Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of medicine involving the stimulation of certain specific points on the body by insertion of very fine needles into the skin. According to Chinese medicine, the needles enhance the flow of vital energy (Chi) along pathways called meridians. In the unhealthy body the flow of energy becomes blocked.
Acupuncture brings actual physical changes in the body. It releases the production of hormones called endorphins and monoamines, which work as painkillers and relaxants in the body. That is why acupuncture works for headache, back pain, stress, depression, smoking, arthritis and many other conditions. The method is painless.
Acupuncture has a proven effect for facelift and can also be effectively combined with a non-invasive face-lift treatment through the LPG facelift technology that we offer at The Body Silk Clinic.
Hair-thin needles are inserted into the skin of the face along the wrinkles and into acupuncture points. They stimulate the blood flow in the skin and bring nutrition to the cells. As a result, acupuncture helps in the production of collagen fibres in the skin and stimulates tissue tone.
Acupuncture for smoking
It is common knowledge that smoking leads to many diseases, including chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, stomach ulcers, arteriosclerosis, etc. The process of giving up is often challenging. Many people are thinking of quitting, but do not know what to start with and where to go for help.
Acupuncture is the way forward when it comes to giving up smoking. With acupuncture, patients avoid having a withdrawal syndrome. This method eliminates the desire for cigarettes and also treats the problems associated with smoking, such as neurosis, headaches, chronic lung disease, sleeping problems.
During acupuncture sessions, fine needles are inserted into particular points of the ears and the body. It helps stimulate the relevant area of the brain responsible for blocking the desire to smoke. The effect takes place after only 2 or 3 sessions. To maintain the effects of the anti-smoking program, it is recommended to repeat the treatment over the first 3 months. Alcohol is not allowed during the treatment course and for two weeks afterwards."
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of medicine involving the stimulation of certain specific points on the body by the insertion of very fine needles into the skin. According to the Chinese medicine, the needles enhance the flow of vital energy (Chi) along pathways called meridians.
In the unhealthy body the flow of energy becomes blocked. Acupuncture triggers a few positive physical changes in the body. It releases the production of hormones called endorphins and monoamines that work as painkillers and relaxants. This is why acupuncture works really well for giving up smoking as well as for many other conditions.
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