What is acupuncture ?

Acupuncture is a practice that is part of the traditional Chinese medicine in the same way as the chinese massage or the pharmacopoeia.
It consists of the stimulation of acupuncture points through the implantation of needles in particular but also the application of suction cups.
It aims to promote the circulation of energy in the body in order to remove blockages.

Acupuncture can relieve:

  • THE chronic pain : low back pain, osteoarthritis, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, headache ... ;
  • THE stress, anxiety, there depression Or chronic insomnia ;
  • THE pregnancy-related disorders : nausea, low back pain and sciatica;
  • THE addictions : tobacco, alcohol or drugs or psychoactive substances;
  • THE ENT pathologies ;
  • THE allergies ;
  • THE digestive pain : transit disorders, colopathy, gastritis, etc.;
  • the side effects of certain medications (including cancer chemotherapies).



The origin of the word 'acupuncture'

From the Latin acus which means 'needle' and pungere which means 'to prick', acupuncture is a practice whose fundamental principles were described more than 2000 years ago in China in the " Huangdi Nei Jing » which is the reference book on acupuncture. This practice experienced worldwide growth in the 19th century, and has been included in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage since 2010.

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Below are the answers to questions I am often asked about acupuncture.

At the start of the session, I ask you various questions about your complaint and your health. the interview. Then I examine you in order to be able to establish a energy balance which will be essential for the future. The session continues with phase during which I insert the needles on specific points in order to relieve the pain highlighted previously.

The needles used are single-use, sterile. They act for 20 to 30 minutes before being removed. They are then placed in a closed container and taken care of by a company specializing in the collection and elimination of medical waste called DASRI (Waste from Healthcare Activities with Infectious Risks).

Finally, a debriefing phase allows you to review the sensations you felt during the session and the need to continue the work, or not, later.

The number of sessions depends on the nature of the problem to be treated. If the disorders are old, chronic and recurrent, the number of sessions to consider will vary. However, it is possible to say that between the first and second session, the rate at which the signs have evolved will be a good indicator of the time necessary to restore balance.

In general, it is recommended to do sessions as close together as possible in order to obtain good results. Once the benefits are visible, the sessions can be spaced out more and more. One session per quarter is a good rhythm for taking care of your health.

A consultation in traditional Chinese medicine does not replace that of a doctor. On the contrary, you may be asked to consult a general practitioner or specialist in order to obtain medical advice and possibly carry out other care techniques.

Acupuncture and Chinese massage are 2 complementary practices. The effectiveness of each depends on the case to be treated. Depending on your problem, I will advise you on the best for you and it will be possible to do a session where the two are used to have synergy.

If you still haven't found your answer, I invite you to ask me the question directly via the page Contact

I am a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, not a doctor: no diagnosis has been established and I in no way replace the follow-up of your doctor. Acupuncture is a relevant complement to medicine and cannot replace current treatments.

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