Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine, which has a several thousand years old history. With the help of acupuncture several diseases can be cured, which cannot be treated by using Western medicine. It was not considered as a reliable treatment method for a long time, but by now it is widespread also in Western countries.
Acupuncture is successfully applied as a supplementary treatment for weight loss programs and dieting. By the stimulation of the acupuncture points located on the ears hunger and appetite can be decreased and digestion can be improved.
During acupuncture treatment patient is treated with a needle. Stimulation of the acupuncture points located on the body has an influence on the operation of our organs and organ systems. Needles play an important role in the opening of the blockages occurring in the meridians (channels: energy transportation system, which covers the entire body) as described in the acupressure part. The path of Qi (vital power) is opened with needles, by ensuring its circulation and the balancing of controversial energies (Jin and Jang). In ancient times, when acupuncture was developed needles were made from bones, stones and bamboo. European physicians use flexible steel needles, instead of the traditional golden or silver needles. The length of acupuncture needles varies between 10 to 200 mm. But also permanent needles are used, which are taped after insertion and allowed to remain in the body for several days. There are approximately 400 acupuncture points on our body. During acupuncture treatment thin needles are inserted in various layers of the skin through the acupuncture points. For different diseases the combination of different points are used. Treatment duration varies – it also depends of the illness type. During one treatment multiple needles are inserted in the acupuncture points, and these needles are left in the skin depending on the pain level (starting from 15 minutes to 20 to 25 minutes). If necessary the needles are twisted and moved. Regularity is also very important during acupuncture therapy. In the case of a therapy with 10 to 12 treatments a weekly 1 to 2 treatments are recommended. Acupuncture is suitable for the mitigation of circulation disorders, elimination and mitigation of chronic pains, for the treatment of nervous-, digestive system diseases, respiratory system, dermatological, gynaecological and paediatrics disorders. The treatment does not have any side effects.