ACUPUNCTURE


Acupuncture It is a millenary Chinese healing practice that shares the same principles of acupressure. In acupuncture; fine, solid needles are introduced into specific spots on the body to alleviate pain and for other therapeutic purposes.

According to the acupuncture technique, the needles are placed in energy "meridians", where the vital force ("qi") flows. Medically, the insertion of needles in certain parts of the body may cause a healthy chemical response.

The benefits of the method have been proved by specialists. Acupuncture aids the body maintain homeostasis, moderates inflammation reactions and encourages integral health and well-being. The insertion of the sterile needles hardly causes discomfort. However an acupuncturist is not a physician, so it is better to consult a doctor before taking an acupuncture session.

Different forms of acupuncture (Classical Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Tibetan methods) have been practiced around the world, but it has been actively employed since the late 20th century, even when some of its medical properties are still controversial.




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