SE Calgary Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Calgary Acupuncturist David Rose has over 10 years experience treating many types of ailments and disorders. David utilizes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Diet Therapy, Daoyin (corrective exercise), and cupping/Gua-Sha (scraping therapy). 


David Rose Acupuncture – Calgary SE  

McKenzie Wellness Centre 
#222 – 4600 130th Ave SE

At David Rose Acupuncture, we’ve had the pleasure of practicing acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for over a decade, both in Calgary and overseas. In this time, we have successfully treated thousands of patient’s health issues, enabling them to live their lives more fully and enjoyably, with greater health, and with less suffering. 


Acupuncture and TCM are effective primary treatment options for a wide variety of diseases and ailments. Having said that, the majority of new patients seek acupuncture care for pain. Acupuncture is extremely effective in treating pain from many different origins, whether it be chronic, acute, a motor vehicle accident (MVA), a sports injury, pain due to tension and stress, or even pain from an unknown origin.

Yet acupuncture and TCM offer so much more than just pain treatments. If you suffer from:

  • high stress levels
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • menopausal symptoms
  • headaches/migraines
  • infertility
  • digestive health issues
  • allergies
  • addiction

…the list goes on. Chances are we have treated your condition successfully, and chances are we can help you too.


se calgary acupuncture - traditional chinese herbAfter practicing for more the ten years, we have gained high levels of experience and expertise with both acupuncture and herbal medical treatments. We have refined our treatments to be quick and effective so that our patients can begin feeling better immediately. We pride ourselves on giving ample time to each of our patients in order that they can fully express themselves, and never feel rushed. In our clinic, we maintain flexible hours, working late into the evening to accommodate our busy clientele’s schedules. As well, we have ample parking in front of our clinic for ease and accessibility.


Acalgary se acupuncturist - david rose - image of dnacupuncture works by improving blood flow. The blood houses oxygen, nutrients, pain-killing substances called endorphins and enkephalins, and anti-inflammatory substances naturally produced in the body. All of this makes blood flow crucial to the healing process. Acupuncture also has proven effects on the nervous system and is an excellent tool to calm the nervous system of the patient. Because of acupuncture’s effect on the circulatory and nervous systems, it is an effective treatment for a long list of diseases.

MORE INFORMATION: How does acupuncture work?
MORE INFORMATION: The World Health Organization (WHO) report: Acupuncture: review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials (pdf – 87 pages).

David Rose Acupuncture –  South East Calgary
McKenzie Wellness Centre
#222 – 4600 130th Ave SE


seo calgary acupuncture - chinese medicine - image of ying yangMost people today are familiar with acupuncture on some level, but don’t know that acupuncture is just one aspect of a system of medicine called traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient medicine dating back between 3000 and 5000 years. It’s principles are rooted in achieving balance or harmony within oneself and within one’s environment. These ancient principles are just as relevant today as they were in their inception. There are many pillars that make up TCM:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Tui-Na (Chinese medical massage)
  • Diet Therapy
  • Daoyin (Corrective exercise)
  • Cupping/Gua-Sha (Scraping therapy)
  • Moxibustion
  • Tai-Chi and Qi-Gong

MORE INFORMATION: Understanding the different pillars of traditional Chinese medicine 


There are three phases of treatment for the health care of a patient.

Acute Care:

The goal of acute care is to reduce the symptoms and suffering of the patient. In this phase of care, treatments are typically more frequent, averaging one to two treatments per week. Patients usually move through this phase of care quite quickly.

Corrective Care:

This phase of care is designed to correct the underlying problems which led to the health issues in the first place. If one skips this phase of care they increase their risk of regressing and having their particular health issue return on them. It is very important to see this phase of care through to the end. The frequency of treatment typically reduces at this point to one treatment every one to two weeks.

Maintenance Care:

Maintenance care is the final phase of care within the three phases. The goal of maintenance treatments is to keep a patient healthy and prevent problems from arising in the first place. The doctors of Chinese medicine from millennia ago only accepted payment from healthy patients, but if that doctor’s patient became ill, the doctor would refuse payment, as he or she felt they did not do their job correctly. In our day and age, most of us are used to the western medical model which places very little emphasis on preventative medicine. We educate our patients on how to live healthy lives in order to prevent disease, along with providing less frequent treatments to maintain health. Our patients in the maintenance phase of care typically come in once a month for treatment.

David Rose Acupuncture – SE Calgary
McKenzie Wellness Centre
#222 – 4600 130th Ave SE 


Acupuncture is extremely safe with little to no side effects. Patients may feel soreness around a point needled, or get a bruise from a needle. This is quite infrequent, and typically patients don’t feel the needles at all. On occasion, a patient may feel light-headed or dizzy, or even faint. This is extremely rare, and typically due to fear of the needles or due to low blood sugar from skipping meals that day. Treatments are done by a registered acupuncturist; there is little to no concern regarding the side effects of treatment.

Does acupuncture interfere with my medication? The answer is no, unless the condition you are taking medication for improves due to the acupuncture treatments, you may then need a reduction in your medication as a result. This can be discussed with your medical doctor and your Acupuncturist.
MORE INFORMATION: The eight most commonly asked questions about acupuncture treatment

In our clinic, we are passionate about helping our patients feel better. Pain, suffering, and poor health get in the way of life. They prevent us from achieving our goals and enjoying our lives with the people around us. If you are serious about improving your health, we are serious about helping you get there.


SE Calgary Acupuncture
Calgary, Alberta
T2Z 0C2
Phone: 403-279-9394