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Acupuncture is a treatment method with a history of thousands of years, which means needle (acus) and puncture (puncture) in Latin. Its foundations are thought to date back 5000 years, almost to the earliest periods of human existence. Although it is thought to have been invented and developed by the Chinese, there is also evidence that it was first used by the Uyghur Turks. A treatment modality is created by assuming that the life energy (Qi) circulating on certain meridians in the body and imbalances in this energy flow cause diseases. The healing process is activated by removing the disturbances and blockages in the energy flow and bringing it back into balance. The important thing is to trigger the body’s self-healing power.

“No life can exist only through the efforts of the external physician; the external physician can help the internal physician” Paracelsus

The most important point in this treatment method is that the application is performed by experts and experienced people. We apply acupuncture in the most accurate way in the treatment of many ailments with our experience and different approach in this field.

Where is Acupuncture Applied? How Does It Work?

The mechanism of action can be explained by the needles inserted into the skin and subcutaneous muscle tissue stimulating systems (hormonal, electrical, pain pathways, etc.) through various receptors in these areas. Acupuncture points have been identified in areas such as arms, legs, torso, head, feet and ears. It has also been shown that these areas are the same points with trigger points and motor points of various muscles. Needle stimulations have been shown to cause acupuncture analgesia by activating pain control pathways in the applied muscle.

Basic effects of acupuncture:


In which diseases is acupuncture effective?

In 1979, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended to all countries in the world that acupuncture and moxa therapy could be used to treat 43 diseases. Today, it is known to be effective in the treatment of more than 150 diseases.

World Health Organization’s Indications for Acupuncture Treatment:

  • Migraine
  • Back and lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Gonarthrosis (knee arthritis)
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches
  • Sinusitis
  • Headaches due to tension and neck arthritis
  • Dental pain (toothache)
  • Temporo-mandibular joint (jaw joint) dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-operative pain
  • Pregnancy nausea and vomiting
  • Paralysis (within the first 3-6 months)
  • Essential hypertension
  • Renal colic
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Chronic prostate inflammation
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Facial paralysis
  • Asthma bronchiale
  • Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)
  • Cholelithiasis (Gallbladder stones)
  • Stress
  • Panic attack
  • Depression
  • Acute epigastralgia
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fibromyalgia and tendinitis
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Milk deficiency
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO)
  • Premenstrüelsendrom
  • Pruritus (itching)


How is it applied?

Before the acupuncture treatment, which is frequently applied in our clinic, the patient’s tongue, nail and pulse are examined and the type of acupuncture to be performed is determined with a holistic evaluation (detailed anamnesis, quantum analysis). Some patients use ear acupuncture, while others use microcolumn acupuncture.

The acupuncture procedure, which is performed by inserting micro needles into the skin, is completed in 20-25 minutes. Special protocols are used in mental illnesses, special protocols are used in intestinal pathologies and effective results are obtained.

Treatment is carried out in 8-12 sessions, with a frequency of one session every 3-8 days.

Acupuncture treatment has no known side effects.

Dr. Burak Aydın

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