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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture Treatments

Tower Chiropractic and Massage | Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as TCM Acupuncture, is used to improve and promote the body’s natural self-healing process by using tiny needles to stimulate acupuncture points found throughout your body. Acupuncture works by releasing the body’s block energy (Qi), allowing the natural flow and rhythm to return. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, a blockage is the result of two factors:

External Factors – related to injuries and the environment, and:

Internal Factors – related to emotions and diet.

At Tower Chiropractic and Massage, we use TCM Acupuncture to treat:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Obesity and Weight Loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Heart Disease
  • Memory and Concentration Impairment
  • Sleep Problems

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 nervous 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.

Your first appointment at Tower Chiropractic and Massage will involve a detailed consultation for us to learn more about your health history. Our detailed set of assessment tools is used to then recommend a treatment plan that will best address your particular needs.

What can it be used to treat?

Acupuncture can be used to help treat a wide variety of symptoms & conditions including:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Intestinal gastritis
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Women’s health
  • Fertility
  • Weight loss

How Safe is it?

Acupuncture is an external, all-natural, drug-free therapy. There is little danger of infection from the needles because they are sterile and disposable. Relatively few complications from the use of acupuncture have ever been reported. The actual treatment is very comfortable. You will lay down on our comfortable treatment table as your acupoints are stimulated with the fine needles. Most patients feel minimal to no discomfort during the placement of the needles. The needles are kept in place between five and 30 minutes. Our patients often report they feel very relaxed both during and after the appointment!

The entire team at Tower Chiropractic & Massage are looking forward to providing you with the highest caliber of care in Calgary’s Downtown Core.

Call us at (403) 263-7477 to request your Downtown Calgary TCM Acupuncture appointment today!