Acupuncture has been used for centuries to promote the body’s natural self-healing process. Using tiny needles to stimulate specific points found throughout your body, acupuncture works by releasing the body’s blocked energy (Qi), allowing the natural flow and rhythm of this energy to return.
Blockages or imbalances in your energy Qi may lead to a decline in your well-being and has been associated with an assortment of illnesses. Many factors can disturb the flow of energy — disease, stress, anxiety, fear, poor nutrition, infections or injury all contributed to the disturbance of your energy flow. In order to rebalance this energy, acupuncture needles are placed in very specific sites along these meridians to stimulate the nervous system, improve circulation, and to re-establish the body’s naturally smooth and balanced energy flow.
Acupuncture is the practice of stimulating your acupoints with thin, sterile needles on specific sites throughout the body. According to the Chinese history, your energy channels (or meridians) follow specific patterns throughout the body, and our well-being depends on a balanced, smooth flow of energy across these meridians. Northern Hills Chiropractic uses Acupuncture to treat a wide range of symptoms & conditions, which include:
During your first appointment for Acupuncture at Northern Hills Chiropractic, we use a detailed set of assessment tools to recommend a treatment plan that will best address your particular needs. Since Acupuncture is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, there has been relatively few reported complications from acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture treatment is actually a very comfortable experience. As you lay down on our comfortable treatment table, our Acupuncturist places a number of acupuncture needles in the acupoints specific to your ailments. The acupuncture needles are kept in place between five and 30 minutes, and you will feel minimal to no discomfort during the placement of these needles. In fact, many of our patients report they feel very relaxed both during and after the appointment!
If you are interested in learning more about Acupuncture, we invite you to contact our North Calgary Acupuncture clinic!