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Holistic Care Questions

There are a lot of questions that people have when visiting a new Acupuncture Therapist. Find some of the most common questions people have below. If something is still unclear, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It is believed to balance the flow of vital energy, known as Qi, to promote healing and alleviate various health conditions.

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Most people experience minimal to no discomfort during acupuncture. The needles used are extremely thin, and any sensation is typically described as a slight tingling or a mild dull ache. Many find the experience to be deeply relaxing.



Acupuncture is known to effectively address a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Pain management (e.g., back pain, headaches)

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression

  • Digestive disorders

  • Insomnia

  • Allergies and sinusitis

  • Women's health issues (e.g., menstrual irregularities, fertility support)

Other Frequently Asked Questions

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed varies depending on the individual and the nature of the condition being treated. Some acute conditions may see improvement in just a few sessions, while chronic or complex issues may require a series of treatments. Your acupuncturist will discuss a recommended treatment plan based on your specific needs.

How long does an acupuncture session last?

A typical acupuncture session lasts between 60 to 90 minutes. The initial appointment may be slightly longer due to a thorough consultation and assessment of your health history.

What should I wear for an acupuncture session?

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the areas where acupuncture points will be applied. Depending on the treatment, your acupuncturist may need to access points on your arms, legs, or back.

Are there any side effects of acupuncture?

While acupuncture is generally well-tolerated, some individuals may experience mild side effects such as temporary soreness, bruising, or light-headedness. These effects are usually short-lived and resolve quickly.

Can I combine acupuncture with other forms of treatment?

Acupuncture can complement conventional medical treatments and is often used in conjunction with other therapies. It's important to inform your healthcare providers about all treatments you are undergoing to ensure a coordinated approach to your health.

Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

Most insurance plans in Alberta do cover acupuncture treatments. It's recommended to check with your insurance provider to determine if acupuncture is a covered service and to understand any specific requirements or limitations.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us directly. We're here to support you on your journey to optimal health and well-being.

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