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A technique that applies pressure to specific acupuncture points utilizing fingers, hand, elbow or various mechanical devices to provide relief of symptoms, balancing and motivating the flow of Qi throughout the body.
Hands of the doctor doing acupuncture of ear. A therapy that utilizes the rich supply of blood and nerves in the ear to diagnose and treat disease, by stimulating acupuncture points in the ear. Auriculotherapy is effective in the treatment of a wide range of common diseases. It is especially successful in the treatment of chronic disease or used as an analgesic during surgery or childbirth. There are diverse auriculartherapy methods, such as acupressure, laser, magnets, needling, electrical stimulation and moxibustion. Auriculartherapy is also widely used in hospitals and clinics that specialize in addiction, psychiatric and mental disorders.
A low-frequency electrical impulse is applied to the needles once they are inserted in the acupuncture points and the Qi is obtained. This method regulates the flow of Qi, producing a more continuous and even stimulation. It is extensively used during surgery and further enhances both the duration and intensity of acupuncture’s analgesic effects.
A healing technique that stimulates acupuncture points with low intensity “cold” lasers emitting infra-red light placed on or over affected areas and acupoints. It differs from laser surgery, which utilizes “hot” lasers. It is usually used to relieve pain, inflammation, and wound healing.
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