Acupuncture

Urban Massage & Wellness offers acupuncture services in St. Albert. Our trained and experienced acupuncturists are ready to help you with healing and health through the practice of acupuncture.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a time-tested method of healing that dates back thousands of years. Its origin outdates currently existing literature and historical records. Modern scientific research into acupuncture has only just begun to catch up to what was known then. 

Modern-day acupuncture practice involves the use of needles that are inserted into known acupuncture points located on various parts of the body. These needles are single-use and made of surgical stainless steel as thin as a thread of human hair. 

 

With scientific research, it is known that acupuncture points are pressure, thermal, and light-sensitive; that is to say, a physiological response is observed when an acupuncture point is stimulated via these means. For example, an acupuncture point located on the lateral calf above the ankle known to benefit the eyes and vision, when needled, produces an increase in neural activity in the brain’s corresponding visual cortex, which can be seen on a functioning-MRI scan. Locally at the acupuncture point site, an increase of blood flow can also be observed; this increase in blood flow brings about endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. It also increases oxygenation to promote cellular respiration, and therefore, cellular replication and repair.

Acupuncture Treatment in St. Albert

Acupuncture can treat a wide range of common musculoskeletal and internal conditions. Patients suffering from chronic, recurrent pain; stress, anxiety, or depression; as well as complications of the digestive, immune, and endocrine system have all found reduction in both the intensity and the frequency of their symptoms. It can also provide relief from: 

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Back pain, neck pain, and other types of pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chemotherapy side effects (such as nausea and vomiting) 

 

Book an Acupuncture Assessment

Is acupuncture right for you? 

Book yourself in for an assessment today. If our acupuncturist is not able to help you, there is absolutely no charge for your assessment.