Acupuncture

Due COVID-19, Dr. Sarah Kim will be wearing a face mask while your treatment is happening, for your protection and the Dr.'s. 

Disinfecting the room after each patient. Ask for Sundays availability!  

If you have received COVID-19 vaccine you must wait 48 hours before booking an appointment.-                         

 Acupuncture treatment, needleDue to the risk of COVID-19, we ask that all patients who are sick, or experiencing symptoms such as fever, trouble breathing, coughing to call to reschedule your appointment at 403.262.2211, contact your health care provider or local public health authority and follow their advice.

We will continue our Policy for screening, wearing masks, and physical distancing regardless of their vaccination status, based on the recommendations from AHS, and ACAC, Masks are Mandatory. Our priority is making a Safe environment for Staff and Patients.


Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective alternative to medication and, in some cases, surgery.  Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing.

Therapeutic effects include:

  • Pain relief
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mood
  • Improved body function

Acupuncture needles are rounded at the tip so that they slide smoothly through tissue and are unlikely to cause bleeding. Needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes during which time the practitioner may manipulate the needles in order to strengthen or reduce the flow of Qi.

Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Bow Valley Chiropractic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our acupuncture center.

For some, Bow Valley Chiropractic will take them back to a place that is cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced.

People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health. Our staff and the members of extended wellness network are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. To promote continued learning in the nature of your health we also recommend you join our free website membership program.

Make your appointment today, 403.262.2211, or email us at [email protected] - For Online booking:    

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Acupuncture Help My Condition?

There are literally hundreds of conditions, disorders and diseases that acupuncture can effectively treat. Treatments are tailored for individual case circumstances, which enhances the efficacy of the treatment. Our experienced practitioner will determine if acupuncture treatment is right for you, based upon your symptoms and unique medical history.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

When a needle is inserted, a slight pinching will be felt. However once the session is underway, many patients feel very relaxed and even fall asleep.

Are There Other Forms Of Treatment Besides Needle Insertion?

Yes. Your practitioner may use their hands to put pressure on particular acupuncture points. They may also use a variety of mechanical devices to stimulate affected areas, as well as, warming the desired area by burning herbs.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. Our licensed Acupuncturist uses sterilized needles which are properly disposed, in accordance with health regulations.

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

Most disorders require between 6 and 10 sessions in order to effectively correct or alleviate a problem. At the time of the initial examination, your Acupuncturist will evaluate your condition and will assess the approximate number of treatments needed.

How Should I Prepare For My Session?

Wear loose clothing to allow access to acupuncture points. Have a light meal or snack shortly before your treatment. 

What Training Is Required to Practice Acupuncture?

A licensed Acupuncturist must complete rigorous education requirements, which differ from province to province. However it generally takes 3-4 years of extensive study, as well as, a 1 year internship. Most provinces also require certification with the NAACOM.

How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?

Generally, an acupuncture session can cost between $75 and $120. Many insurance companies cover much of the cost of acupuncture treatments. Contact your health insurance company for more information, as we don't direct bill for Acupuncture. 


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Bow Valley Square Office

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Call to book an appointment (Chiro, Acupuncture and Massage only)

Falsbridge Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

12:30 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

12:30 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed