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What is acupuncture?

Ancient treatment of Chinese origin applied from 3000 BC. approx.  Consists of inserting thin metal needles into specific parts of the body.

Acupuncture treatment usually includes 6 to 10 sessions done 2 to 3 times a week, and in some cases, it may need to be repeated. In chronic cases more long-term sessions are needed

The sessions take place in a comfortable environment, properly air-conditioned, in order to achieve the maximum possible relaxation for the patient and the greatest therapeutic result. Each session usually uses 12 to 25 special, sterile, disposable, high-quality needles for safety and pain relief.

The assessment of each clinical case, the determination of the points where the needles will be inserted, as well as the application of the session itself must always be done by a certified acupuncturist (Government Gazette No. Prot. Υ7 / ΟΙΚ / 4270 / 25-6-96 ).


In its effort to secure the right of Greek patients for safe and effective application of Acupuncture, the Greek State defined as a necessary condition, with the decision number 574 / Α4 / 1191 / 21-2-1980 of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Acupuncture is performed only by doctors who have experience and have been trained in acupuncture and in no case by non-physicians of any health profession.


In order to apply Acupuncture, according to the Greek and International data, it is considered necessary:

1. To be a graduate doctor.
2. To have a license to practice Medicine for the Greek Territory.
3. To be registered in the Medical Association of his area.
4. To have attended at least (300) three hundred hours of theoretical and practical teaching of Acupuncture, in an educational center in Greece or abroad and to be a regular member of a recognized medical Acupuncture company and registered in its records (certified acupuncturist - licensed acupuncturist).

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