Acupuncture Therapy Edmonton | Sherwood Park

Acupuncture Therapy Edmonton | Sherwood Park

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How Can Acupuncture Help You?

When performed by a Registered Acupuncturist, acupuncture has little to no risks. A Registered Acupuncturist undergoes extensive training. In Alberta, a Registered Acupuncturist has over 1900 hours of training, including safe needling techniques. The acupuncture needles come in sterile packs. They are one-time use. And they are disposed of safely after use.

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Old Strathcona | Sherwood Park | Downtown

Acupuncture further has many benefits including:

  • Reduced pain
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Headache relief
  • Improved immunity
  • Increased energy
  • Reduced digestive issues
  • Improved fertility
  • Decreased anxiety, depression, or stress
  • And many more.

History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has historic roots in Chinese Medicine. It has been practiced for over 2000 years. In Western society, many manual therapy clinics have adopted the use of acupuncture. Essentially, it involves the placement of ultra-thin needles on various points throughout the body to produce the desired effect, such as pain relief or resolve of digestive issues. The general belief is that acupuncture restores balance to the body.

What I Need to Know Before My First Acupuncture Appointment?

Acupuncture can coincide with most other therapies or treatments. Before beginning acupuncture, your acupuncturist may ask the following:

  • Do you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse?
  • Do you have a pacemaker?
  • Are you prone to seizures?
  • Do you have a bleeding disorder?
  • Are you pregnant?
  • Have you eaten today?

Answering ‘yes’ to the above questions may indicate a contraindication to acupuncture. As a safety precaution, your therapist will not perform acupuncture. Assessing the risk is important for your health and safety.

Your condition and ailment determine the acupuncture points. Many barely feel a thing with the placement of the needles. However, some may feel a dull, heavy, or tingling sensation. These sensations are normal. Your therapist may leave the acupuncture needles in for 15-45 minutes to achieve the desired effect. It may vary from therapist to therapist. It may also vary depending on the technique used.

Always ask questions or voice your concerns with your acupuncturist. You should feel comfortable with it. If you don’t, let them know.

Many extended health insurances cover acupuncture. However, make sure to double check with your insurance beforehand.

Acupuncture can have wonderful effects. It can help reduce pain and illness in your life. For more information, contact Athlete’s Choice Massage today. Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us help you get back to leading your best life.

About Athlete’s Choice Massage
Athlete’s Choice Massage is a modern massage studio. Since opening in 2016, Athlete’s Choice Massage has become an active part of the Edmonton and Sherwood Park community. Our experienced registered massage therapists set the highest standards in massage treatments. With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.

Open Today until 8:00 pm at our Old Strathcona | Downtown | Sherwood Park clinics