How to get better?
What can acupuncture do?
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a thousand-year-old therapy from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In contrast to Western medicine, it takes the energetic body into account.
The Chinese call Qi the vital energy:
- The proper flow of Qi energy is essential for balance and health.
- Energy blockages produce imbalances, illnesses and pain.
The body is criss-crossed by energy channels: the meridians.
The meridians are dotted with energy points.
By working on these specific points, the body’s energy can be regulated.
There are more than 2000 acupuncture points.
Acupuncture remains a mystery to Western scientists, who have not yet proven its effectiveness.
In fact, acupuncture cannot be considered in isolation to heal. A holistic approach is essential.
How does an acupuncture session work?
There are several ways to stimulate acupuncture points.
The most common method is the use of thin metal needles, which the acupuncturist penetrates into the skin.
This allows to :
- Release blocked energy.
- Restore the flow of the meridians.
- Invigorate the organs.
- Stimulate the immune system.
- Optimise the energetic body.
- Help to self-heal.
The single-used needles are sterilized.
Inserting a needle into an acupuncture point does not cause bleeding. However, it is possible to feel a slight pain on insertion.
The needles are left in place for 20 to 30 minutes.
Side effects after the session are rare:
- Emotional discharge.
Benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture has shown interesting results for :
- Muscle spasms.
- Parkinson’s disease.
- Chronic fatigue.
- Hormonal imbalances.
- High blood pressure.
- Heart problems.
- Digestive disorders.
To maximise the benefits of acupuncture sessions, it is advisable to
- Obtain the agreement of the treating physician.
- See a certified acupuncturist.
- Start with 3 sessions in 1 week, then 1 session per month.
- Combine acupuncture with psychotherapy.
- Do not do sports immediately after a session.
- Increase your vibration.
Acupuncture is not suitable for everyone.
A competent acupuncturist carries out a preliminary interview, to find out whether the therapy is compatible with the patient’s health.
There are certain contraindications:
- Some medical treatments.
- Pregnant women.
- Cancer, tumors.
- Haemostatic disorders.
- Fragile or damaged skin.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a therapy which does not dispense with consulting a doctor.
Its main benefit is to harmonise the energetic body.
Thus, the physical body has more resources to get better.