First in Switzerland… Health Center Clinique Lémana
introduces an acupuncture without needles
Ear medicine, also called “Auriculotherapy”, was rediscovered and developed in 1951 by Dr. Paul Nogier, French doctor and acupuncturist. In 1987, the auriculotherapy was officially recognized by the World Health Organization.
The therapy is based on direct stimulation of the nervous system with a puncture using acupuncture or semi-permanent needles.
Auriculotherapy is both a diagnostic and a therapeutic technique. There is at the level of the auricular pavilion a representation of the different parts of the body and of the organs; this mapping, also called somatotopia, is now well known. The ear is therefore both a dashboard on which we can observe and detect the different deregulated points and a control zone allowing the treatment of points in order to obtain a therapeutic action.
Proven effectiveness for:
Discovered in 2018 by Dr. David Alimi (University of Paris), it is an innovative cold acupuncture technique, at the cutting edge of technology.
For a better efficiency, this innovative technique consists of replacing acupuncture needles with cold (Cryo) and thus immediately freezing the tissues so that they should be pricked, at a temperature of – 40C.
“These cryonial needles allow an auriculotherapy: bloodless, odorless, colorless, almost painless, etiopathogenic, eliminating the disadvantages of needles, while retaining all their effectiveness, and authorizing innovative and more effective auriculotherapeutic techniques and strategies.” (Dr. D. Alimi).
Proven results in the following areas:
Acupuncture is one of the founding practices of traditional Chinese medicine.
This technique addresses the root causes of health disorders. Its field of action is wide, from colds to insomnia, including depression, stress and hormonal disorders.
It is based on the stimulation of specific points, located in different places of the body, using several techniques.
Its therapeutic indications are very broad; the most frequent being:
The acupuncture is for anyone who wants to regain the energy balance they may have lost during sickly or traumatic episodes.
In no case can it be a substitute for medical or surgical treatment but can nevertheless reduce the side effects of certain pharmaceutical treatments.
If there is no formal contraindication to acupuncture, there are nonetheless therapeutic areas, in which it cannot be used or is widely discouraged by health authorities.
Acupuncture or Cryo Auriculotherapy may be associated with any of our other programs
This aesthetic acupuncture technique offers a natural solution against ageing that stimulates facial tissues to fight against sagging and degradation of the skin associated with ageing.
It acts by stimulation of the skin and the production of collagen caused by the inflammatory effect following the introduction of the needle under the epidermis.
The effects of these treatments are preventive for people showing the first signs of ageing, and curative for others whose wrinkles are already visible.
This aesthetic acupuncture technique, which gives better results and quicker than cosmetic creams, is an alternative to Botox. However, it does not replace a surgical act, which is more invasive.
In the experienced hands of the head doctor who will use an anesthetic cream and although the face is particularly sensitive, the pain from the needles is negligible.
However, the resentment of pain will depend on the texture of the treated skin as well as the individual sensitivity of each.
In the hours or a few days following the session, you will observe:
In the medium to long term, you will see a lasting effect on maintaining good skin tone and slowing the process of sagging skin.