What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture has its origins in ancient Chinese medicine, where it was believed several millennia before the Christian era that a flow of energy through the human body takes place in certain pathways (the so-called “meridians”). Traditional Chinese medicine defines over 700 points on the main surface through which the flow of energy in the body is influenced and which can be influenced by manual healing methods such as acupuncture, acupressure, cupping and massage.
With the help of acupuncture, the balance in the energy flow can be restored; by harmonizing the energy flow, pain relief is achieved. Significantly, acupuncture does not treat the diseased or dysfunctional organ directly, but the meridian or acupuncture point to which the organ is assigned.
What does acupuncture do?
Clinically-experimentally proven effects of acupuncture are:
Execution of acupuncture
The practitioner begins the approximately 30 to 40 minute treatment by placing the patient in a calm and relaxed position (usually lying down). A treatment series usually consists of 10 to 15 sessions. The acupuncture needles are disposable; an electric current produced according to clinical standards may also be used during treatment to enhance stimulation.
Pain syndromes, paralysis, acute vegetative disorders, allergic diseases, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, skin diseases, neurological diseases, orthopedic diseases, gynecological diseases.
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Cupping is a reflex therapy that relieves pain and promotes blood circulation. It activates the immune system and loosens hardenings in the skin and subcutaneous tissues.
Acupressure is a special massage technique that also includes chiropractic manipulations. It is used, among other things, against rapid fatigue, irritable conditions, tension and to ward off infections.