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What Is Acupuncture?

At Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic, we treat various types of acute and chronic pain through a wide selection of treatments. One treatment we offer is acupuncture, which can be used alongside many of our other treatment options. Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles into the skin in an attempt to relieve pain, and can be particularly beneficial in treating chronic pain specifically. Acupuncture affects many systems of the body including the circulatory, cerebral, cardiac, immune, endocrine, and gastrointestinal. If you are looking to try acupuncture in Calgary, Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries Clinic is always happy to accept new patients.

How Does Acupuncture Work at Our Calgary Clinic?

Acupuncture is a drug-free pain treatment using needles and can be used to treat issues like back pain, headaches and other common ailments. Acupuncture needles are inserted into the patient’s skin at particular points on the body. These acupuncture sites are meant to improve your body’s function and promote natural self-healing. When you receive acupuncture at our clinic, our Calgary acupuncturist will begin by asking you about your medical history and then performing a few physical examination steps depending on your health needs. Once you’re examined, we will be able to recommend the type of acupuncture treatment right for you. You will be asked to lie down and relax while the acupuncturist proceeds to insert the needles at particular acupoints. The needles may need to remain inserted for somewhere between 5 to 30 minutes before removal.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

The needles are very fine and gently placed with great care. Most people feel minimal discomfort or none at all when the needles are inserted. Each person is different so it’s important that the acupuncturist properly assess you before beginning the procedure. Depending on your health requirements, multiple treatments may be needed.

Benefits of Acupuncture from our Clinic in Calgary

Alberta Back and Neck Rehab & Sports Injuries is focused on treating your pain and uses acupuncture as just one of many options to consider. Developed in China a millennia ago, acupuncture can treat issues including, but not limited to:

  • Facial pain
  • Headache
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Tennis elbow