Continuous research, in major university and research centers in Europe and the USA is being conducted to fully elucidate the mechanism and action of acupuncture. Government bodies subsidize the groups participating in these studies with large sums of money in order to evaluate the means that one can benefit from this therapeutic treatment.

For thousands of years it is known that acupuncture is effective. At the same time, it has been established that it is a simple, economical and free of side-effects therapeutic method. It is, thus, appreciated in today’s era of medical over-specialization.

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Acupuncture effects

The clear neurophysiological basis of its action and the fact that it can be perfectly combined with classical therapeutic treatments, resulted in its wide acceptance by the medical world and its inclusion in modern health care systems.

Mode of action of Acupuncture

Acupuncture points are located at sites where stimulation can affect the activity of multiple sensory neurons. These sites are also known as receptive fields.

The physical stimulation of needle insertion at these sites affects pain processing in the central nervous system and muscles and increases blood flow to certain parts of the body.

These biochemical changes caused by the needle insertion on acupuncture points, may stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

Medical acupuncture is the only therapeutic method among more than 150 registered alternative methods, which is widely applied with excellent results even in Public Hospitals all over the world.


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