Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture in NE Calgary
At Contrast Healthcare & Acupuncture, our goal is to help our patients improve their quality of life through the reduction of pain and other symptoms that negatively impact their health and well-being. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a proven and effective treatment option for a wide range of health problems and complaints. TCM uses a holistic approach to the management of chronic illness and maintenance of health for people of all ages. The treatments listed below are some of the main modalities used in (TCM). They can be used separately or in conjunction with other treatments depending on the needs of the patient.
Acupuncture– an effective treatment used by TCM practitioners. It is a non-invasive and safe alternative treatment for pain and other medical conditions which has helped millions of people worldwide.
Herbology- Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the greatest systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to 3rd century BC. Throughout history it has continued to sustain itself and prove effective through research in every area of its use. Chinese Herbal Medicine can be used to exedite the healing process, strengthen, support and tonify the body. These formulas have the capacity to address the underlying root cause of various medical conditions, whether acute or chronic.
Cupping- Traditionally fire cupping has been used to enhance circulation through the whole body and is also used for pain relief from injuries or musculoskeletal complaints. Cupping has also been shown to be beneficial for respiratory infections, low immunity and other chronic infections.
Moxibustion (Moxa)- A treatment for strengthening the immune system and strengthening organ function throughout the body. In Traditional Chinese medicine moxa is primarily used as a tonification treatment to make the body stronger.
If you would like to learn more on how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you with your specific health concerns, or to book an appointment, We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us today!