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Acupuncture Unit

 

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is a medical technique with origins in China. It consists of ing thin needles in specific energy points in the body to balance and re-establish the body’s harmony, alleviating symptoms associated with imbalance and activating a physiological system. Needles are made from sterilized stainless steel and are disposed after a single use.

 

WHAT ARE ITS USES?

  • Acupuncture stimulates the immune system, improving the patient’s strength.
  • Acupuncture is one of the best alternative therapies recommended by the World Health Organisation for treating physical pain, both chronic and sharp pain.
  • It is also very effective for treating psychological-emotional symptoms, increasing a general sense of wellbeing, calming anxiety, improving sleep, and regulating appetite.
  • The World Health Organisation has also confirmed that acupuncture is applicable and has beneficial effects in treating many illnesses, including: depression, fatigue, stress, anxiety, allergies, dependency on tobacco and other addictions, insomnia, headaches and migraines, menstrual and gynaecological problems, digestive problems, t and spinal column problems (lower back, cervical, and sciatic pain), skin disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Acupuncture is also highly effective in treating menopausal hot flushes and has been successful in up to 70% of cases treated.
  • Acupuncture is used to treat certain infertility problems, help increase success of in vitro fertilisation to 61.5%, and promote the success of other methods related to fertility.

 

ADVANTAGES OF OUR ACUPUNCTURE SERVICE

  • The best professionals.
  • Safe treatment.
  • Personalised diagnosis.

 

WHAT DOES AN ACUPUNCTURE SESSION INVOLVE?

FIRST SESSION

Before starting treatment, it is necessary to have a first visit. This visit s the five diagnostic methods according to traditional Chinese medicine: inspection, observation, palpation, taking pulse, and observation of the tongue. In this way, the therapist obtains necessary information for adequate treatment and to achieve proper results.

 

TREATMENT SESSIONS

  • Insert very thin needles in the previously ed acupuncture points according to the symptoms and energy diagnosis carried out.
  • With the patient lying stretched out on the stretcher, needles are left in for 20-30 minutes.
  • Removal of needles.

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