Providing Traditional Chinese Medicine Since 2013
Since 2013, Alberta Physical Therapy has provided Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM. Thanks to our experience and commitment in achieving outstanding patient outcomes, we have assisted countless delighted patients in Calgary NW and Calgary SE with over 200+ Google Reviews and 5* ratings.
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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is one of the five major systems in traditional East Asian medical care, along with acupuncture, herbalism/phytotherapy, massage therapy (improves blood flow), and diet therapy. TCM generally treats a patient's internal system, rather than just their symptoms, as Western medicine focuses on treating only what they see outside the body.
In addition, TCM views illnesses as being caused by disharmony between four basic elements: fire, earth, metal, and water, which then causes illness. This disturbed balance in the body may be corrected through treatments such as acupressure, moxibustion, different forms of cupping, dietary changes, exercises, qigong, tai chi, yoga, meditation, and many other therapies.
The history of Traditional Chinese Medicine goes back more than 5,000 years when it was first developed but has been practiced long before that under different names. It came into China around 2000 BC where it became an important part of conventional medicine and later spread throughout Asia during the Han Dynasty.
The philosophy behind Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on yin and yang principles; there is a balance between two opposing forces called "yin" and "yang." Each organ system corresponds to either.
Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine For Our Body
The most common physical ailments treated with traditional Chinese medicine include:
- Arthritis - Arthritis treatments include acupuncture, herbs, dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments and physical therapies such as heat or cold applications.
- Asthma - Asthmatic patients may benefit from acupuncture treatment due to its ability to relax muscles and relieve spasms.
- Back pain - Back pain caused by injury or degenerative disease responds well to acupuncture.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is commonly treated with acupuncture.
- Fibromyalgia - Fibromyalgia is an illness characterized by muscle aches and pains that cause widespread discomfort throughout the body. It's a chronic condition that affects about 5 million Americans.
- Headaches - Headaches respond very well to acupuncture therapy.
- Insomnia and Digestive issues - Insomnia is a sleep problem in which you have trouble falling asleep or staying awake during the night. Sleep disorders affect millions of American adults each year. They're usually associated with stress, anxiety, depression, poor health habits and medications. Treatments for insomnia include relaxation techniques, meditation, hypnosis, biofeedback, and acupuncture.
- Menopause - Menopausal women experience hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness and loss of libido. These problems are sometimes alleviated through hormone replacement therapy but many menopausal women find relief through alternative approaches like acupuncture.
- Multiple sclerosis - Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disorder that involves damage to myelin sheaths around nerves.
- Chronic pain - All types of chronic pain including entire body aches, muscle pain etc.
How Does TCM Work?
The theory behind Chinese Herbal Medicine is that the body has a natural healing ability, but it needs help from external factors such as blends of herbs and acupuncture in order to do so. This system works on an energy level rather than just treating symptoms by the insertion of needles (tiny filaments). It looks at how your whole being functions, not just what you are experiencing right now.
TCM licensed practitioners believe there are five basic elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each person’s constitution or “qi gong” is based on which combination of these 5 elements they were born with. For example, someone who was mostly made up of wood would be more likely to get sick if exposed to cold weather because their bodies lack heat-producing abilities.
In addition to looking at each individual's unique balance of elements, our practitioners who have clinical experience at Alberta PT also look at patterns within the patient's life. They may ask questions about diet, lifestyle habits, emotional state, etc., to determine whether certain imbalances exist. Once those imbalances are identified, your customized treatment plan can be developed and to regain the lost body balance back.
If you have any questions about our services please call us to book an appointment.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Calgary
Do you want practical Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques for a well balanced body? When teaming up with Alberta PT you can look forward to top quality, one to one services from beginning to end.
Calgary Certified Traditional Chinese Medicine Experts
Aging disrupts balance in the body and makes it weak. At some point chronic health issues and long term pain can occur. Whether you are experiencing common health issues like Arthritis, Back Pain, Chronic Pain or any other issues that need attention, Alberta PT can assist you return on track - fast.
Whether you are searching for just an assessment of the issue, total treatment, or avoidance from reinjury, Alberta PT is the name you can count on with your goals.
Get Back In Motion With Our TCM Physiotherapist
We're not only good at discovering the reasons for the issues you may be experiencing; our Traditional Chinese Medicine professionals and Acupuncturists are skilled experts who will also develop a helpful recovery path in addition to an individualized prevention plan of action that you may use around the house or work. Share your concerns with us and we'll assist you in finding the right solutions.
Receiving therapy should never feel like an inconvenience. You only really need to make one phone call to get your therapy underway. No more corresponding back and forth between separate practices with many different professions. We have the treatments needed to get you moving again pain free. It's easy: no more squeezing your schedule and no more headaches.
We know you want a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic that is accessible, trustworthy, seasoned, and enjoyable. At Alberta PT, We aim to meet your every requirement.
