Acupuncture is also known as: acupuncture therapy, Zhen Jiu therapy, reflexotherapy, needle therapy, electroacupuncture, sonopuncture.
Acupuncture is a major traditional Chinese form of medicine going back 5,000 years. It allows us to achieve results which are beyond the scope of modern medicine.
The theories and teachings of traditional Chinese medicine explain that there are a lot of biologically active points (so called acupoints) which lie along invisible meridians as well as on the surface of our skin. There are also several new acupoints not lying on a meridian. There are said to be 12 major meridians in the human body. Over time, the number of meridians has grown to 20.
The meridians themselves are thought to be channels for the flow of vital energy or life force called qi (also spelled ch’i or ki, and pronounced “chee” or “kee”) that is present in all living things. Meridians also represent an internal system of communication between specific organs or networks of organs.
As «mythical» life energy qi circulates through these points. These acupoints have a great biological and functional significance for the organism. Concentrated at these points we find the greatest number of specific and nonspecific receptors that transmit signals to different levels of the Central Nervous System (CNS). In addition, these points are those most closely connected to the corresponding internal organs. These functional characteristics form the basis of their therapeutic use i.e. active points->meridians (channels) ->the circulation of vital energy “chee”->the maintainance of our energy balance.
According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, illness may occur when the energy flow along one or more meridians is blocked or out of balance. The purpose of acupuncture is to restore health and balance to the energy flow.
In recent years, science and technology have taken a big step forward in the treatment of eye diseases. Today, the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) (also called Oriental Medicine) and acupuncture in combination with new therapies such as bioresonance therapy (BRT) at fixed frequencies, BRT along the meridians (organs and systems), is achieving promising results.