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Acupuncture is used most commonly for pain relief, though it is also used to treat a wide range of conditions.

Many believe that acupuncture is effective while others say that it has no scientific base.
Read here all the necessary and relevant information about this treatment, as well the variants and see if it's a good alternative for you.

Therapy definition and variants

Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation.

Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced "chee") through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.

Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective for a variety of conditions.

Acupuncture is not for everyone. If you choose to see an acupuncturist, discuss it with your doctor first and find a practitioner who is licensed as having proper training and credentials. [Read more...]

Auriculotherapy (also auricular therapy, ear acupuncture, and auriculoacupuncture) is an acupuncture technique in which the therapist stimulates points located in the ear pavilion in order to resolve the patient's problem.

Auriculotherapy uses the reflex areas of the ear pavilion to detect and correct imbalances. This technique is part of the microsystems of the acupuncture and acupressure. [Read more...]

Laser Acupuncture where traditional acupuncture points and mTrPs are stimulated with low-energy lasers. There are practical and methodical advantages to this procedure compared to needle acupuncture: application is free of pain, there is no risk of infection, application is simple and not time-consuming, the stimulation technique and the parameters can be standardised and a physiologically inert placebo control can be carried out. [Read more...]