Acupuncture Therapy | A Treatment Method That May Improve Your Overall Health & Wellness

At Panther Sports Medicine, our mission remains one of providing high-quality therapeutic services to our clients. We are a myriad of sports injury clinics and rehabilitation centers offering restorative healthcare and personalized therapeutic treatments. Moreover, our services are delivered in a supportive environment that encourages education for your sports physiotherapy needs.

As such, we have 10 locations in Calgary which include Country Hills, Oakridge, Cranston Market, Trico Centre, Seton, Deer Valley, Marlborough Mall, South Fish Creek, Mckenzie Towne, and Walden.

Keep reading to learn more about our Calgary Acupuncture services and how they can help alleviate your sports-related injuries.

Acupuncture Therapy Services

Typically, acupuncture is used as an adjunct therapeutic treatment, in conjunction with other physiotherapy procedures. Acupuncture encourages the relaxation of muscle tissue so that other treatments become more effective. Originating in ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture involves the utilization of slender needles being inserted into specified areas of the body.

Consequently, this process allows for the alteration of muscles, nerves, and circulation throughout the system. Acupuncture also releases chemicals such as endorphins within the body, which allow for the alleviation of pain and help to accelerate the healing process.

What is the Origin of Acupuncture Therapy Services?

Acupuncture is a therapeutic practice of ancient Chinese medicine that dates back thousands of years. In fact, primitive Chinese society began using a prehistoric version of acupuncture that involved finely crafted stones to mimic the needles we now use today. These ancient stone needles were healing devices and were made from bamboo. Additionally, some of these needles have actually been extracted from ancient Chinese ruins.

All of this is to say that acupuncture is among the oldest and most widespread healing modalities the world has ever known. This point is further exemplified in the ancient texts of “The Nei jing.” Written by Huang Di, this text reaches as far back as 300 BC.

Symptoms That Require Acupuncture Therapy Services

There’s a reason why acupuncture has been around for this long: it’s effective and it’s versatile. This therapeutic treatment has the potential to alleviate a myriad of symptoms caused by many conditions.

Here are a few symptoms that may be treated with the advent of acupuncture:

  • Menstrual cramps
  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Tennis elbow
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dental pain, and much more

How Do Acupuncture Therapy Services Work?

Acupuncture treatment begins with a qualified and accredited practitioner. Once you have divulged your pains and ailments, your physiotherapist will then determine if acupuncture is the appropriate treatment for you based on your symptoms. If everything checks out, the procedure then begins.

Your physiotherapist will insert small, slender needles into certain areas of your body. This is done in order to reach an equilibrium of your body’s energy. The notion is that the needles act as an external form of stimulation, this then results in the release of endorphins, which are your body’s innate and natural pain relievers.

What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture Therapy Services

A plethora of present-day research has been dedicated to the beneficial effects provided by acupuncture therapy. As a result, promising data has revealed that this ancient healing modality has a lot to offer its recipients in terms of both health and quality of life.

For example, acupuncture therapeutic treatment may help improve your:

  • Immune system
  • Nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Digestive system
  • Alleviate pain
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Bolster digestive function
  • Enhance the overall sense of wellbeing

Are There Side Effects of Acupuncture Therapy Services

Any risks or dangers associated with acupuncture treatment are remote. As long as you have a competent and well-trained practitioner who is acupuncture-certified, you should be fine. However, there are a few side effects that are both typical and to be expected.

Some of these common side effects include soreness, bruising, or even slight bleeding where the needles have been inserted. Moreover, one-time use and disposable needs have now become the acupuncture industry standard, which further reduces the risk of infection.

How Soon Can You Expect to See Results?

The results of acupuncture services are not instantaneous. However, they also don’t take a long time either. Typically, you can expect to begin seeing the results after two to three sessions. This is usually when you’ll begin to become more cognizant of the improvements.

As time progresses and you continue with your treatment, the results will become more pronounced. Slowly, you’ll start to notice a more encompassing sense of wellbeing begin to envelop you – both physically and psychologically.

