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Acupuncture Saskatoon

Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that dates back to 5000 years ago. Needles are carefully inserted at specific points in your body to combat disease and strengthen the body’s natural repair mechanisms.

How Acupuncture Works

It is said in Oriental medicine that chi, or energy, circulates in specific pathways in the body. If there is balance, the energy flows smoothly as it should and you are healthy. If an imbalance is present, however, blockages arise along the pathways, creating illness. By placing the acupuncture needles, the blockages can be freed up so that energy flows through the body and health is restored.

The many conditions that acupuncture commonly addresses include;

  • Addiction (smoking)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Labour induction
  • Tennis elbow
  • PMS
  • Sinusitis

What to Expect

When you think of needles being inserted into the body, you may think that discomfort is involved. Surprisingly, you may not feel anything! Others say it’s similar to a mosquito bite but disappears after just a couple of seconds. Most of our patients find acupuncture to be relaxing and even fall asleep. For your safety, only single-use disposable needles are used at our clinic . They’re comparable to the size of a hair and are nothing like the needles you might see at a doctor’s office to draw blood or have a vaccination.

The number of acupuncture sessions you’ll need depends on your unique situation. A minor injury may need only a few visits while a chronic problem will likely require more. We’ll discuss what we recommend with you after your first appointment. Each session takes approximately 30 minutes.

Schedule Your Visit Today

Find out more about the healing through acupuncture at our office in Saskatoon. Contact our team today to schedule your appointment! We have Saturday visits available and plenty of free parking on-site.

Acupuncture Saskatoon | (306) 651-2225