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Medical acupuncture

Introduction

If you would like to find a gentle, holistic approach to your musculoskeletal complaints and pains, which will save you from the side effects of painkillers (e.g. stomachache, kidney and liver damage), then medical acupuncture can be an excellent method for you.

Medical acupuncture can help reduce pain without medication and unpleasant or dangerous side effects. You do not have to be afraid of acupuncture needles either, these are specially developed, very thin needles, the insertion of which is typically painless or involves only mild, hardly noticeable discomfort.

In some cases, medical acupuncture is an independent therapeutic option, but it can also be used as an additional treatment alongside Western healing therapies. It can be well combined, for example, with musculoskeletal collagen therapy.

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How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is a thousands-year-old Eastern healing technique, a holistic diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. It is a complex treatment that aims to restore the body’s physiological balance. The basis of Chinese medicine is the idea that energy channels (meridians) run through the human body, in which the „qi” /”chi”/ (life energy) flows freely in case of healthy functioning. Diseases are caused when this flow is disrupted. During the treatments, by using special needles through the acupuncture points, these energy blocks can be released, and we harmonize the energy flow, promoting healing, thus alleviating the symptoms of diseases. The scientific explanation for this is partly realized through the network of neural pathways and their connections with stimulation points, on the other hand pain-relieving endorphins are produced as a result of acupuncture, and the metabolism and self-regeneration capacity of cells increases.

Who is the treatment recommended for?

  • Musculoskeletal, rheumatological diseases: neck, waist, back, joint and muscle pain, inflammation, arthrosis, post-injury rehabilitation, pain syndromes
  • Neurological disorders: chronic headache, migraine, certain types of dizziness and tinnitus, neuralgias, Bell’s palsy
  • Respiratory diseases: allergies, recurrent respiratory diseases
  • Skin diseases: in certain cases of allergies and eczema
  • Certain digestive diseases: functional diarrhoea, reflux disease, inflammation of the intestines
  • Gynaecology: certain cases of infertility, menstrual disorders, premenstrual syndrome
  • Proven to be an effective complementary method to support the treatment of overweight and obesity and in the treatment of addictions, including smoking cessation, as it can reduce hunger and cravings

Areas of application

  • In the case of full-body acupuncture, anywhere on the body (from the top of the head to the toes), possibly also on areas of the body far from the area of concern
  • In the case of auricular acupuncture, the ear (can be used on its own for smoking cessation, or as an adjunct to the treatment of obesity)

Preparation for the treatment

The treatment does not require home preparation.

The treatment cannot be performed in the following cases

Apart from haemophilia, there are no general contraindications to medical acupuncture, but in some cases individual consideration may be required to determine whether it is appropriate. This will be discussed during the consultation.

The treatment

After disinfecting the skin, very thin (0.18-0.25 mm thick), single-use sterile medical needles are inserted into the skin at the appropriate depth, using a maximum of 15 needles per treatment (but much fewer can be used). The treatment is typically painless; in addition to the fine needle pricks, it can cause mild strain, tingling, or warmth and electricity sensation in the treated area or spread out throughout the body.

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Number of treatments

The treatments are administered as a course of treatment and no foreign substances are introduced into the body. A course of full-body acupuncture usually consists of 10-12 treatments (more severe, chronic cases may require significantly more), which are recommended 2 times a week. For auricular (ear) acupuncture, the treatment course can be significantly shorter. In some cases, 1 treatment per week or per month may be recommended as a maintenance treatment.

Ability to work, home care

There is no further action after the treatment. Small haematomas may form at the needle puncture sites, which will disappear after a few days.

Price of the treatment

Consultation with our specialist before medical acupuncture: 25 000 HUF

Full-body acupuncture treatment: 18 000 HUF

Auricular (ear) acupuncture treatment: 10 000 HUF
Semi-permanent needle treatment on its own.

Auricular (ear) acupuncture treatment: 6 000 HUF*
Semi-permanent needle treatment simultaneously with full-body acupuncture .
*Additional charge for full-body acupuncture treatment.

Auricular (ear) acupuncture treatment: 6 000 HUF*
Semi-permanent needle treatment simultaneously with acupuncture consulation.
*Additional charge for consultation.

Auricular (ear) acupuncture treatment: 5 000 HUF*
With regular needle (only available simultaneously with full-body acupuncture).
*Additional charge for fully-body acupuncture treatment.

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