(Traditional Chinese Medecine)
Acupuncture is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine along with Pharmacopoeia, TuiNa, Dietetics and QiGong.
Chinese Medicine is based on three essential pillars: Yin and Yang and the theory of the five elements, the theory of internal organs (Zang Fu) and the theory of the meridians (JingLuo).
From these interdependent pillars, other concepts are derived as well as numerous reading grids to understand the mechanism of the disease.
The system of meridians and the communication paths they represent are the main accesses that allow the acupuncturist to act on a substance, a tissue, a function, an organ, a system etc…
The aim of the treatment is to restore a harmonious functional balance, knowing that any imbalance over time will cause dysfunction and pain.
The anamnesis, observation of the tongue, palpation and pulse taking will allow to establish a diagnosis and to decide on the treatment.
The treatment is carried out with single-use (disposable) needles. In practice, cupping, moxibustion (artemisia) and TuiNa, the Chinese Medicine massage, are also used.