Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine

What is MTC?

Chinese medicine, ancestral medicine originating in ancient China, has endured and evolved throughout history. During the second half of s. XX, this therapy was introduced in the western countries and has obtained a great acceptance among the users and, contrary to other medical methods, not aggressive and usually effective with rapid results. MTC also is oftentimes used to prevent diseases.ç

Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine because it understands that there are no diseases, but sick people. It takes into account not only what happens in the affected organ, but also what happens in the whole organism; the way of manifesting itself, how it responds to external influences and environmental stimuli.

The basic pillars of Chinese medicine are the Theory of Yin and Yang and the Theory of the Five Elements. The principles and premises of Chinese medicine are drawn directly from traditional Taoist philosophy, the oldest and most unique school of thought in China. The main premise of Chinese medicinal theory is that every form of life in the universe is animated thanks to a vital energy called “Qi.” The «Qi», fundamental substance of the organism and the universe, permeates and penetrates the entire cosmos. Digestion, for example, extracts “Qi” from food and drink and transports it throughout the body, breathing extracts “Qi” from the air in the lungs. When these two forms of “Qi” meet in the blood, the “Qi” circulates as vital energy through the meridians or energy channels.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Techniques – Used at the International Acupuncture Center

ACUPUNCTURE

It is based on the insertion of very fine needles, at certain body points (acupuncture points), located along the path of the meridians or energy channels.

Acupuncture restores energy, balance and regulates the functions of the body acting on the circulation, the nervous system and the substances that the body generates.

The great acceptance of this technique has been precisely thanks to the spectacular results obtained, sometimes almost immediately.

CHINESE PHYTOTHERAPY

It is based on the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of certain physiological alterations. These medicinal plants are used with the same premises as in Chinese medicine, nature, flavor and the meridian in which it acts must be taken into account.

MUXIBUSTION

It consists of the application of thermal stimuli through the combustion of artemis, on acupuncture points. Moxibustion recovers Yang, heats the meridians, improves circulation, eliminates stagnation, cold and moisture, detoxifies, strengthens health … Many pathologies can be treated with moxibustion but the most indicated are chronic.

TUINA

The Tuina or Chinese therapeutic massage is the application of manipulative techniques to regulate the energy that flows and circulates through the meridians. It is very effective when the energy does not flow correctly, manifesting itself in the form of contractures, muscle aches etc.

Although it not only treats trauma-type problems (muscle injuries, sprains, etc.) but also internal medicine problems such as gynecological disorders, gastrointestinal problems, headaches and others.

AURICULOTHERAPY

Auriculotherapy is the method to treat the human body through the auricular pavilion. Its main characteristic is the simplicity of its application contrasted with the effectiveness of its results. In addition, it offers a wide range of therapeutic possibilities.

CUPPING THERAPY

It is one of the therapeutic methods used in Chinese medicine in order to cause certain skin and tissue stimuli through the production of vacuum.

Suction cup therapy has very wide applications; in general, both internal medicine diseases and those of the nervous or locomotor system, among others. They cause revulsive effects (external inflammation to remove an internal problem), muscle relaxants and analgesics. It also causes local hyperemia, eliminates external pathogenic factors, activates circulation, stimulates metabolism, regulates the nervous system, increases defenses, improves tendons …

DIETETICS

Proper nutrition is a decisive factor in the maintenance and improvement of health. When the body suffers an imbalance, if the diet is modified, one recovers health easier and faster. It is not about fixed guidelines but about adapting food, for example, by increasing or decreasing the consumption of certain foods or how to prepare them.

ACUPUNCTURE PAIN TREATMENT

We have all suffered pain at some point in our life. Pain is an unpleasant experience. It can appear due to accidents or injuries, arthritis, rheumatism, a huge variety of physical and even psycho-emotional problems. It can affect the head, any of the limbs or internal organs, causing different types of pain, such as migraine, sore throat, shoulder pain, joint pain, abdominal pain, or back pain, etc. to mention some of the most frequent.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTC) uses its different techniques; acupuncture, Moxibustion, massage, medicinal plants, exercises (Qi Gong) that focuse on eliminating pain.

Acupuncture can play an important role in eliminating or reducing pain, it can also prevent and reduce recovery time when it is a chronic problem. It is also one of the most common reasons that people want treatment, both medical and acupuncture.

Research has shown that acupuncture causes the body to produce natural steroids and promote the production of natural endorphins. Steroids decrease inflammation, while endorphins relieve pain. Both substances can play an integral role in breaking the pain cycle.

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