What Is Acupuncture?

The practice of acupuncture is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has a 5000 year history of successfully diagnosing, treating and preventing illness.

Acupuncture in South Calgary

Are you looking for acupuncture in South Calgary? Active Back to Health is home to several skilled acupuncture practitioners. Our expert doctors are trained, qualified and experienced in acupuncture and its various uses. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for a vast array of disorders, diseases and injuries. 

Acupuncture Doctors

Our team has a wealth of experience, offering you  the best in acupuncture services. To find out more about our skilled acupuncture practitioners, click their names below.

What Is Acupuncture?

The practice of acupuncture is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, which has a 5000 year history of successfully diagnosing, treating and preventing illness. Interestingly, the first medical description of acupuncture wasn’t recorded until 1680. It was not until a European physician witnessed acupuncture use in Japan that the Western world became aware of the healing attributes of the practice. 

Today, acupuncture is used to treat various pains, aches and conditions. If you are not sure whether acupuncture is right for you, please  call us to find out more.

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How It Works

In your initial visit, you will be required to fill out new patient forms. This is so we have a general outline of your past medical history and conditions. From there, our practitioners will discuss your health concerns and goals. 

In most cases, acupuncture treatment will be provided in the first visit. Acupuncture treatment plans will be made individually to suit the needs of each patient. 

In some cases, you may notice improvements right away. In other cases, it may take a few sessions. 

Generally the needles are placed at set acupuncture points for 5-60 minutes. If you are new to acupuncture, this time will be at the lower end.

What To Expect

Tiny needles are placed at set acupuncture points in the body. At these points, it is thought that the needles stimulate endorphins, your body’s natural pain relievers, to make you feel better. It is also thought that the needles further stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities. 

Your body is very capable of healing itself. Sometimes, it just needs help to do that.

Common Health Conditions Treated

Dr. Cumming is a chiropractor and acupuncturist and treats only musculoskeletal conditions, whereas, Dr. Kellington, as a Naturopath treats a variety of health conditions with acupuncture. Many conditions or injuries can be treated using acupuncture. In fact, it isn’t limited to just physical pain. Acupuncture can also help individuals tackle emotional pain, such as that associated with depression and anxiety. Acupuncture can be used to treat many common conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, neck and back pain, TMJ syndrome, headaches, nerve pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica.
  • Mental/emotional: Anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress.
  • Digestive: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and diarrhea.
  • Dermatological: Acne and eczema.

Other Uses:

  • Overcoming addiction including drug, tobacco and food
  • Improving circulation, weight concerns and urinary issues/pain
Choose Active Back to Health for All Your Acupuncture Needs

Our team of experts is experienced in the safety and efficacy of acupuncture use. At your session, your practitioner will clearly explain the treatment appropriate for you. If you would like to book an appointment, contact us today.


Fee Schedule


Initial Consult & Treatment
$85.00

Follow-Up Treatment
$75.00

*We direct bill a number of insurance companies. Most of our health services are covered in whole or part by extended health insurance plans.

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Monday - Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursdays
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Fridays
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturdays
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

*Massage hours have been extended until 8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 9am – 5pm on Saturdays. Please call the office to find out more.

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Chinook Centre
6455 Macleod Trail SW #302
Calgary, AB T2H 0K9
Phone: (403)252-3316


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