Miliotis Georgios Physiotherapy Clinic |Corfu
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing techniques. In fact, in recent decades, it has been established as a reliable treatment system in many countries of the western world.
As a basic principle, acupuncture argues that the "meridians" - energy pathways associated with the pathways of key nerves or groups of neurons - play an important role in the proper functioning of the human body.
Sometimes, therefore, we need to intervene with mechanical stimulation - that is, by inserting a needle into the skin - in the course of these meridians, at specific mapped points, in order to improve the disturbed flow of energy, thus having the desired therapeutic effect.
The main goal is, among other things, analgesia. In recent years, more and more research confirms the therapeutic effect of acupuncture, which is achieved through the release of neurochemicals (eg endorphins), which change the treatment of pain in the central nervous system.
The dry needling technique is also a technique used to resolve muscle spasm (trigger points). The needles used are single-use and completely sterile.
Acupuncture, in combination with other reliable treatment techniques, such as Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, etc., helps the physiotherapist to achieve faster and more effective improvement and, ultimately, the restoration of the problem.