Acupuncture is the main treatment tool in Chinese medicine, with 365 acupuncture points in the body sitting on a network of "meridians". These routes connect all the internal organs of the body including the life energy flows called Qi.
When the needle is inserted into these points, it affects the flow of qi and the functioning of the organs associated with it. Every point function is different and depends on the organ or meridian it is related to. There are points whose effect to reduce fever, relieve pain, stop coughing, reduce stress, and more.
Acupuncture uses fine needles, which are sterile and whose thickness does not exceed one-fifth of a millimeter. The needles are inserted a few millimeters, which at times may be felt momentarily.
At each treatment, several needles are inserted in different parts of the body, selected based on the patient's medical condition, location of the pathology, severity and other factors. The needles remain in the body for approximately 20 minutes and during this time, as the patient sinks peacefully into rest and relaxation, they initiate the process of healing.