An alternative treatment from Asia, where fine needles are introduced for therapeutic purposes. This method is based on the stimulation of sensory nerves for the production of pain relieving endorphins or simply stimulation of trigger points based on energy flow.
7 - 56 days
Male and female
28 - 74
Today, the use of acupuncture is mainly for pain relief (joints, back etc.) including migraines. The fine needles can be placed in different acupuncture pressure points but when it comes to head, face, hands and feet, it will depend on what the problem of the patient is. It is believed that in the hands and feet there is a body map where certain points affect a specific organ directly.
"Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and long-lasting therapy that has been proven to significantly improve joint pain, stiffness, fatigue and mitigate the side effects of cancer, metabolic and endocrine disorders due to the stimulation of the connective tissue surrounding the needle, delivering a neurohormonal signal into the tissue and influencing the various cell populations that share this connective tissue matrix. Thanks to this, patients can use acupuncture in addition to conventional treatment to mitigate side effects and increase their quality of life. This treatment has been particularly favored due to the low risk of adverse events, although the patients may feel sensations such as numbness or an ache during manipulation, dizziness, nausea, hematoma at the site of needle insertion or very slight bleeding."
No candidate restrictions (children and adults, even pregnant women).
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You can expect little or no bleeding at all. After the first session, 1 hour to a day, you might experience pain relief and maybe a side effect that could be drowsiness or dizziness. For this reason, rest is recommended.