Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is one of the oldest forms of medicine. Writings relating to TCM go back more than 3,000 years.

 

It is a form of medicine that considers patients in their entirety and which stimulates the patient’s own resources.

According to Chinese philosophy, our health depends on the regular and harmonious flow of the body’s vital energy - called Qi - along a series of meridian lines (channels). Various factors can disturb the flow of this energy, which can in turn lead to health disorders. Such factors include both physical and psychic stress, weather conditions, bad diet, and emotional shocks, etc.

 

Acupuncture consists in placing very fine needles at specific points along these meridian lines. Acupuncture releases the flow of energy along these meridian lines and stimulates the body’s capacities to find its natural balance. The therapist also uses other complementary techniques in addition to acupuncture, see TREATMENT.

 

Over time, the experience of several generations of doctors has enriched the considerable knowledge of CTM. 

Diagnosis and treatment are exclusively performed using natural means.

 

Treatment

 

What does treatment involve?

Initially, a health assessment is obtained by way of a questionnaire, taking of the Chinese pulse, examination of the tongue and palpation. Depending on the resulting energy diagnosis, the appropriate method of treatment is chosen and the prescription of the points is decided.  

 

Techniques used:

  • acupuncture: to ensure maximum safety, only sterile, single-use needles are used. These are very fine, and their insertion is virtually painless. The sedative effect of the treatment induces a feeling of calmness, soothes the pain, while bringing renewed energy.

  • moxibustion: the burning of moxa made from dried mugwort on particular points on the body.

  • use of suction cups

  • ear acupuncture using sticky mugwort seeds

  • tui-na massage and acupressure

  • electrostimulation

  • therapeutic IQ Gong exercises

  • personalised dietary advice based on the 5 elements

 

The system offers a natural, effective treatment, without any side effects.

 

Is acupuncture reimbursed by the Social Security?

The sessions are indeed refunded by complementary health insurance organisations. Contact your health insurer for information about coverage of the costs.

 

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