Acupuncture is a practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which aims to stimulate certain points of the body to promote the circulation of energy . It has different techniques, the best known being that of inserting thin, painless disposable needles in different parts of the body that activate energy sources.

And it is that acupuncture is based on the principle of “Qì” (pronounced “chi”), which is, according to the Chinese conception, the vital energy that flows through the body. Disruption of this flow in the body is the basis of physical and psychological disorders. Acupuncture tries to correct this defect, placing needles in specific points of the body, thus solving the problems caused.

It is one of the oldest known healing practices in the world, at 2,500 years old, and is generally used to treat pain. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised it since 1979, and before its great expansion in the West, this technique is seen as effective for the treatment of at least 49 diseases and disorders , among which are anxiety and chronic stress.

Musculoskeletal diseases :

  • Scapulohumeral periarthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Stress

Respiratory diseases :

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Common cold
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Asthma

Eye diseases :

  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • Central retinitis
  • Myopia in children
  • Dry eyes

Diseases of the mouth :

  • Toothache
  • Gingivitis
  • Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Skin diseases :

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Herpes zoster

 Gastrointestinal diseases :

  • Esophageal spasm
  • Gastroptosis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Ulcer and chronic duodenal colitis
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Irritable colon

 Neurological diseases :

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Early facial paralysis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sequelae of cerebrovascular accident
  • Meniere’s syndrome
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Intercostal neuralgia

The benefits of acupuncture are noticed as soon as the first session ends, as it generates an increase in oxygen in the blood, dilates blood vessels, provides energy to the body, stimulates and reactivates blood cell function, eliminates toxins from the body, balances tension and relaxation of the nerves and finally, and very importantly, strengthens the immune system.

It is important to clarify that acupuncture is not recommended in the following cases: anticoagulant therapy patients, in certain stages of pregnancy, in acute altered states of consciousness, septic states, when there is more than 25% rupture of the rotator cuff, plus 25% of intervertebral disc injury. In the case of stones in the gallbladder, surgery is recommended because it has a very high probability of producing cancer.

Tim we will evaluate your ailment or pathology to begin the best treatment . Often, acupuncture treatment is a great support for physiotherapy.  The important thing is to know what happens in order to know how to apply the best recovery techniques, both separately and in combination in mixed treatments. Want to find out how acupuncture may be able to help you? Get in touch today.