What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the most famous of the five branches of Chinese medicine. The discovery of medical texts in 1973 in a tomb at Mawangdui in Hunan province in China allows us to date its origins to approximately 2000 years ago. Acupuncture aims at prevent and treat diseases and pains (allergies, pain syndromes, headaches, hypertension, articular or muscular pain, digestive disorders, stress, anxiety, gynecological troubles ) by stimulating precise points along meridians of the body after an accurate diagnosis established beforehand.

Acupuncturists typically use acupuncture needles but can also use heat (moxibustion) and, more recently, laser. This ancient technique has proven impressive results from a therapeutic point of view and plays a crucial role for our health today.

Why Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective, safe and accessible method. Thanks to these benefits, acupuncture was broadly developed in Asia and in most Western countries, including Israel. It now fits perfectly with Western medicine and more and more Western physicians no longer hesitate to recommend it to their patients, to treat the pain, to significantly increase the chances that a woman suffering from infertility becomes pregnant with in vitro fertilization, as well as many other illnesses for which Western medicine has no effective treatment. In addition, acupuncture is increasingly used as support for some heavy treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

How does an acupuncture session work?

During your first visit to our Serenity clinic, Hillel Ouaknin will make a complete check-up and will ask you several questions about your condition. He will also take your pulse and then will provide you with a diagnosis and personalized treatment. Then he will proceed to the implementation of the actual treatment itself by putting thin needles on the points previously defined to fit your needs.

The first consultation can last between one hour and one hour and a half. The following sessions last approximately one hour.

How many sessions are needed?

The number of sessions can vary from one treatment to another but generally, three to ten sessions are required to treat a patient. A first improvement in the health status can be noticed after the first session.

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