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Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is an important, well-established part of traditional Chinese medicine. For thousands of years, it has had a wide range of uses and is being appreciated for excellent curative characteristics; its non-pharmaceutical properties are particularly appreciated. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body. It provides a safe and effective way to encourage the natural healing pathways of the body, mind and spirit.
Acupuncture treats the whole body, with special attention to possible problem areas. Years of training enable a professional acupuncturist to look at your life pattern, including eating habits, facial coloring, working conditions and requirements as well as other symptoms. This may lead to a diagnosis (conclusion) of imbalance; treatments are geared to rebalance the body towards harmonious functioning.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is a very effective therapy that can be applied to eliminate or ease a variety of conditions. Eastern medicine believes that Qi (life energy) circulates throughout the body along meridians. Qi assists the body to fight diseases and to link all its parts and functions. Lack of sufficient Qi or a stagnated flow lead to various undesirable symptoms; by inserting fine acupuncture needles, which are used only once and are barely noticeable, to various pressure points, Qi is normalized and the symptoms gradually disappear.

Modern research has shown that the acupuncture needle has an anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain blocking) effect in the local area of the insertion. Acupuncture also activates the pituitary and hypothalamus glands, Thereby resulting in a wide range of systemic effects. Another effect of acupuncture is the resulting endorphin release after needling, which leaves the patient feeling serene and distressed after a treatment.

Treatment is beneficial for:

  • Stress and sleeping disorder
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Muscle tension and muscle spasm
  • Neck, shoulder, and lower back pain
  • Sportís, post stroke, and post traumatic injury rehabilitation
  • digestion imbalance
  • hormonal imbalance
  • sciatica
  • fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue
  • gynecological disorder and PMS
  • and other health related problems

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are so thin that a few of them can fit into a normal size of injection needle. Insertion of those fine needles goes unnoticed by some, while others may feel a slight pinch followed by a sensation of numbness, tingling, or electricity. In addition, only sterile and disposable needles are used to reduce the chance of infection.

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