We Strive to Facilitate Renewal & Rejuvenation
All Deep Massage & Wellness Clinic provides acupuncture treatment to clients throughout Sherwood Park, AB, and the surrounding areas. Since 2007, our practice has served our valued clients’ health and wellness needs. In addition to various types of acupuncture, we offer a wide range of other therapies, including deep-tissue massage, reflexology, cupping, electroacupuncture, and more. When patients visit our massage and wellness clinic, they will enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere conducive to healing. We strive to facilitate renewal and rejuvenation in our clients.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture uses thin, metallic needles to penetrate the skin to bring about treatment for pain and chronic disorders. Once in place, the needles are activated through electrical stimulation or by the gentle and specific movements of the acupuncturist. This age-old healing practice originates from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is based on the theory that health depends on the delicate balance and regular flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body. If the flow of Qi in a person’s body is disturbed, aggravated, or blocked, emotional and mental distress or physical illness and pain can result. Acupuncture can help relieve emotional and mental distress, as well as pain.
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture is a state-of-the-art treatment that can provide relief from chronic pain and various health issues. Acupuncture has proven an effective treatment for the following:
- Blood Pressure Problems
- Whooping Cough
- Chronic Pain
- Menstrual Cramps
- Sports Injuries
- Back Pain
- Face Pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Dental Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Nerve Discomfort
- Some Gastric Conditions
- Pregnancy Discomfort
The Benefits of Acupuncture
While not an alternative to seeing a conventional health care provider, the effects of acupuncture are beneficial when it comes to a wide range of clients due to the vast health benefits of the treatment. The benefits of acupuncture include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Very few possible side effects
- Can be effectively combined with other treatments
- Can help control various types of pain
- Helps reduce stress
- Helps reduce back and joint pain
- Provides headache relief
- Improves eye health
- Enhances mental clarity
- Reduces neurological disorder symptoms
- Reduces the risk of falling ill
- Reduces the chances of digestive problems
- Helps increase energy
- Facilitates improved sleep
- Facilities allergy relief
- Helps regulate blood pressure
How to Prepare for Acupuncture Treatment?
To best prepare for your upcoming acupuncture appointment, we recommend setting time aside before and after your appointment, bringing a list of your current medications and supplements, eating an appropriate amount of food before the appointment, dressing in comfortable clothing, and avoiding caffeine. These simple steps will ensure your acupuncture treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Many people experience a deep feeling of relaxation after receiving acupuncture.
The Acupuncture Process
Due to the holistic nature of acupuncture, a thorough assessment is done on the first visit before the initial treatment. The evaluation considers what may be happening within the person as a whole, not just directly related to the problem area, and considers the individual’s lifestyle, general health, and history, including childhood. Acupuncture treatments may consist of other methods such as cupping (suction of the skin into cups to promote circulation and remove toxins), electroacupuncture, auricular therapy (treatment using the ear), tui na (Chinese massage), gua sha (pressured strokes over lubricated skin), or diet and lifestyle recommendations. The number of treatments the acupuncturist recommends is determined by the client’s symptoms, how well they respond to the treatments, how long the problem has been ailing them, and more.
Our Acupuncture Treatment Types
At All Deep Massage & Wellness Clinic, we offer a wide range of acupuncture treatment types because we understand that wellness treatments are most effective when personalized to the individual client’s needs. Below, we’ve listed and described the various treatment types we offer:
60-Minute Acupuncture Treatment
Once the acupuncturist determines the origin of the problem, a treatment plan is designed to cater to the specific requirements of the individual. The treatment consists of inserting disposable, hair-thin needles into points at various locations of the body respective to the meridian lines that are affected. The needles stimulate energy flow and restore the body’s qi to a balanced state and are left in for 15 to 30 minutes while the client relaxes. This balancing of the body’s energy and re-establishment of homeostasis by removing stress can help boost the immune system to promote optimal health.
Price – $90
30 Minute Electro Acupuncture
Electroacupuncture Medicine (EAM) is based on the most cutting-edge research being done globally while honouring traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) concepts. It uses specific frequencies of electricity to enhance the effects of acupuncture. The treatments involve less needles and only require half an hour to produce maximum results.
Price – $75
60 Minute Hypnopuncture
Hypnopuncture is a new therapy that combines acupuncture and hypnotherapy to increase the response to treatment. This can help to overcome unconscious thought patterns that cause problems in our lives, whether it be addictions to food, alcohol, or smoking, managing pain or anxiety. It can even help the client feel more motivated and positive regularly.
Price – $90
Gua sha is an ancient Chinese medicine technique used to relieve pain and congestion in the body. It is a scraping massage in which a rounded tool is used in a specific way to bring up old toxins and stuck blood in acupuncture channels to achieve pain relief and stimulate the immune system. This therapy is excellent for tight stubborn muscle pain, fever reduction, and cold or flu relief. This therapy is effective because it promotes circulation, brings congested blood to the surface, and stretches fascia to stimulate lymph and blood flow to the affected areas.
Price – $55
Chinese fire cupping
Chinese fire cupping therapy uses suction to increase the blood supply to very tight muscles, causing them to relax and release adhesions in the fascia to relieve pain.
Price – $55
Acupuncture for children
Children respond very well to acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). They are surprised at how tiny the needles are and often don’t even feel some of them go in, or there is little discomfort. Due to their robust general health, children require concise treatments. They don’t mind relaxing for a few minutes if it will help their allergies, asthma, anxiety, digestive complaints, and more.
Price – $55
Labor induction acupuncture
Labor induction acupuncture is used to shorten labour time and make laboring easier by relaxing the pelvic ligaments and softening the cervix. When babies grow too large or impatient doctors want to medically induce, or there are other serious complications, it’s great to have a safe procedure like this to go to. It should only be used at 39 plus weeks, or it is generally ineffective. The treatment generally involves needles in the arms and legs, with some points attached to an electroacupuncture machine.
Price – $90
Auricular Therapy (15 mins)
Auricular therapy involves stimulating acupuncture points on the ear that represent the body. This can be done with the use of needles or tiny seeds. The seeds can stay on the ear for up to seven days, extending treatment. This therapy is a good choice for people who do not want regular acupuncture and is particularly effective for smoking cessation and other cravings.
Price – $20
Contact Us Today for Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture can treat a wide range of common conditions, including headaches, body aches, infertility, muscle and joint problems, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression and emotional disorders, weight loss, digestive and gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine imbalances, morning sickness, edema, skin conditions, asthma, respiratory disorders, immune deficiency, impotence, circulation problems, tennis elbow, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and much more. Contact us today if you suffer from any of these common conditions and are interested in undergoing acupuncture treatment. To learn more about acupuncture treatment, check out our acupuncture FAQ page.