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Acupuncture in Calgary SW

Clinical Acupuncture activates the body’s response systems on both local and systemic levels. Needling leads to increased blood flow and healing locally, while releasing endorphins and enkephalins systemically. These systemic chemical products aid in the restoration of the body’s natural nerve and muscle tone, resulting in pain relief.

Clinical acupuncture, with and without electrostimulation, has been found to enhance the stimulation of the nervous system and results in muscle relaxation, pain modulation, and lower overall stress to the nervous system.

Our practitioners use traditional acupuncture, auricular needling, and electro-acupuncture to treat a variety of ailments. Some of the conditions that can be treated using acupuncture include headaches, joint and muscle pain, chronic stress, digestive problems, fatigue, and both men’s and women’s health issues.

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), also known as “Dry Needling”, is a medical technique used to reduce muscle pain. It works by increasing blood flow, and pain-relieving hormone release, to the affected area. IMS is an effective and low risk treatment option, shown to relieve pain quickly

How long does it take for IMS to work?

Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is extremely effective at loosening tightened muscles and reducing pain after your first session. We expect to see some improvement after the first session but generally 3-4 sessions are required to ensure that IMS is working with most injuries resolving after 8-10 sessions

Book an Appointment

Acupuncture and cupping are offered at Center For Healthy Living. Schedule an appointment today!

Acupuncture in Calgary SW AB | (403) 769-0093