Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The treatment is carried out using disposable needles on points located mainly on meridians, places where energy passes through. Each meridian is in relation to others and in connection with organs, systems, senses, etc.
If the energy is weak, blocked, or even in excess, imbalances may manifest themselves at different levels and in different ways in each person.
The objective of the treatment is then to restore harmony in the energy flow and to reinforce the weakness that has manifested itself to prevent another disorder.
The areas in which acupuncture is beneficial are varied and numerous: ENT disorders, colds, sinusitis, breathing difficulties, palpitations, digestive disorders, bloating, gastric acidity, pre-menstrual pain, menopause, anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, tendino-muscular pains, etc.
The diagnosis is made by taking into account the person as a whole. A questionnaire, observation, palpation and pulse-taking will help to decide how to act to restore balance. This is why two people with the same symptoms will not necessarily have the same treatment.
In practice it may happen that certain points are stimulated by acupressure, using pressure on a point instead of using a needle.
Suction cups are also sometimes used, painless and effective, this technique can, for example, relieve back pain.
Moxibustion can be an alternative to puncture or an important complement. It consists in stimulating a point by bringing heat to it.
Finally, Tui-Na, an oil-free massage, can release tension and allow both blood and energy to circulate again.
In acupuncture, the diagnosis made is based on a different approach to Western medicine and therefore in no way replaces medical advice or treatment.