What is acupucture and how it works?

Acupuncture is one of the directions of traditional Chinese medicine, which has been acknowledged as a complementary treatment method in western medicine by the World Health Organisation as early as in 1979.

The effects of acupuncture

According to traditional eastern medicine, the effects of acupuncture are based on inserting thin needles into acupuncture points on the body and thus re-establishing the shattered balance of energy. Western medicine explains the effects of acupuncture somewhat differently, however. By inserting needles into  the acupuncture points we activate skin, muscle, and connective tissues receptors, activating the release of natural substances, which mainly have an analgesic effect. They also influence various functional and psychological states and illnesses, however.