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Acupuncture in Calgary

Conditions Addressed by Acupuncture

  • Acute pain

  • Chronic pain

  • Arthritis

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Pelvic pain

  • Nausea

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety and depression

  • High blood pressure

  • Allergies

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Tennis elbow

  • Sciatica

  • Tinnitus

  • Infertility support

Acupuncture is a therapeutic practice that involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body. This is done to stimulate and balance the flow of "Qi" (pronounced "chee"), which is understood as vital energy or life force. Acupuncture is based on the belief that disruptions in the flow of Qi can cause illness or discomfort, and by stimulating these points, we aim to correct these imbalances and restore health.

Benefits of Acupuncture

  • Pain relief

  • Stress reduction

  • Improved sleep

  • Enhanced digestive function

  • Reduced headaches/migraines

  • Reduced nausea

  • Allergies relief

  • Enhanced immune response

  • Reduced anxiety & depression

  • Menstruation & PMS relief

  • Increased energy

  • Smoother surgery recovery

  • Improved circulation

  • Better joint flexibility & mobility

  • Chronic fatigue relief

  • Sciatica relief

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes! Acupuncture at MoveWell is performed by a highly trained practitioner in a sterile environment, using sterile needles. 

While every treatment carries risk, we assess your history and physical condition before beginning, so as to reduce yours.

How long do treatments last?

Initial assessments are scheduled for 90 minutes and include treatment.

Subsequent treatments are 60 minutes.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Because the needles are so thin and carefully inserted, it's considered relatively painless. However, some report mild discomfort at first.
 
Sensations can vary from person to person. It's been described as a slight pinch or tingling, while others feel warmth or pressure.

Is acupuncture different from IMS/Dry Needling?

Acupuncture is a TCM practice that involves inserting thin needles at specific points on the body to balance the flow of energy (qi).
 
Dry needling/IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) is a modern technique where needles are inserted into muscle knots or trigger points to relieve pain and tension.

Meet Our Acupuncturist

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