Medicine & Natural Treatments
Acupuncture is incorporated in general medicine
A visit to an acupuncture practitioner involves the same obligations as those applying to general medicine: asking the patient questions to determine the problem, physical examinations, prescriptions for analyses or X-rays if necessary. The practitioner then examines the Chinese pulse on the patient’s wrist in order to determine whether the energy flow in one of the meridians is imbalanced and to identify the emergence of a problem affecting one of the organs. Once the problem has been identified, the practitioner positions his needles, which vary in number depending on the patient and the affection (about a dozen).
For the past ten years or so, practitioners have been using electricity instead of needles to enhance the patient’s comfort. Electro-acupuncture consists of diffusing weak electric currents for short periods over larger acupuncture zones by means of a device. The electricity creates a radiating effect and the device allows for more autonomous use and personal management of acupuncture sessions at the most convenient time.
Acupuncture does not produce any side effects or addiction. It is concerned both with the physical and psychological aspects of the patient and offers an effective response to over 80 % of problems. Its role is both preventative and curative.
- Special care is taken with the needles used: they are either used only once or are sterilised in surgical ovens for two hours at a temperature of 200°.
- The electro-acupuncture principle is inoffensive and can be freely used on medical advice.