We offer a variety of holistic health services to customize the ideal treatment plan for you.
Both Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques and modern motor point or “dry needling” muscle therapy are included in our acupuncture treatments at Fort Saskatchewan Acupuncture.
Small filiform needles are inserted to provide relief from pain as well as treating internal medical issues. To learn more, check out the acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions.
All acupuncture treatments include the use of modalities such as moxabustion, cupping, guasha or tuina, depending your treatment needs.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues and joints by kneading, compressing, and trigger pointing (among many other techniques).
The soft tissues of the body include tendons, ligaments, muscles and connective tissues. Apart from muscular injuries and tension, massage can improve sleep, reduce stress and relieve conditions such as tension headaches and migraines.
Moxibustion is a modality used by acupuncturists, which involves burning the herb mugwort (Artemesia Argyi) on or near the skin.
Moxa is used to increase the circulation of blood and Qi, expel pathogens and warm the interior.
Some common conditions treated with moxa are arthritis, common colds and muscle pain.
Cupping, Guasha and Tuina
Cupping, Guasha and Tuina (Or Chinese Massage) are all Traditional Chinese techniques that can be used for muscle pain and tension or for resolving internal medical conditions.
To learn more about cupping, guasha and tuina check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Chinese Herbal Apothecary, Supplements and Herbs
The Chinese Medicine Apothecary allows us to mix custom herbal formulas, tailored to your body’s specific needs by your practitioner.
We also offer a variety of patented pre-made Chinese Herbal formulas, high quality supplements, liniments and home care products to enhance the effect of your treatments.
To learn more about the apothecary and supplements, check out our blog posts about the importance of professional assistance with supplements.
The cold laser is used to stimulate tissues at a cellular level to promote healing, reduce pain, and relax tight muscles. The laser is often used for improving healing time with
stubborn injuries such as sprains and broken bones. It can also be used to stimulate acupuncture points, and is often used for patients with low needle tolerance.
Acutonics is a sound and vibrational therapy combined with the theories of Chinese medicine. Tuning forks that are specifically attuned to the body are activated and placed on acupuncture points and specific areas of the body.
Any condition that can be treated with acupuncture, can be treated with Acutonics; physical, emotional and spiritual. Sound and vibration can travel deep into the body; from the tissues to the marrow.
Crystal and brass singing bowls are also used along with the tuning forks to intensify the treatment.
Reflexology is a natural healing practice that activates reflexes on the hands and feet that correspond to our bodies organs, glands, and body parts.
Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology activates the body’s own healing abilities, bringing it into to the “rest and digest” state.
Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance and facilitate healing.
Reflexology can help:
- Relieve tension and anxiety
- Promote feelings of comfort and well-being
- Improve digestion
- Lower stress
- Encourage a restful nights sleep
- Ease aches & pains
- Allow the body to fully relax so it can heal itself
Reiki is a gentle form of energy healing that promotes relaxation, healing, and complete wellness. The word REIKI comes from the Japanese word (Rei) meaning “Universal Life” and (Ki) meaning “Energy”. Summarized it means to channel “Universal Life Force Energy”.
During a Reiki session, energy is channeled through the Reiki practitioner and the practitioner’s hands are placed on or just above your body to balance the energies in the body to restore it to it’s natural state of well-being.
Subconscious Imprinting Technique (S.I.T.)
Subconscious Imprinting Technique or S.I.T. is a modality used to access and change how the body perceives and reacts to subconscious thought patterns, having a profound effect on the physical and emotional state.
While S.I.T. can be applied to many conditions, here are some of the more common things that get worked on with S.I.T. sessions:
- Chronic injury or pain
- Chronic physical conditions that you’ve “tried everything” for and can’t seem to find relief
- Limiting beliefs or negative self-talk (I.e. I suck at this, I’m worthless)
- Anxiety, depression
- Stress or feeling overwhelmed
- Trauma or abuse
- Feeling stuck
- Sport mindset and performance
Check our our blog post on S.I.T. for more information!
Please contact us if you have any questions about any of the services we provide.