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Acupuncture in South Calgary

Acupuncture needles on woman's shoulderAcupuncture originated in China, sometime around 6000 BCE. Sharpened stones and bones were used to apply pressure to certain locations on the body that we now refer to as acupuncture points and meridians. We currently utilize single-use needles made of various metals to stimulate these points and manipulate the qi or energy running through these spots. In acupressure, we use massage techniques to stimulate the qi under the skin, without breaking the skin barrier.

Acupuncture is used to return the body to a state where healing can occur. When the body shifts into fight or flight mode, the flow of qi changes, but sometimes we get stuck in this pathway because our lives are stressful or our lifestyle isn’t ideal. We use the metal needles to redirect the qi, so that the body can rest and heal. We use acupuncture to address any disorder that arises in the body.

Conditions That Acupuncture Can Address

Here are some of the different issues that can be managed with acupuncture:

  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • GERD
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Migraines
  • Pain

What Does It Feel Like?

If you’re new to acupuncture, you may wonder if the insertion of needles is painful. The needles used in acupuncture are small and ultra-thin. They’re nothing like a large hypodermic needle that you may have seen at a doctor’s office.

When the tiny needles are inserted at specific energy points on your body, most people feel a minor prick, like a mosquito bite, but acupuncture isn’t painful.

Meet Our Acupuncturist, Dr. Amy Nykoluk

Amy NykolukDr. Amy Nykoluk grew up in a small town in southern Manitoba, where she developed her love and knowledge of nature, music, art, culture and people. Along with studying science at the University of Winnipeg, Amy also spent time playing piano and guitar, exploring various types of dance, painting and backpacking around many parts of the world, furthering her love of history and culture.

Intrigued by Traditional Chinese Medicine

During a trip to China, Amy became fascinated by a collection of ancient healing modalities called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Intrigued by the mystery, theory, history and overwhelming popularity of TCM in China, Amy began to feel very drawn to this holistic preventative medicine. After witnessing the powerful effects acupuncture had on a close family member following a motor vehicle accident, Amy decided to move to Calgary. She began her journey becoming a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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Using TCM Modalities to Assist Her Patients

During her four years of study, Amy perfected the art of acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui Na massage, auricular medicine, cupping and diet therapy, and completed a practicum in a Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Mianyang, China.

After becoming a government registered Doctor of Traditional Medicine, and a licensed professional acupuncturist, Amy has developed a strong knowledge in successfully diagnosing and addressing a broad range of stubborn disease and pain of the body, including digestive, dermatological and musculoskeletal issues.

Amy is really excited to be joining the amazing team and strongly believes that adding TCM to your health care regime is a great way to achieve and maintain optimal health.

Please look for Amy around the clinic to say hello and learn a little more of what’s kept TCM around for thousands of years.


Monday: 2:30pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 1:30pm – 7:30pm
Friday: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Book an Appointment

Discover for yourself how acupuncture may help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Amy!

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