It is based on the insertion of very fine needles at specific bodily points
(acupoints), situated along the route of meridians or energy channels.
Acupuncture restores the energy balance and regulates body functions,
acting on the circulation, the nervous system and the substances that
the body produces.
The popularity of this technique has been precisely because of the spectacular
results, which are sometimes almost instantaneous.
Acupuncture increases the secretions of neurotransmitters that relieve
pain, without side effects. It can treat all types of major ailments,
and improves physical vitality and the emotional and psychological well-being
of the patient.
Using a technique that works on the root of symptoms, through pulse reading
it can be observed if there is an imbalance between the organs, meaning
that sometimes organs become idle and others have to work with greater
intensity with the consequence that they become tired and do not function
Through treating the origin, we rebalance the functioning of the organs
and symptoms often disappear.
Acupuncture seeks equilibrium, as imbalance is the source of all illness.
Specific points are stimulated with needles or with moxa (a technique
that applies heated mugwort to acupuncture points), to restore the body’s
Conditions that acupuncture treats
As opposed to western medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine does
not treat the disease, but the person.
That is, two people with the same symptoms can receive different
treatments as the cause of the symptoms
is different. Every being has its own characteristics, which are
not identical in any two people; therefore they can have different
reactions to the same stimulus or similar reactions to different
Acupuncture treatment spans all types of illnesses, but like allopathic
medicine, it also has its limitations and, depending on the case,
acupuncture treatment can be curative or palliative.
What benefits can acupuncture have?
Acupuncture helps achieve better overall balance, greater muscular
relaxation and a strengthened immune system.
| Possible side effects and warnings
Some people experience slight pain, numbness and tingling when acupuncture
needles are inserted.
In rare cases people feel dizzy or nauseous during acupuncture.
It's possible to have a drop of
blood left on the skin when a needle is removed.
Do not go for acupuncture treatment if you have had alcohol within
an hour of treatment
or if you are using any form of recreational drug.
Be sure to let your acupuncturist know if you are pregnant.