WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Western medical acupuncture is a form of treatment which includes penetrating the skin with thin, firm, small metal needles in certain points on the body, on different depths. It is the adjustment of Chinese acupuncture with the use of current anatomy, physiology and pathology knowledge, as well as the principles of medicine based on evidence.
Acupuncture points are considered as locations for nerve, muscle and connective tissue stimulation. Latest research show that the stimulation of acupuncture points triggers responses at exactly precise parts of the brain. The body then produces natural substances, such as endorphin, which alleviate pain and other neurotransmitters which elevate the mood and overall condition in general.
Indications for acupuncture application
Acupuncture is mostly used for the relief of discomforts connected with different illnesses and conditions, including:
• Chemotherapy and postoperative sickness and vomiting
• Dental pain
• Headache, including tension headache and migraines
• Lower back pain
• Neck pain
• Menstrual cramps
• Respiratory disorders, such as allergy rhinitis, asthma, etc.
WHAT DOES AN ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT LOOK LIKE?
Initial treatment usually takes approx. 20 minutes to one hour and includes an evaluation of your general health status, anamnesis and physical examination, followed by the application of acupuncture needles.
Once the needle reaches the foreseen depth, you can sense a mild, dull pain or slight tingling. The number and frequency of treatments are evaluated by a doctor on the basis of your health condition.
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