What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to TCM, there are fourteen major energy channels throughout the human body. These energy channels are called meridians, and through these flows a person’s energy, or life force, known as qi (pronounced “chee”).

To have good health, a person’s qi must flow uninterrupted. When that flow is misdirected or impeded, the result is often pain, dysfunction, or illness.

Acupuncture involves the placement of tiny filiform needles into specific areas of the body called acupuncture points. Placing small needles into these areas allows an acupuncturist to manipulate the body’s natural energies by stimulating specific points along the meridians, helping to restore the proper flow of qi.

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Acupuncture in Calgary

Mantra Wellness Centre is pleased to offer the very best acupuncture in downtown Calgary. Whether you’re looking to improve your health or increase your comfort, our Traditional Chinese Medicine services like acupuncture are here to help!

For thousands of years, Chinese doctors have used acupuncture as an effective treatment for people suffering from anxiety, allergies, headaches, and fertility and digestive problems. In Calgary, acupuncture is now a common and highly sought-after form of therapy for these same issues.

Read more to find out how we use acupuncture to treat our Calgary patients for a wide variety of ailments and see why acupuncture could be the perfect therapy for you.

Why Should I See an Acupuncturist?

Many people are aware that acupuncture can be used to treat pain. But there is actually a long list of health problems that a registered acupuncturist can help patients deal with.  Patients dealing with depression, addiction, stress, anxiety, and fertility issues can greatly benefit from our treatment.

In fact, the World Health Organization has named more than 40 medical conditions for which acupuncture has proven to be an effective treatment. These include:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
  • Upper respiratory Tract Disorders
    • Acute sinusitis
    • Asthma
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Chronic colitis
    • Pain from a chronic duodenal ulcer
  • Neurological Disorders
    • Arthritis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
    • Low back pain
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Tennis elbow
    • Headaches
    • Migraines

And best of all, acupuncture and other elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine can be safely combined with Western medicine, so you don’t have to choose one over the other. You can visit both Mantra Wellness Centre and your existing medical clinic in order to get the most effective coverage for your ailments.


What Can I Expect from Visiting an Acupuncturist?

Whether you’re coming for a massage or an acupuncture appointment, a visit to Mantra Wellness Centre is always a relaxing experience.

Expect our acupuncturist to get to know you by asking you questions about your medical history and current health symptoms. By checking your pulse and by observing your tongue, abdomen, or complexion, they will determine how energy is flowing through your meridians and check for blockages.

The goal of the first part of a session is to assess which meridians require the most attention. From their assessment, the acupuncturist will create a custom treatment plan, unique to every patient, which will outline the correct course of action to resolve your symptoms.

Does it Hurt?

The first question most people ask is, “Does it hurt?” Acupuncture needles are actually up to 50 times thinner than hypodermic needles, and most clients describe the experience as being pleasurable and relaxing. Many fall asleep during treatment!

Natural Treatment at Mantra Wellness Centre

Acupuncture therapy is seen as one of the best alternative treatments by many in Calgary because it has no serious side effects. It is regarded as the most effective way to treat patients dealing with pain and stress without the fear of them becoming addicted to harsh medication.

Whether you’re curious about our acupuncture services, or you’d simply like to book the best therapeutic massage in Calgary, Alberta, contact us today to book an appointment.