Additional Services

At Panther Sports Medicine, our mission is to provide our patients with first-rate rehabilitation and healthcare services. For this reason, we offer a myriad of therapeutic treatment methods for sports injuries, workplace wounds, and other conditions and ailments. Keep reading to learn more about our other therapeutic services.


Your health is your most valuable asset. Consequently, ensuring that you are functioning at an optimum level is a necessity for a high-quality life. That’s why at Panther Sports Medicine, we offer superior physiotherapy services to help treat your physical ailments. Improve your balance, increase your strength, and enhance your energy today with physiotherapy today.

Massage Therapy

As a healing modality that has been around for thousands of years, massage therapy is a restorative treatment that is as effective as it is ancient. It can help treat muscle pain, reduce tension, and improve wellness; allowing for a more healthy and holistic experience in your day-to-day life.

Sports Therapy

Whether you’re a high-level competitive athlete or a sports enthusiast who just enjoys being active recreationally, Panther Sports Medicine offers the sports therapy services you need to feel and be at your best! Regardless of your sporting activity, we are here to help ensure that you remain in the right physical condition to continue doing what you love and enjoy most.

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

Most of the time, we can easily pinpoint the sources of our pain. However, there are some cases where this is a little harder to do. If such is the case for you, it may be due to shortening and contracting muscle spasms. This often results in nerve pain that doesn’t leave any indicators of inflammation or tissue damage, which as a result, makes it more difficult to pinpoint.

A possible solution may be that of intramuscular stimulation (IMS). This treatment method utilizes acupuncture needles to deaden impacted nerves and muscles in order to relieve the restrictiveness associated with muscular spasms.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy has recently been gaining prominence in the world of rehabilitative healthcare. And for good reason, it assists with a myriad of chronic conditions that other healing methods have failed to treat. With no painkillers or physical exercises, and in only 5 minutes, this therapeutic treatment can provide the means to accelerate both recovery and pain relief.

This is accomplished via a high-energy auditory wave to the injured body part, which then produces alterations to the biological makeup; repairing tendons, soft tissue, and even bones.

Temporomandibular (Jaw) Joint - TMJ

If simple activities involving your mouth (eating, speaking, yawning, laughing, etc) cause you pain and discomfort, it may be the result of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This joint [The temporomandibular] is what connects the jaw bone and the skull together. And if pain occurs within the joint or in the connective tissue controlling the jaw's movement, then it may be a TMJ disorder.

Sports Medicine

Regardless of your level of athletic prowess, if you train often enough, injuries are inevitable – it’s par for the course. As such, having the right treatment available is a necessity if you want to continue living a healthy and active lifestyle. At Panther Sports Medicine, we offer sports medicine services for our sports enthusiasts. Whatever athletic venture you undertake, we are here to ensure your body is ready and capable of taking on the challenge.

Braces, Orthotics, and Health Products

As amazing and resilient as your body is, sometimes it needs a little assistance. That’s where the utility of braces, orthotics, and health products come into play. These products can help alleviate pain, provide support for walking, and offer additional stability to an injured or broken joint.


We appreciate your interest in Panther Sports Medicine, and we invite you to take the leap to good health and learn more about our company and how we can help improve your health. We have 10 convenient locations in Calgary. Find a location near you and book an appointment with us.

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Why Choose Panther Sports Medicine

Panther Sports Medicine has been serving Calgary for over 30 years!  We offer comprehensive physiotherapy and professional rehabilitation services. Our staff is highly trained in the latest and most effective treatment options. With a wide variety of services and skills, we will get you back to your normal life as soon as possible.
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Panther Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centres are a network of ten clinics, physiotherapist operated, serving Calgary and surrounding areas. Our team offers a wide range of services including physiotherapy, massage therapy, and sports injury rehabilitation to help our clients reduce pain and recover from injuries. Panther Sports Medicine has been proudly serving our community for over 30 years.
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