found at strategic locations along energy pathways in the body called meridians. By inserting and manipulating the needles into these points, a practitioner activates the flow of energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”), through those meridians to promote health and healing.
In Alberta, practitioners must complete at least three years of licensed training in order to qualify for provincial licensure (which require completion of a written nad practical exam). This training includes instruction in anatomy , physiology , pathology , medical ethics, TCM diagnosis, Acupuncture point theories, location, application, Acupuncture identification and treatment.
Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for a wide range of conditions that can be effectively treated with conventional medicine. Medical doctors commonly recommend acupuncture when a palliative care treatment is needed. Acupuncture is a safe, effective and economical therapy for the following conditions:
Some common ailments that acupuncture can help with specially :
A typical session lasts about 45 minutes. Acupuncture is generally safe when performed by a licensed professional who has been trained extensively in its application and technique. This treatment can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies such as traditional Chinese medicine , herbal remedies , dietary recommendations , massage and other body work.
The treatment itself is very gentle and comfortable, with virtually no risk or pain. As each treatment can vary according to symptoms and patient response, it is especially important for the acupuncturist to be well-trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of diagnosis and treatment. The size, number and length of needles used will depend on a variety of factors including age, physical condition, diagnosis or complaint being treated as well as the individual’s unique response to treatment.
Acupuncture involves placing needles into predetermined special points on your body, its believed that these micro-systems can then be re-balanced to support your overall health. The best part is you do not have to be sick to start benefiting from Chinese Medicine or Acupuncture , most people begin treatments at a young age to ensure good health and vitality in their older years.
Acupuncture is not a substitute for medical treatment. However, its benefits can often help with the following: Relieve pain Improve mobility Relieve and prevent stress Balance moods Promote general well-being Improve fertility and childbirth Reduce risk of disease.
Acupuncture treatment can produce results as early as 3-5 treatments depending on the conditions. Since each patient’s health and response to treatment varies, the time required for recovery may vary greatly from person to person. Acupuncture works best when used as a compliment with other therapies such as herbal remedies , dietary recommendations , massage and other body work .
While acupuncture has been known to produce great results after one session, some people may need additional treatments in order to achieve their desired results. Treatment frequency usually depends on symptoms or condition being treated . The number of treatments required is also determined by your overall health and wellness, lifestyle, diet, and other medications you are taking. How long it takes for an individual to experience results also depends on each patients unique response to treatment . The duration of acupuncture is typically measured in weeks, months or years depending on the condition being treated.
Acupuncture it is not covered by Alberta Health Care.
However, Acupuncture may be covered by health insurance plans that provide comprehensive coverage for medical treatment. It is important to check with your insurance provider prior to receiving any acupuncture treatment to confirm coverage.
Acupuncture cost vary widely depending on individual practitioners. As initial session usually charge between $120-150 dollars per treatment session while the subsequence visit may varies depending on the treatment length and works that needs. checkout our fee here
Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective way to promote wellness and treat disease using the most minimal of intervention .Remember that acupuncture works best when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle including proper diet ,exercise, rest and stress management.To learn more about our professional treatments please contact us
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