Acupuncture in Barcelona

Acupuncture in Barcelona is one of the therapeutic methods encompassed within Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its practice dates back more than 2,500 years and spread to Europe and America from the sixteenth century. 

It is considered one of the oldest medical practices and consists of inserting very fine needles into certain points of the body that correspond to points located on the meridian map through which qi flows. Qi is a word that is difficult to translate, it essentially means the potential of a state to transform into another state and the interconnection between the two, which always implies communication, movement, or exchange of energy. 

It is commonly translated as the «vital energy» of the body. This energy flows throughout the body from the deep organs to the superficial skin through interconnected meridians, with acupuncture points being the main confluences of these meridians. The manipulation of the acupuncture needle at specific points allows the experienced acupuncturist to influence this energy and thus improve the patient’s health. 

The efficacy of acupuncture

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in a variety of medical conditions after analysing a series of investigations and clinical trials. These are: 

  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as epigastralgia or acute dyspepsia in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm. 
  • Gynaecological disorders, such as dysmenorrhea 
  • Problems during pregnancy such as nausea and vomiting, labor induction, and bad fetal position 
  • Treatment of adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy 
  • Biliary colic 
  • Kidney colic 
  • Allergic rhinitis 
  • Essential hypertension 
  • Primary hypotension 
  • Medical conditions that cause pain such as headache or migraine, facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders), postoperative pain, dental pain (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction) 
  • Musculoskeletal and osteoarticular pain such as knee pain, back pain, neck pain, scapulohumeral periarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, ankle sprain, epicondylitis (tennis elbow) 
  • ACV (stroke) 
  • Leukopenia 
  • Emotional and psychological disorders, such as stress, depression, and anxiety 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
Acupunture in Barcelona

According to the WHO there are many other conditions for which acupuncture has shown benefit, but more clinical studies are needed. Some of these indications are: acne vulgaris, bronchial asthma, earache, dependence on alcohol and other drugs, smoking cessation, fibromyalgia, insomnia, hyperlipidemia, ovarian hypofunction, Ménière’s disease, postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), female fertility problems and male, polycystic ovary syndrome, chronic prostatitis, recurrent lower urinary tract infection, chronic ulcerative colitis, Sjögren’s syndrome or atopic dermatitis. 

Acupuncture in Barcelona by Julia Valiente

Julia Valiente is a graduate in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Instituto Superior de Medicinas Tradicionales (ISMET-Barcelona) and completed the Advanced Training in Acupuncture at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF-Barcelona). She also completed studies in Naturopathic and Oriental Dietetics at the Intituto de Formación Profesional Roger de Llúria (Barcelona).

My philosophy

My first contact with alternative therapies was born out of an interest in learning about a healthier and more appropriate way of eating for each individual.

The study of energetic nutrition led me to Chinese Medicine. I was deeply attracted by its combination of philosophy and medicine, being more a way of understanding life and health than a conventional medicine.

I understand the work of therapy as a research work where detecting the root of the problem is essential for a proper diagnosis and treatment. My objectives in consultation are focused on awakening your vital force, helping you to change those habits of life and nutrition that harm you, so that you personally find the path of inner balance and thus preserve your health.
Traditional Chinese medicine in Barcelona with Julia Valiente

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