Acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic method – used for a plethora of conditions – that has been tested in time.
The World Health Organisation reports at least forty (40) conditions where acupuncture has proven to be advantageous. Some of these are:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Side-effects after radio or chemotherapy
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder periarthritis
- Neck pain
- Dental pain
- Kidney colic
- Gynaecological conditions (premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea)
- And others
During acupuncture the therapist inserts the needles in pre-chosen points on the skin. The needles used in acupuncture are fine and most of the time acupuncture is completely painless./p>
Acupuncture has no side-effects and can be used on people of all ages and situations, as deemed by the doctor.
A special part of acupuncture is auricular acupuncture. The therapist uses points located on the auricle (ear lobe, ear flap etc). The ear is regarded as the micrography of our body, a zone that reflects our organs, our dermatomes, ours neurotomes etc.
Electroacupuncture is an acupuncture method by which a small electrical current passes a pair of needles which are placed on classical acupuncture points on the skin. Electroacupuncture is safe and does not harm the skin. It assists in pain conditions with very good results in clinical practice. In addition electroacupuncture seems to clinically induce local lipolysis and thus can accompany a general variety of clinical tools for the treatment of obesity.
Laser can be considered as an amplified ray of light and is an alternative acupuncture method. Classical acupuncture points, trigger points, can be “activated” using laser radiation. The activation of those points with laser is completely pain free and can be used on persons who are afraid of needles. Laser is used successfully in conditions of pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, neuralgias, in wound healing and in the reduction of wrinkles (laser light therapy – increases collagen and elastin).
Cosmetic acupuncture focuses on the skin of the face and its regeneration. Healthy skin indicates a balanced, healthy organism.
Environmental pollution and extensive sun exposure attenuate facial skin and age it, inducing skin conditions such as acme. Acupuncture amplifies the skin’s natural defences. This is done by increasing blood flow locally and activating the cells accompanied by the accumulation of nutrients. One such substance is collagen which in turn aids local rejuvenation.
In cosmetic acupuncture the doctor uses fine needles which are placed directly or peripherally on the damaged points or wrinkles combined alternately with special laser sessions that are specific for facial skin, for even better results. In those cases, hyaluronic acid may also be used externally.
The duration of the treatment depends on the special needs of each skin.
The face rejuvenation (facelift acupuncture) method has already been used throughout the world.