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What is Acupuncture with Massage?

Acupuncture with Massage is a unique and effective blend of two complementary healing modalities that have been practiced for centuries.

Acupuncture: This ancient Chinese technique involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow, reduce pain, and promote natural healing. It is based on the concept of balancing the body's vital energy, or Qi, to restore health and harmony.

Massage Therapy: Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues, muscles, and joints to relieve tension, reduce stress, and improve circulation. It can also enhance the body's ability to heal itself by promoting relaxation and reducing muscle tightness.

By combining acupuncture and massage therapy, we create a powerful synergy that addresses both the physical and energetic aspects of your health, providing a comprehensive approach to healing.

Benefits of Acupuncture With Massage

Our Edmonton acupuncture services are based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, designed to re-establish the body’s natural flow of energy, relieve emotional and physical blocks and stimulate the immune and hormonal systems. Hair thin needles are applied to specific points on the body which effectively remove blocks and boost the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.

Massage Therapy smooths and sculpts your muscles, clears the mind and leaves you with a deep sense of relaxation and clearing. Long strokes, gentle rocking, stretching and joint release, remove tension and also increase your body’s range of movement.

Results of combining both therapies:

- Each therapy accesses the body at a different level

- Using both together enhances the effectiveness of each, resulting in a more complete treatment

- Massage leaves the body relaxed and more receptive, which makes the acupuncture more powerful

- In turn the more blockages the acupuncture dissolves, the more the body relaxes

- This re-established flow builds a spiral of life-enhancing and long-term benefits

What is a session like?

Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes long. Each starts with massage, followed by acupuncture and finishes with more soothing massage

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

There are many plans that cover acupuncture and you can get it added if not.

How many treatments will I need?

This is unique to the individual. For most chronic conditions, 5-7 once-weekly treatments tend to offer the best outcome. Some people notice an immediate improvement in their health, while for others acupuncture tends to have a cumulative effect over several visits.

I have had acupuncture before but it was from my Physiotherapist/Chiropractor. What’s the difference?

In recent years, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors have helped bring acupuncture to the masses. The difference from having acupuncture from a Physiotherapist or Chiropractor versus a Registered Acupuncturist is their level of education in the particular field of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Most Physiotherapists and Chiropractors have received a few weekend courses on acupuncture and there is no licensing exam. All Registered Acupuncturists (RAc) have taken, at minimum, a 3 year program as well as successfully completed the Canadian licensing exam.

I don’t really have anything ‘wrong’ with me, can I still benefit from acupuncture?

Yes. There is difference between optimal health and just being free from disease. Chinese Medicine helps bring the body into balance allowing you to function at your optimal state. Boosting immune during cold and flu season, improving quality of sleep and helping relieve stress are just a few of the many benefits that come with acupuncture.

Western Medicine can’t find anything wrong with me but I still have symptoms. Can acupuncture help?

Sometimes people can have symptoms that are at the “subclinical” level – meaning they are very real to the patient but do not yet show up on Western lab tests like blood work or ultrasounds. This is no problem for Chinese Medicine, since one’s subjective experience of the problem is a very important diagnostic tool. After all, Western lab tests didn’t exist thousands of years ago when Chinese Medicine was first practiced.

Our Acupuncture with Massage Therapy services in Edmonton offer a harmonious blend of traditional Chinese medicine and modern massage techniques. Whether you are seeking pain relief, stress reduction, improved sleep, or a natural way to balance your energy, our dedicated team of practitioners is here to guide you on your journey to optimal health and well-being.

Experience the benefits of this powerful combination of therapies and take the first step towards a healthier, more balanced life. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and start your path to wellness with acupuncture and massage therapy. Your health and vitality are our top priorities, and we look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

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