Acupuncture is a treatment that doesn't sound at all pleasant. Needles, pain, electricity even. Why is it a common physiotherapy technique? And does it really hurt? Check everything you need to know in the following video.
- Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very small needles at certain points on the body. It is used not only for muscle injuries, but for emotional well-being.
It has its origin in ancient China, where it was used as a way to cure pain and bring out evil spirits. Professional athletes use it physiotherapy with injuries such as tendinitis to deflate muscles, often with the help of electricity. The pain is minimal, but the benefits are great: it releases substances similar to morphine and hormones to deal with pain. Would you give it a try?