How does treatment work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine explains our health through the balance of the opposing 'yin' and 'yang' life forces - or 'qi' - that flow throughout the body. While strong health is associated with balance of the qi, illness is explained as deriving from energy imbalances.
This energy is said to flow across the body through 12 'meridians' (or channels), accessible via 361 specific acupoints.
Both acupuncture and acupressure seek to correct energy imbalances by stimulating specific combinations of the acupoints.
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"An abundance of information has now accumulated concerning the neurobiological mechanisms of acupuncture, in relation to both neural pathways and neurotransmitters/hormonal factors that mediate autonomic regulation, pain relief and other therapeutics." 
Some scientists explain acupuncture and acupressure through neurobiology, seeing the acupoints as specific positions where the muscles and nerves can be stimulated to bring about benefit to the muscular , immune , cardiovascular  and autonomic nerve systems , as well as blood flow .
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What happens during your first session?
Rin Spine Center's friendly reception staff are on hand to get you set up for your session in a matter of minutes.
Here's a guide to what you can expect from your first visit:
Payment & Insurance
We accept cash, credit card (Visa & MasterCard) and debit card (UnionPay).
Every insurance provider and policy is different.
If you'd like to claim back fees, it is your responsibility to ensure you read, understand and follow the terms of coverage and claims submission process of your insurance policy.
Rin Spine Center takes no responsibility for handling, submitting or advising on insurance claims. However, we're very happy to provide treatment receipts for all treatment you attend.
Claiming Chinese Medicine fees back on insurance
Many private health insurance plans in Hong Kong cover treatment for Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture or Acupressure, and many of our patients claim back their fees from their insurers.
If you would like to claim back fees for treatment, you should check your insurance policy carefully for what kinds of treatment it covers and the terms for making a claim.
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