Optimum Wellness

Traditional Chinese Medicine in Alberta

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Find Wellness Through Ancient Practices

Optimum Wellness Centres is pleased to provide traditional Chinese medicine (or TCM) at some of our locations. We use ancient methods developed over thousands of years. With a combination of treatments and techniques, we can help you restore balance to your body in a more holistic way.

TCM is largely based on the concept of qi (pronounced as chee), which is your life force. Qi flows through your body via different pathways or meridians. According to this belief system, qi must be in perfect balance, flowing from meridian to meridian. Otherwise, you may become sick.

Using a combination of TCM methods, we aim to restore your qi’s flow and balance, restoring your body to health.

When you visit Optimum Wellness Centres for a consultation, you will be met with friendly staff to check and make sure that all of your required information is on file. We will then have a no-obligation conversation about why you seek treatment and what you want to get out of it.

Your health history and lifestyle will then be discussed to pinpoint the underlying cause for your struggles

After your consultation, we may ask a few more questions to get a deeper understanding of your concerns. TCM can be used to treat a wide variety of issues, so it’s important that we understand the full scope of what you are experiencing. Based on your answers, we can recommend traditional Chinese medicine or a different type of treatment.

Treatment Options & Plans

The term “traditional Chinese medicine” covers a very broad range of services. We will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs. Your treatment plan may include:

Your treatment length, frequency, and schedule will depend on your customized plan. After creating your plan, your practitioner will go over it with you and answer any question you may have.

FAQs

While TCM certainly has its skeptics, many people (and physicians) believe very strongly in the healing properties of TCM. In fact, the World Health Organization recognizes TCM in its compendium.

Like any medical treatment, results will vary from person to person. Be sure to give your practitioner your full medical history before undergoing TCM.

There is no yes or no answer to this question. Both TCM and western medicine have demonstrated strengths and weaknesses. TCM takes a slower and less invasive approach to healing than many kinds of western medicine. This gradual methodology means treatment may be less risky than some western medicines.

TCM is used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Sinusitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Menopause
  • Sciatica
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Traditional Chinese medicine is meant to be accessible to all who may need it, so you do not need a doctor’s referral to access treatment.

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Safe Stretching

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Safe Stretching

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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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March 24, 2020
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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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Types Of Stretching

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Types Of Stretching

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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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March 24, 2020
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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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Benefits Of Stretching

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Benefits Of Stretching

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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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March 23, 2020
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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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