Gregorčičeva 4,
Celje, Slovenia

+386 51 874 380
tatjana@tatjanatrajkovska.eu

Mon - Fri 12.00 - 20.00
Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED

ACUPUNCTURE


Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine, whose origins date back about 5000 years. The use of acupuncture is officially recognized by the World Health Organization and is one of the few branches of complementary medicine that doctors can officially use for medical treatment.
Principle of treatment with acupuncture is based on establishing the natural balance in the body. The Chinese say that the body is full of flowing energy called Qi, the flow of which must be unobstructed in order for our health to be perfect. Various factors (emotions, weather, environment, stress, diet) may affect the flow of energy and cause imbalance.
With acupuncture needles, we stimulate certain acupuncture points, thus allowing to rebalance the flow of energy throughout the body.

Effects of acupuncture are following:
• Analgesic
• Relaxation
• Establishing the homeostasis (inner balance)
• Improvement of the immune system,
• Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic,
• Stimulation of recovery of muscles ad nerves after paralysis or trauma

Acupuncture is used to treat:

  • pain in the spine and joints,
  • headaches,
  • insomnia,
  • anxiety and milder forms of depression,
  • burnout,
  • allergies,
  • “Zoster” neuralgia,
  • facial palsy
  • faster recovery after injuries (sprains, heavier shocks, muscle tension)
  • faster and better recovery after a stroke,
  • as preparation for painless childbirth …

How does a therapy with acupuncture look like?

At the first meeting we talk about your health and problems. Based on the interview and examination, I can identify what the problem is, whether there is an imbalance in the body, and specify a treatment plan. If desired, you can perform an initial therapy already at the first meeting.

The therapy lasts approximately 30 minutes. While you lie down or sit comfortably, I insert thin sterile needles (single use) in the specific acupuncture points on the body, the purpose of which is to improve the flow of energy.  The insertion of needle is usually not painful, maybe a little uncomfortable, while some do not feel a thing. The needles remain in your body for 20 minutes.

In the case of certain health problems during therapy, I also include heating by moxa – a wild wormwood cigar, which stimulates the energy flow in case of chronic stagnation. Extremely effective is the combination of acupuncture with with cupping – these are special plastic cups, which are placed on certain areas (usually the back, rarely belly) to create a vacuum. Their purpose is to improve circulation, prevent stagnation and encourage the flow of energy.

 

For acute problems 3-4 treatments may be sufficient.

Chronic diseases and problems usually require about 8 -10 therapies. I perform acupuncture 1-3 times a week.