Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicince (TCM)
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New Patient FormEvolve Chiropractic & Wellness is pleased to offer our Downtown Calgary Acupuncture clients the benefits and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM has a history of approximately 2,500 years of successfully diagnosing, treating and preventing illness. At Evolve Chiropractic & Wellness Dr. Amanda Perizzolo and Dr. Erich Stretch are pleased to offer our patients the benefits of this treatment service as they all Certified Acupuncture Providers.
So what is Acupuncture?
It is the practice of piercing the body with thin, sterile needles at specific acupuncture sites throughout the body.
According to the Chinese, energy channels (or meridians) run in regular patterns throughout the body, and our overall well-being is dependent on a balanced and smooth flow of energy throughout these meridians. Deficiencies, blockages or imbalances in energy, blood or nerve impulses may eventually lead to a decline in well-being or an assortment of illnesses. A variety of factors can disturb the flow of energy, such as disease, stress, anxiety, fear, poor nutrition, infections or injury. Inserting acupuncture needles in sites along these meridians can stimulate the nervous system and circulation, and re-establish a smooth and balanced flow through the meridians.
The goal of Acupuncture is to treat the whole person, restoring balance in the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the individual.
Although often described as an effective means of pain management, Acupuncture is a method of treating a wide variety of medical conditions and syndromes. These include PMS, TMJ, M.S., Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis, strokes, vertigo, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Asthma and Sinusitis, as well as pain management and control. We also treat difficulties arising from (or resulting in) emotional and social problems, such as weight control, smoking and addictions, insomnia, stress, anxiety, tension and fatigue.
What can it be used to treat?
Acupuncture can be used to help treat a wide variety of symptoms & conditions including:
- Chronic pain
- Muscle and joint pain
- Sciatic pain
- Intestinal gastritis
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Women’s health
- Weight loss
Dry needling (IMS, Functional Dry Needling, Ashi Point Treatment Trigger Point Needling) are techniques many practitioners on the Evolve Team have trained in to treat myofascial pain and reset neuro-motor pathways. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. This contemporary technique is incorporated into treatment at Evolve by Dr. Ryan Macdonald, Dr. Puneet Brar, Dr. Kayti Bates, Valerie Lowe, Jakkie Yurtchevitch, Erica Holmes and Marc Pesant.
Dry needling is not a part of TCM, it is a practice performed by our highly-trained Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, supported by research and is integrated into regular treatment as Contemporary Medical Acupuncture.
How safe is it?
Acupuncture is an external, all-natural, drug-free therapy. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile and disposable. Relatively few complications from the use of acupuncture have ever been reported.
At Evolve, we invite you to discuss your questions and any possible concerns with us directly as we are happy to answer ALL your concerns!
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The entire team at Evolve Chiropractic & Wellness is looking forward to providing you with the highest calibre of care in Calgary’s Downtown Core.
Call us at (403) 474-7792 to book your Acupuncture appointment today!