Believed to have originated more than 2500 years ago in China, acupuncture is one of the oldest practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Adopting a holistic approach, it considers the human organism as an integral part of the surrounding environment and restores the energy balance effectively.
This method does not require any chemical product and has no side effects. Besides, it provides long term solutions to several chronic and acute conditions. All acupuncture treatments are personalized and suitable for children and adults alike. Recent scientific progress has shed light on how acupuncture works.
Different points may be stimulated through one or more of the following mechanisms:
Action on the Central Nervous System (CNS)
Many acupuncture points stimulate specific areas of the brain. This helps relieve the symptoms of many disorders.
Action on the endocrine system
Some acupuncture points are responsible for the secretion of hormones such as endorphins, which play a role in the treatment of pains.
Action on the muscular system
Other acupuncture points induce muscle relaxation by deactivating trigger points and removing muscle knots.
Most group insurance plans cover the fees of acupuncture sessions. These fees are considered as medical expenses and are, therefore, tax-deductible.