The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as a medicine that can help a wide variety of symptoms and health conditions.
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Acupuncture is one of the many branches of Chinese Medicine; an ancient art and science that is part of a natural and physiological global system of thought and function. It is based on the uninterrupted transmission of empirical experience over the last 2000 years.
The Chinese term for acupuncture (ZhenJiu) actually includes moxibustion (Jiu) – the heating of acupuncture points- typically performed today with an electrical device. The effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion is beginning to be scientifically proven by contemporary standards.
The Chinese term for acupuncture, ZhenJiu, includes the use of dry needling and moxibustion (Jiu) where one heats the acupuncture points – today, this is typically performed with an electrical device. Although the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion has been transmitted empirically over the last 2000 years, it is currently under the process of being scientifically proven by society’s contemporary standards.
Acupuncturists may also use other complementary techniques to extend and amplify the effects of their treatments. Gua sha and cupping techniques are very effective in removing blood stagnation while the use of ear beads or magnets on specific points to extend the benefits and effects of the needle-based treatment between sessions.
Using the knowledge of these various techniques and the therapist’s expertise, he or she will then try to understand the source of the imbalance and use the tools required to effectively act on the source of the symptom.
The World Health Organization lists several medical conditions that can be treated with acupuncture. It should be noted that not all the subtleties of the method can be captured by science because medical thinking itself is of a different nature than that of acupuncture. Acupuncture excels in prevention, which makes it one of the medicines of the future. But, after all, how does it work? Like a finger, a hand, like touch. Precise. Gentle. Patient and deep.
Acupuncture can benefit those of all ages, from children to the elderly as well. It can be beneficial to those in good health as well as those struggling with their health or are suffering from a particular disease. It is important to follow up with your doctor in regards to your health as acupuncture is often complementary to conventional medicine – especially in cases of organic lesions and autoimmune diseases such as cancer and epilepsy, to name a few.
It goes without saying that acupuncture is suitable for people of all genders and ethnicities. Because of its gentle nature, it is suitable for people with fragile constitutions as well as for those with a high physical tolerance threshold.
As an athlete, you must know how to take care of yourself. Several services already exist for prevention or performance optimization but have you ever considered acupuncture?
In terms of musculoskeletal injuries, the experience gained by those who treated the warriors of yesteryear ensures a reliable and proven expertise. Acupuncture can help athletes with pain, inflammation, reduce tension and spasms, increase flexibility, accelerate healing, optimize focus and concentration, improve energy, reduce pre-game stress, and address joint / muscle / energy blockages that can limit performance. The acupuncturist can also offer energetic gymnastics exercises as well as lifestyle advice according to traditional Chinese medicine.
Our acupuncturist, Gérald Uy Liêm Trang is an athlete at heart. It is therefore with pleasure and ease that he excels at helping athletes of all backgrounds and levels to treat and reduce pain and inflammation, reduction of tensions and spasms, and accelerate healing. He also aims to help athletes increase their flexibility, overall energy, focus and concentration while removing joint and muscle blockages. Providing techniques to reduce pre-game stress and energy blockages that can limit performance also fits into a consultation for the athlete. Finally, he also likes to offer energetic gymnastics exercises as well as lifestyle advice according to traditional Chinese medicine.
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