Therapeutic Effects


The Therapeutic effects of Acupuncture performed at Hospital da Luz Coimbra are obtained when, inserting solid and extremely thin needles into the tissues (usually the skin and muscles), the Doctor is able to modulate the operation of the Nervous System, Endocrine System, Immune system and exocrine glands. This localised stimulation causes the release of substances that will increase localised Circulation, improving Oxygenation and transportation of nutrients to tissues. There is also stimulation of Immune System activity.

Acupuncture has deep effects in every level of the nervous system, such as the peripheral nerves, spinal cord and brain, particularly the Limbic System (brain areas related with emotions), the Hypothalamus and the Pituitary, as well as the cerebral cortex.

Scientific Knowledge

The Specialist Doctor of Hospital da Luz Coimbra has the required scientific knowledge to perform accurate Diagnosis, as well as requesting and evaluating Complementary Exams.

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Dr. Eduardo Francisco

General Practice

RNA Medical

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Medical Degree (M.D.) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra.

Family medicine specialist.

Competency in the practice of acupuncture.