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.
Dr. Eduardo Francisco
Brief Curriculum Vitae
Medical Degree (M.D.) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra.