Acupuncture is a long known treatment technique dating back to the Egyptian papyri of 1550 B.C. revealing the acupuncture points. What are the acupuncture points?
These are projection areas of the active zones formed by the skin and internal organs due to their mutual interaction. The point itself is not large and is about 2 mm in diameter on average; its size may change depending on the condition of the body (for example, sleep or physical activity). The points are scattered very unevenly on the body with the majority of them being projected along the nerve paths or nerve and vascular bundles.
Acupuncture normally causes not only local, but also segmental and general response of the body to the irritant, and hence the high efficiency of this treatment technique.
Acupuncture is used in treating the following disorders: articular and spinal pains of various genesis, muscular fatigue, metabolic and hormonal disorders, mastopathy and menstrual cycle disorders, cardiac rhythm disorders, hypertension, gastritis, hepatic and pancreatic disturbances, respiratory diseases such as bronchial asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. This technique is also applied in treating prostatitis as well as in withdrawing from smoking. Acupuncture can be used in treating nervous diseases such as facial nerve neuropathy, various pain syndromes and disorders of vegetative nervous system functions.