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Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture Therapy in Calgary,AB

Acupuncture promotes the balance and flow of Qi energy, which is considered fundamental to health in Traditional Chinese Medicine. When the body is in good health, Qi (pronounced Chee) flows easily along the meridians, forming a conceptual network of routes throughout the body. When the equilibrium or flow of Qi is disrupted or hindered, the body may become unhealthy or prone to illness. Acupuncture addresses both the symptoms and the underlying reasons for a patient's ailment.

Acupuncture is frequently utilized in Calgary when conventional therapy is not enough. The yin/yang balance it achieves is known as homeostasis in western medicine.

How does it work?

Acupuncture is a centuries-old, risk-free, and successful alternative to traditional medicine. Placing needles into certain anatomical areas promotes natural healing by increasing the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain-relieving neurohormones (acupuncture points). Among the therapeutic benefits are:

  • Pain alleviation
  • Enhanced energy
  • Mood improvement
  • Improved body function

Atraumatic acupuncture needles have rounded tips that allow them to glide gently into tissue and are less prone to induce bleeding. Needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes, during which the practitioner may modify the needles to improve or reduce Qi flow.

Is there a similar therapy that does not include the use of a needle? Acupressure, which includes applying pressure to acupuncture sites with the thumbs or fingers, is related. Electrical or laser stimulation are also other options.

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