How to take action when in pain

Proven curative action

Acupuncture can be used in addition to traditional treatment or as an alternative treatment for patients who cannot use certain medicines or do not obtain adequate results with standard treatments.

Acupuncture can often relieve or cure numerous common illnesses when it is inappropriate to prescribe powerful treatments which can always produce side effects of varying intensity:

  • psychosomatic problems such as spasmophilia, anxiety, situational depression, stress, sleep problems.
  • digestive problems such as ulcers, colitis, intestinal transit problems, etc.
  • rheumatic affections such as arthrosis, sciatica, tendonitis, dorsalgia, etc.
  • skin problems such as herpes, eczema, shingles, etc.
  • serious allergies, asthma, hay fever, conjunctivitis, etc.
  • circulatory diseases, arthritis, venous diseases, heart rhythm problems, etc.

In addition to its curative action, which rebalances the patient’s Qi flow, acupuncture also has preventive effects. It strengthens the body’s defences and thus prevents further illnesses from occurring. Statistics prove that a patient treated regularly by acupuncture on a preventive basis falls ill less often than others.

The point of view of western scientists

The therapeutic results obtained from acupuncture by our neighbours in the Far East over many years have inspired western scientists to examine the scientific data resulting in this curative treatment.

These investigations were sparked by the identification of the effects of acupunctural analgesics used in surgical interventions as early as 1965. The action of the needles stimulates insensitivity to pain, a phenomenon which a Canadian doctor, Professor Pommerantz, explained in the following terms: the stimulation of certain acupuncture points in a patient gives rise to the production of endorphin, equivalent to morphine secreted by the human brain, which creates the anti-pain effect of acupuncture and therefore favours analgesic action during surgical interventions.

In France, Professor Niboyet discovered that the electrical resistance of the skin differs depending on the acupuncture point in question. This discovery resulted in the launch of acupuncture point detection devices which are capable of determining the apparent resistance of the surface of the skin.

Studies conducted by doctors working on thermography (study of temperature variations in the human body) have revealed the existence of unexplained warm and cold points. Working in cooperation with acupuncture practitioners, they revealed that the anomalies corresponded to the traditional acupuncture points which only appeared if the corresponding organ was diseased. The thermographic anomalies are eliminated if the organic problem is treated by acupuncture.

Numerous other leading scientists have examined the effects of acupuncture. Since its effectiveness is now recognised, it has become a medical science in its own right requiring a basic certificate for the Doctorate of Medicine and a higher certificate for the acupuncture practitioner’s diploma.