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The iconic method of Chinese medicine

Illustration of an acupuncture session

An emblematic method of Chinese medicine in the West, acupuncture is a treatment technique that dates back over 2 millennia. It is described in the Huang Di Nei Jing (Internal Classic of the Yellow Emperor), the founding reference work of Chinese medicine dating back some 2,500 years.

In the early days, acupuncture was performed with stone punches, then gold and silver needles. Today, it is practiced with fine, sterile, single-use metal needles.

Acupuncture involves pricking acupuncture points located on meridians to stimulate various physiological functions and regulate Qi (energy). Meridians are channels through which Qi flows. They form a network linking all parts of the body: internal organs to the body surface, to other organs, to sense organs, tissues and limbs.

Over the centuries, Chinese medicine has accumulated a vast literature on the location of acupuncture points, their multiple actions and indications, which have been tried and tested by generations of practitioners.

Technological developments over the last few decades have given rise to an even more stimulating form of acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, in which the work of the needle is reinforced by a gentle electric current. Electro-acupuncture can be very useful in cases of severe Qi stagnation, such as paralysis or resistant pain.

The indications for acupuncture are extremely broad. Acupuncture is potentially suitable for all types of ailment.

Acupuncture treats in particular:

Acute illnesses

Chronic and functional diseases


Migraines, dizziness, vertigo and tinnitus

Emotional and psychological disorders

Insomnia, stress and anxiety

Gynaecological and andrological disorders

Skin conditions and allergies

Autoimmune and degenerative diseases

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