The term “acupuncture” comes from the Latin “Acus” meaning “needle” and “puncture” meaning puncture, ie a needle that punctures the skin. It is in practice the insertion of specific needles into anatomically accurate points with the aim of resolving symptoms and cure pathologies.
Acupuncture’s acting medium is based on the stimulation of afferent nerves that transmit signals to the Central Nervous System with the aim of conducting actions in the body through the efferent nerves. These may be motor or physiological in nature. The indications are several: orthopedics, neurology, dermatology, animal behavior, cancer, among others.