What is Medical Acupuncture?

Cochrane Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling at Bow River Chiropractic.

Medical Acupuncture

Medical acupuncture is a therapeutic method that uses the insertion of fine needles to encourage natural healing, relieve pain, relax tight or tense muscles, and improve function of affected areas of the body.

This technique results in endorphin release, the body’s natural pain relieving chemical, and can be used to treat a variety of painful muscle, joint and nerve conditions.

Benefits of Acupuncture include:

Medical Acupuncture is very effective in treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and chronic, such as:

  • neurological or muscular disorders
  • headaches
  • neck and back pain
  • tennis elbow
  • tendonitis
  • sciatica
  • arthritis
  • sports injuries
  • …and many more

What to expect:

Medical Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and into the muscles to promote muscle relaxation and healing. Needle insertion is not painful. Once the needles are in place there should be no discomfort. Treatment sessions usually last between 15 and 30 minutes. Relief may be immediate or occur within a few hours, or after a few days.

Practitioner training:

Dr. Janzen’s training was taken through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. He completed the necessary training hours and passed both a written and practical examination to meet the World Health Organizations standard for practicing Acupuncture.

Dr. Janzen provides medical acupuncture as part of his services at his clinic in Cochrane, Alberta.


Dr. Andrew Janzen, BSc., DC

Cochrane Chiropractor, Dr. Andrew Janzen, BSc., DC

Dr. Andrew
Janzen, BSc., DC

Andrew's Chiropractic practice focuses on treating musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain. He believes in treating the problematic condition quickly and educating patients in measures to prevent reoccurrences. He has taken extra training in laser therapy to treat sport and joint injuries, and orthotic therapy for foot conditions. Dr. Janzen has also completed his Medical Acupuncture and Trigger Point Dry Needling certification. These modalities allow him to treat a wider variety of painful muscle and joint conditions.