Acupuncture

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Method of ancient Chinese medicine with targeted skin irritation of selected points along the meridians by inserting thin needles. In the West indication especially as acupuncture analgesia; rarely as electrostimulation analgesia in combination with conventional anaesthetic procedures. In addition to body acupuncture, a distinction is made between ear acupuncture, electro-acupuncture and laser acupuncture. Procedures such as acupressure and moxibustion also belong to this form of therapy.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020