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Acupuncture
$70.00 / Session
Prices include GST


Dr. Linda Xiao Bin Zhang graduated from Hei Long Jiang University of Chinese of Medicine in 1976 and has worked at Alpha Physical rehabilitation Center for numerous years.

She then proceeded to “Acupuncture therapy Training  program of Hei Long Jiang Province” from 1980-1981, where she went onto participants’ Academic “Nationwide Acupuncture and Moxibustion Master Course” from 1984-1986.

She is a member of Provincial Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture Society of Saskatchewan and the Chinese medicine and acupuncture association of Canada.

About Acupuncture Therapy

The Acupuncture specialist deals with the Acupuncture treatment of TCM Acupuncture Therapy and prevention of disease by stimulating acupoints on your body, using fine sterile single use needles. Acupoints are located on meridians which are vessels that carry Qi in specific patterns over the surface of the body and are responsible for connecting your body systems and nourishing the organs and tissues.

Qi is a concept of Acupuncture techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine used to describe one’s “vital energy” or “life force”. There is really no word in the English vocabulary that truly describes Qi. Qi flows smoothly and is of a sufficient amount when you are healthy. A stagnation or imbalance of Qi will cause disease. The Acupuncture expert regulates and harmonizes the flow of Qi. She can not control or force Qi. A TCM acupuncture treatment lasts about 45 minutes.


Is there anything your Healthcare professionals need to know? 

Apart from the usual medical details, it is important that you let your healthcare professionals know: 


⦁    if you have ever experienced a fit, funny turn or faint

⦁    if you have electrical implants or a pacemaker 

⦁    if you are taking anti-coagulants or any other medications, vitamins or herbals

⦁    if you have any particular risk of infection 

⦁    if you have a bleeding disorder

How long does a Acupuncture treatment take? 

The first Acupuncture services visit generally lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the length of consultation and whether an acupuncture treatment will be done. Subsequent acupuncture treatments will usually be about 30-45 minutes.


Find Relief in Acupuncture Therapy


Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture Therapy) is a proven medical system based on ancient theories of harmony and balance. By focusing on the whole person, Acupuncture Therapy addresses relieving symptoms, imbalance, pain and disease with a minimum of side effects or discomfort. Some of the healing modalities are TCM acupuncture (different from Western style acupuncture), cupping, and moxibustion performed by a Acupuncture expert.

Every individual can benefit from it  including seniors.

Some of the Acupuncture benefits that Acupuncture services can help include but not limited to:

⦁    Constipation, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
⦁    Skin conditions, acne
⦁    Smoking cessation
⦁    Common cold, sinus congestion, bronchitis, asthma, allergies
⦁    Hip and leg pain, neck, arm, shoulder, knee, and weakness
⦁    Muscle strain, sport injuries, traumatic injuries, arthritis
⦁    Cerebral palsy, Parkinson's, Ankle injury, senility, foot injury, knee injury,
⦁    Peripheral neuritis, Bell's palsy, stroke residuals
⦁    Low back pain, disc disease, headaches, migraines, bursitis
⦁    Stress incontinence, urinary tract infection, stress incontinence
⦁    Nervousness, depression, insomnia, stress control
⦁    Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, TMJ, carpal tunnel, tinnitus
⦁    PMS, irregular, heavy or painful menstruation, low energy
⦁    Impotence, menopause, infertility in women and men

If your health concern isn't seen on the above list it does not mean that Acupuncture Therapy and Acupuncture services can’t help you, please call our Acupuncture clinic in Regina and we can discuss your specific needs.

Acupuncture costs and course of Acupuncture Services

This depends upon the individual and your specific health needs. A Acupuncture treatment course can range from a couple of treatments to 30 treatments. Chronic illnesses usually require a longer course of Acupuncture services (e.g. 3 treatment courses with one course consisting of 3-5 times per week for two weeks).

Fewer Acupuncture services may respond better to acute cases (1-3 times per week for 10 or less treatments). Some people will notice the results of the acupuncture treatment immediately during or after the first treatment.

Some may notice them 2 days after and still others may notice results weeks later. In most cases, after the illness has improved, the patient may be requested to return periodically for preventative maintenance.

Does acupuncture therapy have side effects?


You need to be aware that:

⦁    Drowsiness may occur after acupuncture treatment in a small number of patients, and, if affected, may be advised not to drive.
⦁    Bruising or minor bleeding may occur after acupuncture therapy in about 3% of acupuncture treatment.
⦁    Symptoms may get worse after acupuncture treatment (less than 3% of patients). You should tell your Acupuncture specialist about this, but generally this is a positive sign of Acupuncture therapy.
⦁    Pain during Acupuncture treatment may occur in about 1% of treatments.
⦁    Eating 1 hour before the treatment will help to prevent Fainting which may occur in certain patients, particularly at the first treatment.  
⦁    In addition, if there are particular risks that apply in your case, your Acupuncture specialist will discuss these with you.  

The history and acupuncture benefits

 Acupuncture techniques were extremely popular in China until Chang Khi Chek took power in 1932. Many cultures have had similar ideas to that of Acupuncture services. In 1550 B.C. the Egyptians, in the Papyrus Ebera, described vessels that were similar to the Chinese meridians. Brazilian cannibals shot tiny arrows with blowpipes to diseased parts of their bodies to cure disease. 

 Acupuncture therapy was banned in the cities and Western medicine promoted. When Mao Tse Tung took over in 1945, Western influences were minimized and Acupuncture services were restored as a method of healing.

New York Times journalist in 1972 was in China and had to have an emergency appendectomy where acupuncture therapy was used as the anesthetic. This caused a renewal of interest in acupuncture services.

Does Acupuncture therapy hurt?

The Acupuncture expert in most cases, insertion is performed with little discomfort, although some areas prove to be more sensitive on the body than others. If there is discomfort, you should tell your Acupuncture specialist so alterations can be made. After the Acupuncture techniques with the needle in place, you may feel the Qi, which could imitate any number of feelings from a sense of movement to mild pressure.  Your comfort is paramount to an effective treatment.  These sensations dissipate quickly.

The majority of patients find the Acupuncture techniques very relaxing and many fall asleep during Acupuncture treatment. The time the needles are left in place vary from patient to patient and the Acupuncture techniques being used.

 Other Acupuncture services

Cupping

Cupping is a form of acupuncture treatment for pain and common cold, it moves Qi and Blood and releases exterior pathogens.

Cups are placed on your back to create suction,  instead of pushing down to relieve tension, the cups will pull up, it is sort of like a reverse massage.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is acupuncture techniques which use the ground leaf of Ai Ye or Mugwort to stimulate and acupuncture points. The herb is gently applied to specific acupoints. Mugwort eases pain and moves Blood and Qi in you body.

A moxibustion session is helpful for numerous ailments including arthritis, menstrual problems, ganglion cysts, and pain that is alleviated by heat. The moxa smoke can help elevate mood and sinus congestion.  

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