Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine. It consists of introducing fine needles into the skin along the meridians to rebalance the body’s energies. A meridian is a virtual energy channel which can be identified on a meridian map.

According to Chinese medicine, the Qi (or vital energy) circulates the body within the blood, body fluids, spirit, and essences.

These substances maintain the balance within the body around the notions of yin and yang. When Qi is blocked, absent, or too abundant, symptoms may appear.

Acupuncture is then used to regulate these energies and complement classical Western medicine and other therapies. 


When to consult an acupuncturist

Acupuncture takes place over time and requires the doctor to be constantly adaptable

Between 1 and 3 acupuncture sessions are sufficient to get results

INFORMATION: The acupuncturist interviews the patient to discover the reason for the consultation, the bio-psycho-social context, the personal, medical, and family history, and the lifestyle and diet to find the cause of the symptoms.

PRACTICE: The acupuncturist applies the needles to the patient (who is lying on their back), then lets them relax for about twenty minutes. As acupuncture is not painful, the patient may even fall asleep.

CONCLUSION: Following the treatment, the patient goes home. Hydration, rest, and calmness are necessary after a session. The follow-up will be done 2 or 3 weeks later.

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