Acupuncture promotes self-healing of the body, activating the immune system or triggering the secretion of endogenous substances and hormones.Thus, self-healing of the organism is achieved, furthermore, balance of the emotions and an improvement of mental and physical health is also accomplished.
Acupuncture is the only therapeutic method, among 150 registered complementary – alternative methods, applied in Public Hospitals around the world to relieve persistent pain from chronic diseases or cancer.
Acupuncture boosts the immune system, thus, reducing the chances of catching a cold or the flu, but in the event of an illness it can also speed up recovery. Research has shown that acupuncture relieves symptoms as it enhances the activity of natural killer cells and regulates the number and proportion of cells in the immune system. It also reduces inflammation by causing the release of neurochemical and immunomodulatory agents as well as increasing microcirculation locally thus reducing swelling and oedema.