Alternative Touch Professional Center
4910-51 St. Beaumont, Ab T4X 1E4
Acupuncture is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine that dates back roughly 2500 years. It is used to prevent and treat various illness and conditions. It involves inserting thin needles into the skin at different depths at various acupuncture points to stimulate a response.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture works to improve the body’s organ function and stimulate its natural healing process. Acupuncture works with the body’s energy, which in Chinese medicine is called, “Qi” (pronounced “Chee”). This energy flows and circulates throughout the entire body and through specific pathways called meridians. When our energy is obstructed or there is an imbalance within the body (like a river attempting to flow through a dam), the disrupted flow can cause illness, pain or a lack of function in the body. By needling and stimulating acupuncture points along these meridians, it can release the blocked energy and restore the natural physiological processes. Acupuncture can create a sense of well-being and ultimately bring the body back into a state of balance.
What can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has been effective in treating these common disorders but are not limited to the following:
- Pain conditions
- Common cold
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestion (constipation, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion)
- Sleep Disturbances
- Emotions (anxiety, depression, stress)
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Menstrual Concerns (No period, painful period, regulating, PMS symptoms)
- Morning sickness
- Menopausal symptoms
- Blood pressure problems (hypertension, hypotension)
Each combination treatment price includes GST.
The time of Massage and Acupuncture will differ dependent on the Condition.
All combination service prices are subject to change
It is up to the discretion of the practitioner in regards to time allotment distributed between the
massage and acupuncture.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
The practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine can be traced back several thousand years, and is now used to treat a range of conditions including: aiding sleep, increasing immunity, decreasing stress, balancing hormones, reducing inflammation, and aiding tissue recovery. The Chinese materia medica contains thousand of plants and minerals, approximately 300 of which are commonly used today. We use granulated herbal extracts, which are taken in powdered form. The granules are the highest quality herbs that have been thoroughly tested for heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins. Typically herbal medicine is often used in conjunction with Acupuncture in order to increase the effects of both modalities.
* Note: Herbal consults may not be covered by third party benefits. Please inquire about acupuncture + herbal sessions as an alternative.