(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 (WuXing), 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 channels they represent are the main accesses that allow the acupuncturist to act on the body, a function, an organ, a tissue, a substance, etc.
The aim of the treatment is to restore a functional balance, knowing that any imbalance over time will cause dysfunction and disease.
The anamnesis, observation of the tongue, palpation and taking of the pulse will allow to establish a diagnosis and then a decision to be taken on the treatment.
Treatment is carried out with single-use needles.
In practice, the following methods are also used :
- Moxibustion: the acupuncture point or area is heated with a stick or cone of artemisia.
- TuiNa, the Chinese medicine massage : the acupuncture point or area of the body is worked on using specific Chinese massage techniques.
- Auriculotherapy : stimulation of points in the ear with tiny needles.
- Cupping : manual suction technique using “cupping” or suction cups to act on superficial meridians, points or joints.
All these methods have different actions and are used in a very precise way.
The field of action of acupuncture is extremely wide and vast, as it takes into account the human being in its entirety.