Acupuncture originates from the traditional Chinese medicine. It is based on the understanding that diseases are caused by an imbalance of energy in the body. The balance can be restored by stimulating the acupuncture points, which is normally carried out by inserting fine needles at specific points of the body, but can also be carried out by electric impulses, laser, warmed dry wormwood, or vacuum massage.
Acupuncture has the effect of a painkiller, therefore it soothes headaches, migraines, vertigo, muscle and joint pains, pains arising from disease, injuries or old age (neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and feet), tingling sensations, swelling of the extremities and rheumatic disorders.
It is used for the treatment of problems caused by cerebrovascular infarction and nerve inflammation; it relieves stomach and digestive pains, bloatedness, constipation, chronic fatigue, allergies, allergic rinitis and conjunctivitis, asthma, eczema and menstrual pain.