Biomedical acupuncture is the evolution of an ancient healing method that has its roots in China. It is based on the insertion of very thin, sterile disposable needles, in order to treat various diseases. In recent years acupuncture has been shown to regulate and balance the immune system, the hormonal system and the system responsible for managing stress.
It effectively treats a wide range of conditions such as neck pain, back pain, nerve, root and plexus disorders, muscle aches, arthritis and periarthritis, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, concussions, headaches, tinnitus, gastrointestinal disorders, skin diseases, anxiety disorders, memory / concentration alertness, depression and more.
By inserting needles into specific acupuncture points, the nerve endings in the area are stimulated, triggering a sequence of nerve impulses to the central nervous system. This process is responsible for the release from the body of specific endogenous substances with analgesic action (endogenous opioids) as well as anti-inflammatory action (endorphins).
Special vasoactive peptides are also released that cause a local increase in blood circulation to the areas where the needles are placed.
In practice, the needles remain in place for 15 to 45 minutes, after which the patient can return to his activities immediately. Therapies should ideally be performed with a frequency of 2 to 3 treatments per week, a proper and complete treatment consists of 8 to 12 treatments.