What is acupuncture
Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of sterile, fine acupuncture needles into specific anatomical points of the body. The purpose of the treatment is to create balance within the body thereby enhancing and supporting health and healing. Acupuncture is a holistic healing treatment method, that is used to free disturbed regulatory mechanisms across the twelve primary meridians, or energy channels of the human body. Acupuncture brings blocked energy flow back into motion again in the treated body regions – the patient often feels immediate improvement after the first session.
Causes for acupuncture
Types of acupuncture
In this form of therapy, needles are placed in precisely defined points on the known meridians . The points treated for certain diseases are usually not in the immediate vicinity of the diseased organs . So don’t be amazed if you get acupuncture in a location that you think has nothing to do with your health problems.
This special form of acupuncture often shows an effect comparable to the second phenomenon. This method is mainly used for painful conditions . Within the ear there are over 100 ear reflex points that are connected to organs (functional circles), body sections or special body functions via a neural reflex (reciprocal connection through nerve tracts).
Cupping therapy is a naturopathic treatment that is more than 5000 years old. Glass balls are placed on the skin. The negative pressure fixes the ball on the skin. Painful and tense muscle groups show pronounced relaxation .
This is a heat therapy in which moxa herb is ignited at acupuncture points. This therapy is particularly helpful for states of weakness, hypofunction and chronic diseases .
Neural therapy (neural therapy according to Huneke) is a relatively new method of complementary medicine. With the help of the injection of a local anesthetic, acute and, above all, chronic diseases are to be treated.
Neural therapy can be used for acute complaints such as injuries. Above all, however, they are used for chronic diseases.