Acupuncture For Pre and Post Surgery Care in Edmonton

By Published On: July 20, 2021Categories: Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton, Pain Management, Wellness


As so many of us have experienced, often the pain that comes after surgery can linger for long periods of time and become unbearable. Medications are then usually encouraged through Western medicine to help with the pain. However, they are taxing on the body. And on top of that, medications can also have some undesirable side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sedation, and decreased gut motility, which can delay recovery.

A Better Way

Surgeries are significant health events that happen to have both physical and emotional effects, but what if surgery could be LESS painful with a SHORTER recovery period? Enter acupuncture! These tiny pins can provide you a speedier healing path that considers the whole you by addressing your body, mind, and spirit in an entirely personalized approach.


Clinical studies have shown that acupuncture treatments before and after surgery significantly reduce pain, the use of painkillers, and can cut the recovery time in half! It can even help achieve complete surgical healing vs a partial recovery, so that you can return to doing all the things that make you happy in no time!


No matter what kind of procedure you are undergoing, whether that be a joint surgery such as a knee or hip, transgender surgery, or cancer dissection surgery, the following could be used to describe you…


Increased range of motion

Reduced inflammation and swelling

Increased circulation for healing

Pain signals inhibited to lower pain perception

Endorphin release

Decreased post-surgery stress

Boost in immune system function

Reduced internal and external scarring

Minimized drug side-effects

Feeling more rested and energetic

Better sleep that deepens healing


Even better, acupuncture can also go a long way toward keeping you healthy before surgery and in some cases, may even avoid the need for it. But if you do need surgery, scheduling acupuncture before your procedure can help ensure that you are prepared.


Benefits of Pre-Op Acupuncture:

  • Calm your nerves
  • Improve your sleep
  • Strengthen immunity
  • Help you recover faster
  • Decrease post-op pain/side effects


Schedule an acupuncture appointment before your surgery and create a personalized healing plan with your Practitioner; it’s never too early. And if you’ve already had your procedure, that’s ok too; it’s also never too late.