Japanese acupuncture: painless and relaxing
In a Japanese acupuncture treatment, very thin needles are brought into contact with the skin at certain places, the acupuncture points. This triggers a reaction that brings your body more into balance and reduces complaints.
In Japanese acupuncture, the tip of the needle is placed against the skin or inserted a maximum of a few millimeters. Because the needle is very thin and is carefully inserted, this form of acupuncture is pain-free and is experienced as very relaxing. Moreover, it appears that in this way the body energy can often be effectively influenced.
The acupuncture needles are frequently inserted in other places than where your complaint is; for example, for headaches, points on the arms and legs are often used. The life energy (“chi”) moves through the body through certain pathways, the so-called meridians. Treatment of an acupuncture point on such a meridian affects the energy flow in the entire meridian. For example, by treating an acupuncture point on the gallbladder meridian on the leg, an energy stagnation located at the other end of this meridian in the head can be resolved and headaches disappear.
In addition to needles, heating with moxa, a dried herb, is also used to stimulate the acupuncture points.