Acupuncture is the most widely practiced method of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its goal is to improve the circulation of Qi energy in the meridians for a better functioning of the human body.

"Acupuncture" at la Clinique Naturelle with Eric Zhao, ASCA and RME certified therapist.

The applications of acupuncture:

  • Digestive system: diarrhea, constipation, bloating, belching
  • Nervous system: stress, insomnia, anxiety, migraine, overwork, fatigue
  • Respiratory and lymphatic system: common cold, sinusitis, asthma, hay fever
  • Gynecological system: amenorrhea (absence of periods), dysmenorrhea (period pain), irregular cycle, premenstrual syndrome, infertility, pregnancy and postpartum
  • Muscular system: low back pain, back pain, tendonitis, torticollis
  • Cardiovascular system: hypertension
  • Urinary system: cystitis, incontinence
  • Weight loss

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a major discipline of traditional Chinese medicine that dates back over two thousand years. For the ancient Chinese, there is a set of channels in the physical body that connect the organs to each other, like an electronic map. These channels are referred to as acupuncture meridians.

An energy called Qi, in Chinese, flows through these meridians and nourishes the whole body. If the energy is blocked and no longer circulates, the organs and cells are no longer supplied according to their needs.

Several factors can cause imbalances or blockages of the Qi, thus triggering symptoms or even pathologies. These factors can be of various origins such as accumulated emotions, inappropriate diet, overwork or weather conditions.

The goal of acupuncture is to fluidify and rebalance the circulation of energy in order to nourish the cells and organs.

Recent studies on acupuncture have shown that it has the effect of releasing endorphins, corticosteroids, serotonin and other neurotransmitters from the central nervous system.

During the acupuncture session

The session lasts 1 hour.

The therapist begins with a history taking during which he examines the patient to determine the energetic imbalances.

Then the therapist and the patient take the time to discuss the different points on which the patient wishes to work and set a goal together.

The therapist places the needles and lets the patient relax to fully benefit from the effect of the stimulation of the acupuncture points. The therapist stays with the patient throughout the session to answer any questions or to prescribe a herbal formula completing the treatment if needed ( for more information you can consult our page : Pharmacopoeia).

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One session
160 CHF

1 session lasts 1h

Five sessions
750 CHF

5 sessions (5x1h)

Ten sessions
1400 CHF

10 sessions (10x1h)