Skilled Traditional Chinese Medicine in Grande Prairie

Are you wondering if acupuncture and TCM treatment is right for you? Dr. Yang Su and Dr. Crystal Su of Grande Prairie Acupuncture & Acupressure Clinic have presented information on this page to help you make an informed decision.

Over $500 Million Spent Annually on Acupuncture in U.S.

It is estimated that somewhere between 10 and 15 million Americans spend approximately $500 million a year on acupuncture for treatment of AIDS, allergies, asthma, arthritis, bladder and kidney problems, bronchitis and constipation.

You may also be interested to know that:

  • 70% of Canadians have used complementary medicine at least once.
  • In the United Kingdom, annual expenditure on alternative medicine is US $230 million.
  • The global market for herbal medicines currently stands at over US $60 billion annually and is growing steadily.
  • In Alberta, the title of an acupuncturist must be Registered Acupuncturist under the Health Discipline Act of Alberta Regulation 42/88. There are approximately 350 registered acupuncturists. Most insurance companies cover acupuncture treatments provided by registered acupuncturists only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does acupuncture hurt?

A: You can expect to feel, at most, a mosquito-bite sensation as the acupuncture needle is inserted. As we manipulate the needle to stimulate your body’s healing energies, sensations may be felt such as a dull ache, a shooting sensation, warmth, cooling, distending or a heavy feeling. These are all considered good feelings, reflecting the efficacy of the treatment.

Q: Are there any side effects?

A: Acupuncture is very safe and there are virtually no adverse effects or complications when practiced by competent registered acupuncturists like Dr. Yang Su and Dr. Crystal Su at Grande Prairie Acupuncture & Acupressure Clinic. Needles used for acupuncture are fine, sterile, disposable stainless steel instruments.

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