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Care and treatment: unsuspected benefits of acupuncture
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is practiced worldwide. It is a practice that is based on thousands of years of analysis and observations of living organisms and their environment.
Chinese medicine suggests the existence of a vital energy (Qi) that allows the life and functioning of organs. This energy travels the whole body along well-defined lines called meridians (in the same way that blood travels through the circulatory system). The distribution of this vital energy can be disrupted and the goal of the acupuncturist is to maintain these forces in harmony while considering the body as a whole.
Clinical examination and stimulation technique
Acupuncture is therefore a treatment that is both preventive and curative. When there is a body imbalance, the acupuncturist must first identify the cause and the nature of the imbalance by conducting a complete search and a clinical examination. Next, the acupuncturist will seek to restore balance by using different techniques to stimulate points that are on the surface of the body. Each of these points, which have been mapped and documented for millennia, has its own unique functions.
The acupuncturist sometimes uses points that are not necessarily in the same area as the affection, but these points still have an effect by causing an excitation on fine nerve endings that is transmitted to the desired area by the nerves. In our acupuncture clinics, our professionals are certified and offer you the best care so that you can return to your daily routine as quickly as possible, and without pain.
Treatment and benefits
Thanks to scientific advances, we are now able to explain and demonstrate the many benefits of acupuncture.
At first, the insertion of needles causes responses in the nervous system which allows, among other things, muscle relaxation, but also to harmonize the organic functions. The treatment also stimulates the secretion of hormones such as enkephalins, endorphins and corticosteroids that act on the control of pain and the inflammatory process.
Finally, the insertion of a needle improves the blood circulation locally. Acupuncture therefore provides relief both locally and globally. Trust our team of professionals!
CMI clinics: personalized care
Although the needle is the tool of choice of the acupuncturist, there are several other techniques that can be used during a treatment. The most common are cupping, laser, massage, heat and electrical stimulation.
The acupuncturist can then decide to use the needle only or a combination of these tools. In any case, he will adapt his treatments according to the problem, the age of the patient and his state of health. Acupuncture can therefore treat babies as well as older people, athletes, and pregnant women. Experiencing pain? Come see our professionals at one of our CMI acupuncture clinics and regain your mobility.