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Acupuncture/TCM in Cochrane

Acupuncture is the strategic insertion of very small, very thin, sterile, single-use needles or “pins” into the body. There are two main types of needling that an acupuncturist will perform on a patient here at West Valley Chiropractic in Cochrane, Alberta.

The first kind is the Chinese Medicine approach to needling which is painless and designed to have a variety of positive effects on the nervous system.

Some Examples Of These Are:

  • Improving sleep
  • Reducing anxiety symptoms
  • Managing stress
  • Stimulating digestion
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Regulating the hormones
  • Aiding in labour induction
  • Reducing morning sickness
  • Promoting ovulation
  • Increasing circulation and healing
  • Reducing pain

The second type of needling we use is called trigger point and motor-point needling. It is very similar to “dry-needling” which is a commonly used term. This style is used in acute and chronic injuries and optimizes the muscle function so it can heal quicker and function better. This is an extremely effective technique for all types of pain including sports injuries, headaches and migraines, as well as repetitive strain injuries.

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