Acupuncture
A Time-Honoured Method of Pain Relief



Acupuncture is an ancient technique; its origins tracing back to the dynasties of China. Using acupuncture, we can help relieve intermittent and chronic pain.


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What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture Stimulates Targeted Muscle Groups To Improve Circulation And Promote Healing

Acupuncture teaches us that through the body runs a constant stream of energy. That energy is circulated through the body’s meridians, or channels. There are fourteen throughout the human body. Early Chinese practices says that a blockage of these channels can cause illness or injury. That is where the very fine tip needles come in.

The insertion of needles less than 1mm in diameter into specific points is meant remove blockage from the body’s meridians. Acupressure points are located throughout the body. Depending on your case the points to which needles are applied can be directly to the affected area or another part of the body. In the practice of acupuncture, everything is linked.

The needles stimulate the nerve clusters in the body’s muscle groups. There is a release of endorphins that is then triggered in the brain. Endorphins are the hormone associated with relaxation and calm. But acupuncture can also stimulate blood flow within the muscle. This can circulate nutrients to it and improve basic function.

Acupuncture being performed

Each culture and generation has applied their own variation to this technique. However the basic practices remain the same.


  • Acupressure
  • Japanese Acupuncture
  • Korean Acupuncture
  • Cupping

Acupuncture can be useful as a primary or complimentary form of therapy.


  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Relief of Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Muscle Injury

Visit Us in Beacon Hill, NW Calgary

What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture Stimulates Targeted Muscle Groups To Improve Circulation And Promote Healing

Acupuncture teaches us that through the body runs a constant stream of energy. That energy is circulated through the body’s meridians, or channels. There are fourteen throughout the human body. Early Chinese practices says that a blockage of these channels can cause illness or injury. That is where the very fine tip needles come in.

The insertion of needles less than 1mm in diameter into specific points is meant remove blockage from the body’s meridians. Acupressure points are located throughout the body. Depending on your case the points to which needles are applied can be directly to the affected area or another part of the body. In the practice of acupuncture, everything is linked.

The needles stimulate the nerve clusters in the body’s muscle groups. There is a release of endorphins that is then triggered in the brain. Endorphins are the hormone associated with relaxation and calm. But acupuncture can also stimulate blood flow within the muscle. This can circulate nutrients to it and improve basic function.

Acupuncture being performed

Each culture and generation has applied their own variation to this technique. However the basic practices remain the same.


  • Acupressure
  • Japanese Acupuncture
  • Korean Acupuncture
  • Cupping

Acupuncture can be useful as a primary or complimentary form of therapy.


  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Relief of Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Muscle Injury
Acupuncture being performed

Beacon Hill Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine offers Calgarians numerous paramedical treatments, including:

    How Does Acupuncture Work?


    It Starts With The Tongue

    Acupuncturists focus on the big picture. They will begin with an examination of your tongue. It may seem odd, but traditional Chinese practitioners were taught to diagnose visually. There are a number of conditions that are visible through the physical appearance of the tongue.

    Once the initial examination is complete, treatment plan is created. Our licensed acupuncturist will walk you through all that is involved. We want you to feel comfortable with your treatment. They’ll identify the area for treatment and begin to insert the needles.

    Most people won’t feel more than a slight pinch as they are inserted. Treatments can last 20-30 minutes.

    It is important to choose a licensed acupuncturist as they are trained in proper practices of health and safety. At Beacon Hill, your safety and comfort are our top priority. Our therapists want you to see your treatment through. We want to show you that you can trust us, give us a call today!

    How Does Acupuncture Work?


    It Starts With The Tongue

    Acupuncturists focus on the big picture. They will begin with an examination of your tongue. It may seem odd, but traditional Chinese practitioners were taught to diagnose visually. There are a number of conditions that are visible through the physical appearance of the tongue.

    Once the initial examination is complete, treatment plan is created. Our licensed acupuncturist will walk you through all that is involved. We want you to feel comfortable with your treatment. They’ll identify the area for treatment and begin to insert the needles.

    Most people won’t feel more than a slight pinch as they are inserted. Treatments can last 20-30 minutes.

    It is important to choose a licensed acupuncturist as they are trained in proper practices of health and safety. At Beacon Hill, your safety and comfort are our top priority. Our therapists want you to see your treatment through. We want to show you that you can trust us, give us a call today!


    Acupuncture being performed

    Beacon Hill Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine offers Calgarians numerous paramedical treatments, including:

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      Multiple treatment methods are employed to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and relieve pain.

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      Whether you're seeking a relaxation massage or something therapeutic, our massage therapists will provide the experience you're seeking.

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      For a millenia, people have been leveraging acupuncture as a way to treat pain, promote healing, and find relief. We can help.

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      Guided therapy and training from our physiotherapists helps relieve core pressure while improving core strength.

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      We are located just off-of Sarcee trail, in the NW community of Beacon Hill. There is ample on-site parking.

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      11724 Sarcee Trail NW
      Calgary, AB  T3R 0A1

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      We are conveniently located between the communities of Glenbrook, Killarney, and Glamorgan. Free parking is available; heated underground parking available until 5 pm.

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      101 - 4306 Richmond Rd SW
      Calgary, AB  T3E 4P6

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      "It was the best experience ever I went there for phisio with a severe pain in my shoulder the assessment was quick to define what's the problem he took the time using niddles and ultrasound (massage ) ....i left with no pain at all ...thank you to Dr.gerry and his friendly staff. Highly recommend."

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