In Asia, Acupuncture has been in use for several thousand years.
Acupuncture is a part of Chinese Medicine. Its purpose is restoring and harmonizing impaired body functions. This corresponds to a holistic approach of medicine. The use of acupuncture is especially common in the field of Pain Management. The health insurance pays for the treatment of chronic back pain and chronic knee pain. Acupuncture can also be applied to other problems and diseases as for example: migraines, smoking cessation and in order to lose weight.
Acupuncture can be applied on the ear, on the body or in combination of both. Because the width of the needle is only about 0.20-0.35 mm, which is only half of the width of an injection needle, the treatment is nearly pain-free.
When practicing acupuncture, there are exact fixed points in which the needle is injected. These acupuncture points are on different “meridians“. The Chinese Medicine Philosophy believes that these are the points of vivacity. The needle can influence this current of energy and change its direction or even accelerate the current in case of, for example, congestion. Through this treatment, acupuncture restores the body ‘s balance.