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With roots in ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture is now the most popular traditional medicine practice in the world.Acupuncture is a safe, relatively painless procedure that is effective as a primary or complementary treatment approach for a range of diseases and medical conditions.

What is Acupuncture?

The acupuncture performed in the pain clinics and in Creta Pain Clinic follows the medical diagnosis. Briefly, the practice of treatment is based on the placement of special, very thin and flexible needles in specific points of the body, the acupuncture points.Although the way it works is not completely clear today, scientific research shows its effectiveness in many medical conditions. Acupuncture points appear to stimulate the central nervous system, which in turn releases chemicals, in the spinal cord and brain. These biochemical changes are thought to activate the body's natural mechanisms to heal and fight pain.

Who is Acupuncture for?

Acupuncture may have been famous in Western countries for at least half a century, but, like any treatment, it is not for everyone without exception.

Dr. Kyriazis will inform you if you can follow an acupuncture treatment. For example, acupuncture can be dangerous if:

  1. You are taking anticoagulation
  2. Have a pacemaker
  3. Treat chronic skin conditions
  4. Have breast implants

The doctor should also be aware of all the medicines you are taking, including dietary supplements, and also if you are pregnant

Where is Acupuncture used?

The list of diseases and medical conditions where acupuncture is applied by specialized scientists is long. Very often, however, it is applied for the relief of chronic pain, without the as well:

  1. The pain in the back
  2. The pain in the back
  3. Neck pain-(cervical syndrome)
  4. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  5. Postoperative pain
  6. The muscle pains
  7. The arthritis
  8. Headaches and migraines
  9. The period cramps

In addition to musculoskeletal problems acupuncture has also been shown to help treat conditions such as:

  1. Dizziness and nausea
  2. The infertility
  3. Asthma (improving quality of life)
  4. The addiction

Doctors Tip: "The benefits of acupuncture and stress management are important"

Acupuncture process

At Creta Pain Clinic before we start the acupuncture procedure we take a detailed medical history of the patient and perform a physical examination in order to evaluate the general state of health.

During the session, very thin, sterile, disposable metal needles are inserted into the selected points of the body, which, it should be noted, may be quite far away from the point of pain. The doctor may swirl or move the needle during the treatment. The needles stay in place from 5 to 20 minutes, a period of time during which you will be still and relaxed.

An acupuncture session can last up to 45 minutes, with some appointments lasting less. Between 5 and 20 needles are used during the session.

Did you Know: "The sensation of acupuncture is less intense than that of bloodletting or vaccination"

Frequency of Treatment

Dr. Kyriazis will inform you about the frequency of sessions that is appropriate in your case, depending on the severity of the severity of the symptoms and the intensity of the symptoms and how your body responds. A usual frequency is about 1 to 2 times a week and for a period of 6 to 8 weeks.

Combination of treatments

Note that doing acupuncture does not mean that you are neglecting other medical treatments. Usually acupuncture is combined with various conventional treatments.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the central nervous system, releasing substances that in turn stimulate the body's natural healing abilities.

Where does acupuncture help?

Acupuncture contributes to physical and mental well-being by treating a range of painful conditions.

Will it hurt during acupuncture?

Generally acupuncture does not hurt. However, improper needle placement can cause pain.

Can acupuncture contribute to weight loss?

In combination with lifestyle changes, acupuncture appears to contribute positively to weight loss. However, more studies are needed to provide scientific evidence.

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