WHAT IS MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE;
Medical acupuncture is the evolution of an ancient healing method initiated in China. It is based on the placement of particularly thin, sterile disposable needles at specific points of the body for the treatment of various conditions.
HOW DOES IT WORK;
Over the last decades, a number of valid scientific studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture in a number of diseases and have revealed various mechanisms of action.
The insertion of the needles into specific acupuncture points causes a nerve endings stimulation in the region, triggering a sequence of nerve impulses to the central nervous system.
As a result of this stimulation certain endogenous substances with analgesic and antidepressant action, such as endogenous opioids, enkephalins, endorphins, etc. are released from the body.
Specific vasoactive peptides which cause local increase in blood circulation at the areas where the needles have been inserted, are also released.
DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?
Acupuncture does not hurt and in most cases, you do not even feel the needles. The needles used are sterile, disposable, flexible and particularly thin. They have nothing to do with blood sampling needles.