Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture:

What is acupuncture?

It is one of the oldest treatment methods in the world that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses for more than 2500 years. The theory and practice of acupuncture originated in China, then spread first to neighboring countries such as Korea and Japan and then reached Europe in the second half of twentieth century.

The Chinese discovered that there are pathways which run throughout the body. These are known as meridians, and they carry a vital energy that nourishes the cells, tissues, glands, muscles, and organs. Disruption of thisvital energy flow can cause diseases. Acupuncture is applied by inserting very fine,sterile needles into strategic points which are located on these meridians to promote the natural self-healing process of the body.

Needling the acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the Central Nervous System. When the needles are inserted, the nerve endings are stimulated, and the stimulus reaches the spinal cord and then the brain. As a reaction, various chemical substances are secreted in our body that triggers physical and mental well-being.

So, acupuncture has an influence on:

Nervous system,

Endocrine system,

Cardiovascular system and

Immunological system, which are thebody’s own regulatory and protective mechanisms.

How long does the treatment take?

Intake and first treatment: 90 min

Follow up treatments: 60 min

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will vary from person to person depending on the conditions being treated. Age, overall health, and how you respond to acupuncture will determine the number of sessions. It usually takes more than one treatment to provide long-term results.  It may consist of

one to two sessions a week for the first two to four weeks.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to treat various health conditions.