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Acupuncture - Earacupuncture - Electroacupuncture
Apostolos Kaplas
Acupuncture Athens

Acupuncture - Earacupuncture - Electroacupuncture
Acupuncture is a therapeutic method that involves inserting into the skin and muscles of small diameter needles, which remain for a certain period of time, in order to treat various pathological conditions.
In recent decades, many theories have been developed that explain a part of its active spectrum and its mechanism of action. More specifically, acupuncture, at the level of the spinal cord, acts on the mechanism of control of the pain portal as well as through the sponge-like reflex and balancing of the autonomic nervous system. In addition, acupuncture appears to affect the functional centers of the brain as evidenced by modern neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, PET). At the biochemical level, it has been proven that dozens of molecules are affected by the entry of the needle into the skin, such as neurotransmitters, hormones, endogenous opioids, etc., both locally and systemically. The multi-layered action of acupuncture (local, regional-marrow, central-brain) has prompted researchers to have a keen interest in at least the last 20 years and has acupuncture acclimatized to a commonly accepted treatment. 
Why do acupuncture
Acupuncture is a holistic method of treatment, widely spread throughout the Western world. Its action in diseases, both acute and chronic, is proven by extensive clinical and laboratory research. Its many advantages:
  • It gives immediate relief to acute pain.
  • It acts as an autonomous treatment but also in addition to another treatment, enhancing its action.
  • It is painlessly technical and safe, without any side effects.
  • It is also important to contribute to chronic diseases when medication fails to bring the desired results
The fact that as a method does not have side effects can be the counterbalance to the one-dimensional and exorbitant many times use of pharmacotherapy. 
Which diseases acupuncture heals
Acupuncture works therapeutically in a large number of pathological conditions. Below are listed some of the diseases that acupuncture is a remedy, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) and the British Society of Medical Acupuncture (BMAS).