The team from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine(AIMI) is a team of health care professionals (doctors, physiotherapists, coaches, etc.) who think that people should be diagnosed and treated in a holistic and integrated, way taking into account all the factors that influence their health and wellbeing. Always with a scientific rigour when it comes to choosing and applying the treatments.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is ancient science from East that treats diseases by introducing fine sterile needles at specific points of the skin to produce both local and general effects that improve the condition.
What is integrative medicine?
It is the set of medical techniques that help to improve the symptoms of diseases and accompanied by other medical disciplines including physiotherapy and/or psychological one. Most of the times are complementary given that we always rely on the scientific method for the diagnosis and treatment strategy.
What are the goals to achieve?
The objectives will be individualized and will depend on whether it´s an acute process (such as trauma) or a chronic process (as a herniated disc) where it will be necessary to consider the objectives in the short, medium and long term.
In the case of oncological diseases, acupuncture and other techniques never pretend to replace surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy but that the objective will be to improve the immune status, fatigue, lack of appetite and other symptoms related with the treatments.
According to WHO, the pathologies that acupuncture has proven its efficiency are all those that have some component of pain and/or swelling.
Painless Acupuncture is a technique that consists in placing needles into specific points of the body to stimulate the complex system of energy meridians running through the body. The adjustment of the movement promotes efficiency and restores its balance.
Integrative medicine is a model of assistance designed to bring the best knowledge of conventional medicine to those of the complementary medicine that consider the human body and mind as a whole.