Acupuncture is one of the methods of traditional Chinese medicine, which is involved in the treatment in addition to physiotherapy about 40%.
Acupuncture is a medical system of TCM that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases. Acupuncture can treat acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers, and strengthen the immune system. Acupuncture treatment foregoes diagnosis, differentiation of client’s health condition, the pulse and tongue diagnosis, palpation and point pressure.
Acupuncture treatment is based on the meridian / pathway existence theory. According to this theory, Qi (vital energy) flows in the body through a system of paths called meridians that connect to each other all the internal organs and surface structures of the body. By stimulating points on the body surface that are connected to a given pathway, we influence the flow of Qi and blood, thus influencing the disease agent. The points by which we stimulate a certain path of the body are called acupuncture points (acupuncture), and are places where Qi rises to the surface. Many of them coincide with nerve endings / nodes as known by neurologists.
The basic use of the point is given for each point. But in fact, it just doesn’t work that way. Based on the diagnosis of the client’s condition, a certain point or group of points is selected, as well as the way and depth of needling. There are also several methods for selecting points. The basics include selecting local points at the point of pain or distant points that lie on the path. After insertion of the needle, which is extremely fine, hair-thin and flexible, the TCM practitioner must achieve a feeling of DECHI (QI grip), which the patient also feels as pressure, energy current, tingling or warmth, expansion or ejection of various flow sensations along the path.
People are surprised to find that treatments are quite relaxing. The length and frequency of a treatment may vary for each individual and will be determined. Acupuncture treatments are scheduled according to the nature of your condition. As you improve, fewer visits are required. The effectiveness of acupuncture treatment depends most on the ability of the TCM practitioner to diagnose the condition of the client as accurately as possible according to the differential diagnosis of traditional Chinese medicine. It has excellent results especially in acute conditions, where we see almost immediate effect.