Acupuncture Therapy

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Acupuncture Therapy

Relieve physiotherapy and wellness clinic offers a variety of acupuncture services in the Edmonton area. We provide whole health, functional, and alternative medicine strategies by blending the best of ancient Eastern healing with modern Western medicine.

For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used for evaluating, diagnosing, and effectively treating a wide variety of health conditions. Our registered Edmonton acupuncturist offers traditional acupuncture care as well as highly specialized treatment for stress management, female wellness, men’s health, weight loss, digestive issues, chronic and acute pain management, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been shown to reduce stress by calming the nervous system. This not only lowers stress during the treatment but better prepares you to deal with stress in your daily life.

Acupuncture can also give you an energy boost in the hours, days, and even weeks following your treatment. Because acupuncture is a relaxing experience, it can better prepare your body for sleep, helping those who suffer from insomnia and other sleep-related issues.

Here are some other excellent benefits you can experience from acupuncture treatment:

  • Immune System Boost: Acupuncture helps to strengthen your immune system and aids in preventing illness and healing injuries.
  • Headache Relief: Acupuncture is widely used as a treatment for migraines and tension headaches because it dilates the blood vessels to help increase blood flow around the body.
  • Improved Self-Awareness: Not all the benefits of acupuncture are physical! It can also broaden your awareness of the connection between your mind and your body.

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be used to treat many types of health issues, including those that involve chronic and long-term pain:

  • Arthritis

Arthritis involves the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints and causes issues such as stiffness. Acupuncture can help reduce pain and inflammation by suppressing inflammatory responses, improving blood flow, and relaxing muscles.

  • Back Pain, Neck Pain, or Muscle Pain

Back pain, neck pain, and muscle pain can create a vicious cycle of tension and discomfort. Acupuncture can help release natural painkillers in the body to reduce stiffness as well as directly treat adhesions that are negatively impacting the connective tissues joining nerves and muscles.

  • Headaches and Migraines

Chronic headaches and painful migraines can significantly hinder a person’s day-to-day life. Migraines are headaches that cause severe pain accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

Our Acupuncturists can address headaches and migraines by focusing on specific pressure points (usually along your back or neck) where they can slow pain transmissions.

  • Menstrual Cramps

Women are no strangers to painful menstrual cycles, and many endure a range of discomforts from cramps to migraines as well as nausea and dizziness.

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow to the uterus, which can relax the muscles and reduce the contractions that cause painful cramping. It also increases endorphin release in the brain to minimize pain.

  • Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can range from strains and sprains to breaks and fractures. Acupuncture therapy can enhance healing and reduce pain in addition to strengthening the body, improving blood circulation, and supporting the organs to balance the flow of energy throughout the whole body.

  • Anxiety or Depression

Acupuncture can be highly effective at calming the nervous system and reducing symptoms of anxiety. The severity of depression can also be dramatically reduced with acupuncture by breaking down the stagnant patterns of depression.

Get the Most Out of Your Edmonton Acupuncture Treatment

Before beginning your acupuncture treatment, you will meet with our experienced acupuncturist for an initial assessment. During the assessment, we will assess your overall health and determine which specific acupuncture points and methods will best suit your unique needs. To prepare for your treatment session, be sure to eat approximately two hours before your appointment. If you don’t eat, you risk feeling lightheaded during the appointment. You should also avoid caffeine at least two hours before your appointment to avoid stimulating your nervous system. Following your appointment, you should stay hydrated by drinking water.

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Relieve Physio contributes to enhanced physical function, enabling patients to return to a healthy lifestyle, including the return to work and leisure activities. We assist our patients in managing pain, mobility, balance, and motor function.

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