What is o acupuncture ;
Acupuncture is a medical procedure with established documentation in the treatment of functional diseases with the aim of internal balance. It is done by using needles in special places on the skin. It has been practiced for more than 3 millennia in China and since 1657 in Europe. The application of acupuncture is not an obstacle to medication or interventional treatment. On the contrary, it strengthens the action of classical medicine, it works as a supplement when medication fails to bring about the desired effect, avoiding the side effects of drug abuse.
How does o acupuncture ;
Acupuncture as a therapeutic technique is based on the painless placement of needles in specific points on the skin which are connected to "meridian" energy channels. Every disease is considered an energy disturbance between yin "parasympathetic" and yang "sympathetic". Their balance alone brings health. Acupuncture recognizes the body as an open system of continuous energy exchange and aims to restore energy through stimulation of anatomical acupuncture points. The skin and its sensibility reveal the close relationship of the skin with the nervous tissue. So, the skin where the acupuncture is done transfers the stimuli to special organs, tissues, brain. Through electrical stimulation of acupoints, pain is relieved, tissues are better perfused, and endorphin-serotonin neurotransmitters, known as well-being hormones, are released.
How is it that acupuncture ;
As it can be seen, the term acupuncture in the English language comes from 2 words. The Latin word acus which is a paraphrase of the Greek word akis and from the word puncere which means to pierce. Its application is painless and safe, without side effects and unwanted effects. The needles are fine, sterile, single-use and are placed in the ear and body. The time the needles stay in the acupuncture points is about 30 minutes, feeling comfortable and relaxed. Sometimes a single therapeutic session is enough, and sometimes if we have a chronic medical condition, more 1-3 times a week will be needed. This is judged in consideration of the result by the therapist together with the sufferer.
The purpose of acupuncture is to prevent a disease, to reduce symptoms of an already existing disease, to stop pain, to deal with addictions e.g. binge eating, smoking. Generally to stimulate and rejuvenate the body.
- Cervical syndrome
- Migraines, headaches
- Back pain, sciatica
- Anxiety, depression,
- Fears, insecurities
- Neurophytic disorders
- Acne, eczema, psoriasis
- Smoking, alcoholism
It generally brings about well-being, well-being on a psychosomatic level that leads to quality of life.
- Treatment of pain, headache, neck pain, back pain
The beneficial effect of acupuncture on pain, acute and chronic, as reported by studies in the international literature and indicated in many pain syndromes according to the World Health Organization.
- Treatment for anxiety and psychosomatic illnesses
Psychosomatic symptoms are due to somatized anxiety and are not linked to any organic cause. It has been proven that acupuncture brings energy balance, mental balance, calm, so it can eliminate symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, skin diseases (psoriasis), sexual dysfunctions, chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Antiaging skin treatment
Harmful factors such as the sun, poor diet, smoking and stress destroy the structures of the skin. As a result, the skin loses its elasticity and moisture. Acupuncture along with special treatments recommended by a dermatologist brings about better tissue perfusion, increases the alertness of fibroblasts so that the skin does not have dry skin and is cool and elastic.
- Slimming treatment
Acupuncture is done to reduce appetite, bulimia, along with activation of metabolism, local lipolysis, tightening. The reduction of appetite must be done with a clear reduction of the diet with a low-calorie diet. The body gets used to the reduction of food, does not suffer from hunger and accepts it as a pleasant state. Lipolysis is accelerated with local needles and with electroacupuncture in areas of high concentration of local fat, e.g. belly, hips.
- Treatment for smoking cessation
Tobacco is addictive and smokers are considered a high risk group for various diseases. In acupuncture, it is recommended to stop smoking 5-6 hours before the start of the treatment. If this is tolerated, it will be easier to stop. The frequency of sessions is daily or at least every other day. Usually 6 sessions are enough. The rate of successful smoking cessation is approximately 80% in the decided-to-quit group of smokers.