A List Of Some Of Our Popular Services:
The problem with many persistent pains that require rehabilitation and monitoring is that there's no simple response to alleviating them. That's why Alberta PT uses a unique and innovative process for our physiotherapy treatments.Where some clinics might provide Physical rehabilitation, our physiotherapists focus on techniques that provide our clients with:
Long and short-term discomfort alleviation.
One-to-one patient-centred treatment with a top attention in obtaining pain complimentary motion.
Progression towards your long-term health goals.
You have most likely come across acupuncture in the past; you may not entirely identify the ins and outs of the modern-day version of this conventional technique. Yes, modern-day clinical acupuncture still makes use of very fine needles to stimulate nerve signals, and yes, this practice is completely supported by science.
Throughout your clinical acupuncture visit, the tiny acupuncture needles are placed into precise places known as the body's neurofunctional sites. These sites are then either activated mechanically or with electric signals to interfere with irregular activity taking place within the body. Irregular activity can take place in a variety of circumstances and presents a wide range of prospective threats.
Although even massage therapy from improperly trained hands might indeed feel calming, it will not deliver any kind of real health benefits. Therefore, you should seek a professional massage therapist that not only feels great but also provides the relevant health benefits.
That's why Alberta PT is the most effective feasible area to obtain massage therapy. While our massage treatment solutions can absolutely be gotten by themselves, they can be provided in conjunction with other services.
When considering the massage therapy itself, the Alberta PT team aims to grow a comfy and soothing atmosphere. Our massage therapy specialists will chat with you to acknowledge the underlying issues causing your health problems, as well as to comprehend the kind of massage you're searching for prior to your first session.
If you have neve experienced chiropractic care in the past, you're most definitely in for a treat the first time you stroll right into Alberta PT.
The long-established chiropractic care technique uses comprehensive knowledge of the body's skeletal and muscular systems, to make sure you feel like a brand-new individual by the end of the session.
Although chiropractic care is a great method to start, it's specifically helpful when you are dealing with Alberta PT. This is because our chiropractic professionals and other team members aren't very knowledgeable and seasoned chiropractic specialists; however, integrated, they have years of functional experience that results.
Car Accidents Therapy / MVA Therapy
Physiotherapists at Alberta PT Calgary are very qualified in providing complete diagnostics and customizing successful therapy plans for clients who have been in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA). Our devoted physiotherapists are consistently trained to treat MVA associated hard as well as soft tissue injuries all covered insurance-based policies. We efficiently communicate and work in combination with family, medical practitioners, and insurers during the injury management therapy. We recommend early intervention for a speedy recovery
At Alberta PT, our objective is to assist you to get back to your life securely if you or your loved one has just recently been in an automobile accident.
Alberta PT takes pride in being a center of excellence for pelvic floor physical therapy, facilitated by a team of certified physiotherapists and health experts that offer unbeatable pelvic health treatments.
We are focused on a multidisciplinary approach, evidence-based physio, and cutting-edge treatments to help you with your pelvic floor strength.
At Alberta PT, our specialized physiotherapists are always here to manage your pelvic health related issues and feel your best again.
If you are suffering from the signs of pelvic health problems, don't wait until it's too late, contact us today.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic approach to gain good health and wellness in the lowest time possible.
At Alberta PT, we take pride in delivering one of the best TCM treatment plans based upon 5000 years old philosophies and evolutionary methods.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are both evidence-based treatments practiced at Alberta PT to boost physiological and biochemical elements of the body.
Our Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) experts with a comprehensive understanding and years of experience are here to help you obtain optimal wellness and well-being.
If you are interested in finding out if TCM is the right choice of treatment for you, contact us today for more information.
Orthotics and Bracing
If fitted perfectly, customized orthotics/braces can alleviate abnormal foot function, and even relieve pain in certain parts of the body.
In time, numerous clients who use their custom-made orthotics discover that their discomfort is not only reduced, but that the underlying problems begin to alleviate to some degree.
For those suffering from pain or otherwise impaired function, local custom-made orthotics are a terrific choice worth checking out here at Alberta PT.
Alberta PT is a One-Stop-Shop for recovery. We are an exception among other Physiotherapy clinics when dealing with interdisciplinary consults (IDC).
Interdisciplinary Consults include the collective efforts of rehab specialties and clinical interventions to deal with complicated health problems and boost patient outcomes.
Our team believes team effort is a critical part of physical therapy and recovery. The team-working method shows that joint efforts, trust, expertise, combination of treatment options, and consistent interaction considerably optimize health outcomes and enhance overall therapy experience.
Our team is passionate about utilizing different healthcare specialists' understanding, knowledge, and skills to function towards our client's healthcare goals.
If you wish to find out more regarding this interdisciplinary consults? Then, get in touch with us today for additional information.