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TCM Acupuncture

We Use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture To Treat A Wide Variety of Ailments!

At Healing Hands Family Wellness, Our Team believes in a whole-body approach to health care. In addition to Chiropractic Adjustments, we use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture to help your body promote its natural ability to heal itself. TCM & Acupuncture has been used for centuries to promote the body’s natural self-healing process. Using tiny needles to stimulate specific points found throughout your body, acupuncture works by releasing the body’s blocked energy (Qi), allowing the natural flow and rhythm of this energy to return.

How Does TCM Acupuncture Work?

Blockages or imbalances in your energy Qi may lead to a decline in your well-being and has been associated with an assortment of illnesses. Many factors can disturb the flow of energy — disease, stress, anxiety, fear, poor nutrition, infections or injury all contribute to the disturbance of normal energy flow. In order to rebalance this energy, acupuncture needles are placed in very specific sites along body meridians to stimulate the nervous system, improve circulation, and to re-establish the body’s naturally smooth and balanced energy flow.

Acupuncture is the practice of stimulating your acupoints with thin, sterile needles on specific sites throughout the body. According to Chinese history, your energy channels (or meridians) follow specific patterns throughout the body, and our well-being depends on a balanced, smooth flow of energy across these meridians.

Healing Hands Family Wellness uses TCM Acupuncture to treat a wide range of symptoms & conditions, which include:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Intestinal gastritis
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Women’s health
  • Fertility
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity & Weight loss
  • Sleep Problems
  • Heart Disease
  • Smoking Cessation

What Can I Expect at my TCM Acupuncture Appointment?

During your first appointment for Acupuncture at Healing Hands Family Wellness, we use a detailed set of assessment tools to recommend a treatment plan that will best address your particular needs. Since Acupuncture is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, relatively few reported complications from acupuncture treatments have been reported.

TCM Acupuncture treatment is actually a very comfortable experience. As you lay down on our comfortable treatment table, our Acupuncturist places a number of acupuncture needles in the acupoints specific to your ailments. The acupuncture needles are kept in place between five and 30 minutes, and you will feel minimal to no discomfort during the placement of these needles. In fact, many of our patients report they feel very relaxed both during and after the appointment!

Learn More about TCM Acupuncture at Healing Hands Family Wellness

If you are interested in learning more about TCM Acupuncture, we invite you to contact our Okotoks wellness clinic!


Our Health & Wellness Clinic always welcomes new patients, no referral is required!