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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when we insert them. When we gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, travelling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 5 to 8 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

What Does Shockwave Feel Like?

Shockwave treatments are short, intense sessions. Shockwave will feel like pressure waves hitting your tissues. Many people experience a deep achy feeling in the area being treated. Although Shockwave is not a painless therapy, the benefits far outweigh any discomfort you may feel. All treatments are always administered within your pain tolerance and steps will be taken to mediate any discomfort as much as possible.  

Shockwave has proven successful in a number of scientific studies for the treatment of chronic conditions.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

It is very difficult to say how many treatments each condition will take. If you are dealing with a relatively new injury or pain, you may only need 3 - 5 treatments. If this is a more chronic condition, it may take 5 - 8 treatments. The goal of your therapist is always to keep your initial treatments approximately 1 week apart until significant relief is felt. Most people find that getting a monthly maintenance treatment is beneficial. 

What Does Manual Osteopathic Therapy Feel Like?

MOT is a gentle, hands on therapy. Your therapist will multiple different treatment techniques such as osteoarticular manipulations, visceral manipulations, craniosacral, and advanced fascia release. All of these techniques are very gentle and calming. Your therapist will continue to check in with the body's tissues. Techniques will be changed in order to provide you with the most benefit. Above all, your therapist will try to improve your health and well-being without over treating. 

Manual Osteopathic Therapy aims to improve health across all body systems.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Manual Osteopathy Therapy can be used as a corrective therapy, as well as preventative therapy. Because of this nature, treatments can be scheduled on an as-needed basis. 

What Does Massage Feel Like?

On normal tissue, massage is a pleasant sensation, which will give you a very relaxed feeling. Massage in an area of chronic pain or an injury, may at first cause some discomfort. Always let your massage therapist know when you feel any discomfort, so he or she can make adjustments. A regular massage helps to achieve a feeling of well being and to maintain optimum health. On your first appointment, your massage therapist will ask you questions about your medical history. Always tell your massage therapist if you have a medical problem, even a minor one. Also, let your family doctor or primary health care practitioner know that you are receiving massage therapy.

Massage Therapy relaxes the body, the mind, and the spirit.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Massage Therapy can be used as a corrective therapy, as well as preventative therapy. Because of this nature, treatments can be scheduled on an as-needed basis. 

 

What to Expect - Camrose Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic Ltd. in Camrose, AB

Marci Kendall and Samantha Auger offers Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal Medicine, Reflexology in Camrose, AB

Camrose Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic Ltd. offers safe, effective Acupuncture, Massage, Herbal Medicine, Reflexology in Camrose, AB

Camrose Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic Ltd.

              Samantha Auger R.Ac, TCMP                 

  Marci Kendall R.Ac, TCMP, RMT, CA, CR

Krista Torpe RMT, PTA

Ashley Logie BAPE

(780)672-9360

camroseacupuncture@gmail.com

What to Expect - Camrose Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic Ltd. in Camrose, AB