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Calgary Beltline Acupuncture

Massage Addict
905 10th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0Z9

(587) 392-4330
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Acupuncture is an age-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment whereby thin sterile needles are inserted by hand at specific acupuncture points (acupoints) to access your body’s meridians (energy pathways). Acupuncture is well-known for its ability to relieve short and long-term pain. Many clients at Massage Addict Calgary Beltline use it as a therapeutic treatment for specific conditions such as neck and back pain, joint pain, anxiety and insomnia. 

A lot of people shy away from acupuncture therapy because they think the needles used during the treatment will hurt. This is a common misconception and Massage Addict Calgary Beltline wants to help put your mind at ease about how it feels to get an acupuncture treatment. Due to the flexibility and extremely small size of an acupuncture needle, most clients don’t feel anything, and the ones who do describe the feeling as a tingling sensation or a dull ache. 

With a clean, comfortable, and safe clinic environment, and direct billing to most insurance companies Massage Addict Calgary Beltline is the best place to receive an Acupuncture treatment.  Book your appointment today! 

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Your first visit?

At Massage Addict Calgary Beltline your first Acupuncture treatment will take approximately 60 minutes and will begin with a detailed health assessment of up to 25 minutes. Your Registered Acupuncturist will inquire about your medical history and formulate a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. After your assessment, you will receive your first treatment.

Please contact the clinic directly should you have any other questions regarding your visit.

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Acupuncture FAQ

Here are some of the most commonly asked queries about acupuncture. Need more? Contact Massage Addict Calgary Beltline, we'll be more than happy to help.

A:Most people experience significant improvements in their health and well-being after acupuncture treatments. However, it’s best to book an appointment with a Registered Acupuncturist who will help determine if acupuncture is right for you.

Your Registered Acupuncturist will perform a health assessment, discuss your specific needs and health goals, then provide a customized, targeted treatment plan that offers the therapeutic benefits and solutions you need.

A:The meridian system, also called channels, is your body’s system of pathways through which energy and blood flow. It is a network that connects your nerves, blood vessels, lymphatic system and musculoskeletal system. Acupuncturists focus on the energy flow in the meridians to relieve obstruction which helps restore health to your mind and body.

A:Yes, in addition to the primary acupuncture treatment, your acupuncturist may recommend a combined treatment with one of the three additional techniques of Tui Na, Gua Sha or cupping.

A:Tui Na (pronounced tweena) – is designed to help promote circulation and relieve pain, this treatment includes acupressure, massage, stretching and manipulation. Techniques of pressing, rolling, grasping, rubbing and even gentle pounding are used to encourage the release of tension from myofascial tissue.

A:The purpose of Gua Sha is to help release excesses in the body and stimulate healing. Your acupuncturist will use a specialized dull instrument made from plastic or metal and is moved down the muscles or meridians along the surface of the skin with repeated strokes. The treatment will cause redness to the skin and will disappear in 2-5 days.

A:Cups made of plastic or silicone and are placed over particular points on the body. A vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin up. This treatment opens the skin’s pores, eliminating the blood stasis which helps to stimulate the flow of blood and helps release toxins from the body. The treatment will cause circular red marks on the skin and will disappear in 2-5 days.

A:Acupuncture is a recognized health care treatment covered by most extended plans. However, be sure to check with your insurance provider before your appointment to see how much is covered and if you require a doctor’s note in advance for reimbursement purposes.

In most cases, your insurance provider will offer direct billing. If they are not set up for direct billing with Massage Addict, please be prepared with an alternate form of payment. You may arrange for subsequent reimbursement with your insurance company.

A:Depending on the specific accreditation and regulatory requirements of your province, you may find that your acupuncturist holds one of these three levels of certification.

  1. R. Ac. (Registered Acupuncturist)
  2. R. TCMP, R. Ac (A dual title designation and includes both Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Registered Acupuncturist)
  3. Dr. TCM (Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine – British Columbia only)

Rest assured, regardless of your location, all Massage Addict acupuncturists will hold one of these protected titles.

Your first visit?

At Massage Addict Calgary Beltline your first Acupuncture treatment will take approximately 60 minutes and will begin with a detailed health assessment of up to 25 minutes. Your Registered Acupuncturist will inquire about your medical history and formulate a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. After your assessment, you will receive your first treatment.

Please contact the clinic directly should you have any other questions regarding your visit.


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