Acupuncture Services Edmonton
Your health is your most precious asset. At YEGHip Acupuncture in Edmonton, we are here to help you achieve your optimum health. Our acupuncture treatment plans combine traditional Chinese Medicine with modern sport and medical acupuncture techniques to get you feeling your best.
So, what is acupuncture? Acupuncture is highly effective in treating conditions that most people struggle with. It involves identifying acupoints on your body and having professional acupuncturists insert thin needles in specific areas of the body, usually to treat pain or relieve tension. This treatment helps balance your energy, improves circulation, and improves organ functionality to speed the healing process.
If you are hearing about us for the first time, our team is here to help educate and guide your through our intake and treatment process, help establish the right treatment plan, and answer any questions you may have.
Our Intake Process
Your sessions and treatment plan is unique, and tailored to your particular needs. Generally, here’s what happens when you see our physiotherapists for the first time:
Our Specialized Acupuncture Treatments
We insert safe thin acupuncture-specific needles at strategic points on your body. This treatment is used to relieve pain, manage stress, and help the body to regain general wellness. It works by releasing tension and helping you to balance your body energy.
Auricular Acupuncture Treatment
This involves stimulating reflex points on specific outer parts of your ear. We use it to treat and relieve various conditions in other areas of the body. Auricular acupuncture is a safe and simple treatment for conditions such as anxiety, pain, obesity, and addictions.
This is a modified form of body-acupuncture. Two needles are used and a mild electric current passed through them to enhance their effectiveness in triggering the self-healing process in a patient’s body. This therapy is a painless and safe procedure that can cause mild side effects such as nausea and dizziness.
In a typical hour long session, our acupressure practitioners will gently massage, press, or stretch your professionally identified acupoints with their fingers, elbows, palms, or specialized equipment. When pressure is applied to your acupoints, your body tension is eased and the body energy attains a balance.
Fertility-acupuncture works by relieving stress that may interfere with conception and increasing blood circulation into the reproductive organs. It is also effective in balancing hormones, which is sometimes the cause of infertility.
Pain and Injury
This therapy works in stimulating the brain to release opioids and endorphins that act to calm your pain. It is highly effective in the treatment of acute pain. As a result, it is even practiced on military officers. We use it to relieve pain on muscles, joints, nerves, and migraines. It is also helpful in alleviating pain resulting from injuries related to sporting activities or motor vehicle accidents.
Coverage and Billing
Our clinic offers multiple direct billing options, and works with most major insurance and benefit providers, as well as WCB to make your experience as simple as possible. Most health insurance providers cover acupuncture in full or in part.
Our team can help you confirm what options are available to you, including worker’s compensation, extended health benefits, third party insurance, or motor vehicle injury benefits.
We also accept payment from all major debit and credit cards in addition to also accepting cash payments. You can also pay with your personal cheque.
What Do We Treat?
Acupuncture can help treat several health issues, such as: