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Acupuncture in Southwest Edmonton

Acupuncture TherapyAcupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are ancient therapies dating back as early as 6000 BC. While the practice itself has stayed the same, the research around acupuncture has evolved. Acupuncture can help with a variety of issues. Registered Acupuncturist Izabella’s focus is on injuries, pain management, fertility and pediatric acupuncture. It is a natural, drug free way to obtain optimal health. Your body knows how to be healthy, and acupuncture just helps that natural process along.

Acupuncture can help:

  • reduce tense muscles by releasing tight muscle bellies
  • stops pain and improves mood by releasing endorphins
  • reduces inflammation by encouraging proper blood flow to damaged tissues
  • regulates your hormones to bring your body back into its natural rhythm

Dr. Izabella treats the following:

  • Migraines
  • Neck
  • Shoulder and Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • PMS
  • Pediatric Conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Rashes
  • Insomnia
  • Reproduction System Disorders
  • Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)
  • Post-Stroke Conditions
  • Allergies

Dr. Izabella also incorporates TCM modalities such as Fire Cupping, TuiNa, Moxibustion, Clean Needle Technique (CNT), “Surround the Dragon” technique, electric stimulation, acupressure, diet advice according to TCM, scalp acupuncture and ear acupuncture into her treatments.

FAQ

Does acupuncture hurt?

This is the most common question I get as a practitioner. Answer; NO! Getting acupuncture does not feel the same as getting an immunization or blood taken. The needles are a fraction of the size and most of the time, you don’t even feel them go in. Most of my patients really enjoy their treatments and find it relaxing. Some of them even fall asleep.

Is acupuncture covered by my benefits?

Most benefit plans cover acupuncture. Herbal medicine is not covered and is an additional cost, but is priced accordingly so that you have access to the care that you need. Most prescriptions cost about the same price as a bottle of high quality vitamins. Not all patients require herbal medicine, and is optional for the patients who do.

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on what you’re in the clinic for. Usually with pain or sports injuries, you’ll notice effects anywhere from 1-3 treatments with maximum relief around the 6th appointment. The longer the injury is present, the longer it takes to fix. Some patients feel great after one treatment and I won’t see them again until something else happens. Listen to your body! If you’re feeling great, that’s the goal! Fertility patients can expect slightly more because we are working with the timing of your body. Mother nature rushes for no one.

Will you work with my doctor or other practitioners?

Yes! If you are having health issues, it is encouraged to see your family doctor. I am happy to speak with your doctor about my treatment protocol. I am also happy to speak with other practitioners you choose to see, such as Dr. Jenna or Dr. Jacy, one of our massage therapists, naturopathic doctors etc.

Can I get acupuncture if I am pregnant?

Yes. It is important if you are pregnant to tell your acupuncturist because the treatment protocol during pregnancy is much gentler and certain areas are avoided. In your first trimester, acupuncture can actually help reduce morning sickness, increase energy, stop unwanted bleeds and reduce anxiety!

What can I expect on my first visit?

If you are in clinic for pain or an injury, a full intake will include a full history, muscle/joint testing, acupuncture and then cupping/guasha when indicated. Appointments take 60 – 90 minutes.

What if I am afraid of needles?

For patients with needle-phobia, treatments go at a slower pace, are gentler, and Dr. Izabella stays in the room with you in case you need anything. Your treatment is exactly that; yours. Dr. Izabella will work within your comfort zone. Your appointment is not supposed to create anxiety.

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Acupuncture Southwest Edmonton AB | (780) 244-2441