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Choosing Your Acupuncturist

With 5,000 years of history, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest health disciplines in the world. In Western cultures, Acupuncture and TCM has surged in popularity over the past decade, creating excellent opportunities for graduates of this unique diploma program. As a complete health care system, TCM includes acupuncture, Chinese herbology, diet therapy, tuina and specific exercises such as qigong (Chi-gong) and tai chi.

Acupuncturists view diseases and health disorders as an imbalance in the body’s energy, which flows along well-defined pathways called meridians. By inserting very thin acupuncture needles at specific points along these meridians, a well-trained acupuncturist can normalize the flow of energy and prevent or treat illness by initiating the body’s own healing mechanisms. Modern scientific study has confirmed that acupuncture induces biochemical changes in the body that have beneficial effects and can reduce recovery times by up to 50% compared to conventional Western approaches. (Grant MacEwan College)

Auricular acupressure does not require the use of needles and therefore is non-invasive. The practitioner may apply pressure with the use of a specialized tool. In addition, tiny seeds are put on a small adhesive (band-aid type) square less than a centimeter wide. These are then applied to acupuncture points on the ear. Auricular acupressure is effective for chronic fatigue, anxiety, headaches, weight loss, quitting smoking, and more.

Types of Traditional Chinese Medicine available:

  • Electrical Acupuncture
  • Auricular Therapy
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Moxabustion acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine
  • Gua sha

Conditions recommended for Acupuncture by the World Health Organization:

  • Diseases of respiratory system (e.g., common cold, acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, asthma)
  • Diseases of cardiovascular system (e.g., coronary heart disease, palpitation, hypertension, dizziness)
  • Diseases of the digestive system (e.g., abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, hiccups, abdominal distension, diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Diseases of urogenital system (e.g., urinary tract infection, seminal emission (wet dreams), impotence, infertility (male), chronic prostatitis)
  • Diseases of the nervous system (e.g., headache, migraine, depression, menopause, insomnia, poor memory, sciatica, Parkinson’s syndrome, senile dementia)
  • Gynecopathy (e.g., menoxenia, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, sterility (female))
  • Dermatosis (e.g., eczema, shingles, neurodermatitis)
  • Eye-Ear-Nose Diseases (e.g., myopia, sty, sinus problem, deafness, tinnitus)
  • All types of pain
  • Childhood problems (e.g., restless sleep, poor digestion, cold/flu, infantile autism, hyperactivity)

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Clinic Locations

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Our Clinics

Glenwood Clinic (West)
#203, 16028 100A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5P-0M1
Phone: 587-524-9623  Fax: 587-524-9624

Terwillegar Recreation Centre Clinic
#1 2051 Leger Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6R-0R9
Phone: 780-431-9623  Fax: 780-431-9624

Meadows Recreation Centre Clinic
2704 17 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6T-0X1
Phone: 780-465-9940  Fax: 780-465-9944

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