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The Pain 

In a holistic and integral approach to the human being, pain is seen as an imbalance  of the body.


Acupuncture, and other complementary therapies, aims to restore this balance, promoting the free circulation of energy and thus achieving pain relief.

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Chronic and Acute Pain in Portugal

  • In Portugal, thousands of people deal with different types of pain every day, affecting their quality of life.

    • Approaches, such as acupuncture and massage, offer complementary options for pain relief.

  • Statistics show that millions of Portuguese people deal with some type of pain, negatively impacting their quality of life. 

    • The prevalence of chronic disease or long-term health problems affected 43.9% of the population aged 16 or over in 2021, 0.7 pp more than in 2020 and 2.7 pp more than in 2019.

      • In 2021, 34.9% of the population aged 16 or over reported having some limitation in carrying out activities due to health problems and, of this, 9.6% reported a severe degree of limitation.

      • Both indicators registered an increase in relation to previous years, reaching in both cases the highest proportions since 2016.  

Source: Income and Living Conditions Health status - 2021

  • Current Challenges: Despite advances in Western medicine, many people face challenges in managing pain, which increasingly leads them to look for solutions beyond.

  • Treatment Alternatives: The search for complementary therapies, such as acupuncture and massage, has grown, indicating a tendency to seek holistic approaches to pain.

Pain and Acupuncture

  • During an acupuncture session, thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body, called acupuncture points. These points are located in channels, known as meridians.

The main objective of stimulating these points is to unblock the flow of Qi and Blood, reducing pain and discomfort.

  • Chronic Pain Relief: Acupuncture has been shown to be particularly effective in treating chronic pain, such as conditions such as arthritis, acute or recurrent headaches, back pain, and chronic pain. with special focus in the lumbar area, musculoskeletal pathologies such as sports injuries or fibromyalgia.

Many people report a significant improvement in pain intensity and frequency after regular acupuncture sessions.

  • Holistic Approach: It is not limited to just relieving symptoms, but seeks to treat the underlying cause of the imbalance. This provides a holistic approach to pain management, considering not only the physical body, but also emotional, environmental and lifestyle factors.

Acupuncture services for pain

Pain and Massage

  • Massage is another valuable therapeutic modality in pain management.

    • With several techniques available, one of the main functions of massage is muscle relaxation, as well as blood circulation so that the flow of energy is restored and pain is relieved or treated.

  • Muscle Relaxation: Many pains are related to muscle tension. Massage techniques help relax muscles, reducing pressure on nerves and joints, relieving associated pain.

  • Improved Circulation: Massage promotes better blood circulation so that recovery is facilitated as well as reducing inflammation.

  • Emotional Well-Being: In addition to the physical benefits, massage can also have a positive impact on emotional well-being, reducing stress and anxiety and also having an effect on insomnia.

Massage services for pain

The pain and...

Pain and Stress:

Approach: Acupuncture is known to reduce stress, promoting emotional balance, which can have positive effects on pain management.


Pain and Insomnia:

Approach: Relaxing massage techniques can contribute to deeper sleep, benefiting those who suffer from pain associated with insomnia.


Pain and Anxiety:

Integrative Approach: Combining acupuncture and massage can help alleviate anxiety, often linked to chronic painful conditions.

Pain andsome conditions Chronic and Acute Pain:



  • Associated Pain: Arthritis is characterized by inflammation in the joints, causing pain and stiffness.

  • Approach: Acupuncture can reduce inflammation, relieve pain and improve joint function.



  • Associated Pain: Frequent migraines can cause intense, throbbing pain and sensitivity to light.

  • Approach: Acupuncture and massage can help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines by promoting energy balance.

Back pains

  • Associated Pain: Back problems, such as low back pain, can result in chronic or acute pain.

  • Approach: MassTherapeutic gem and acupuncture can relieve muscle tension, promoting back pain relief.



  • Associated Pain: Fibromyalgia causes generalized pain, fatigue and sensitivity in muscles, tendons and ligaments.

  • Approach: Acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine can help reduce pain and improve quality of life.



  • Associated Pain: Conditions like diabetic neuropathy result in nerve pain.

  • Approach: Acupuncture can help modulate the nerve response, reducing the sensation of pain associated with neuropathy.


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