My Story

Let me help you feel better in a natural and holistic way.

About me

“Puntos de Salud”  refers to the 361 points of the 14 main acupuncture meridians. This energy map of the body produces a highly beneficial effect on the human body if stimulated correctly, helping ourselves to recover and re-establish health.

In addition to acupuncture, we also offer Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Cupping and Gua Sha. This way Chinese Medicine can be of benefit to everyone including the needle phobic.

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The beginnings

The Puntos de Salud (PdS) project started to take shape more than 20 years ago and eventually settled in Palma de Mallorca in 2018.

My name is Salva Gianfreda and I graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, with degrees in Human Biology and Chinese Medicine. During the last 10 years I have acquired professional experience by studying and working in Australia, China and Canada, countries where Chinese Medicine is highly regulated and is part of the nationally recognised health care system.

I was born and raised in Switzerland but decided to leave my home country at a young age to embark on a journey of exploration around the world. I have always had a fascination for Asia and in 1993 I first travelled to Japan where I eventually settled for 6 years. I experienced Acupuncture for the very first time in Tokyo and became fascinated with this ancient and completely natural way of healing. From that moment on I started reading and studying about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine on my own. For many years I worked in the marketing industry and was fortunate to live in many different countries, experiencing a variety of cultures and gaining a global perspective.

The journey

In 2006 I decided it was time to turn my life around, took a sabbatical, travelled around the five continents and decided to dedicate myself to my passion: health. From that moment on I embarked on a journey that would take me through formal university training in Chinese Medicine and begin the PdS project.

These words characterise PdS:

“Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are my passion and seeing how patients improve is my commitment, I would love to help as many people as possible”.

Some important moments in my journey:

The clinic

The clinic is very conveniently located in the heart of Palma, between Plaza España square and the big department store “El Corte Inglés”.

On the top floor, the space is very quiet and you will be able to totally relax and unwind with a calming and soothing background music.

Parking facilities are available in the area.


I can help you with a variety of different conditions but my specialties are:

Chronic pain
Gynaecological disorders


Consultation can be carried out in:



Member nr. 7499 of:

“Societat d’Acupuntors de Catalunya / Asociación de Acupuntores de España”

Our clients tell their stories

I am very satisfied with Salva’s treatments to date. My autoimmune system illness requires close observation and treatments from both dietary and acupuncture angles. His treatments have demonstrated dramatic health improvements for me. It also helps that Salva’s a very caring person and he is multilingual with European languages. In past years I sort acupuncture treatments in countries closer to China and Japan and Salva’s knowledge is definitely in keeping with the best in the acupuncture profession. I would have to give him 5 ★★★★★'s.



It took me a while to find a good, professional acupuncturist on Mallorca. Very happy to have found Puntos de Salud. Very personal and complete service. I can recommend Salvatore to everyone.

An Lamberghts


Salva has been so fantastic with understanding my health issues and he really seems to care and is very knowledgeable! Every time I leave the clinic, I feel not only rested but very energized and always looking forward to my next appointment. I’ve seen tangible results such as my cough disappeared and fertility treatment success! I would never hesitate to recommend Salva 😀

Kara Donaldson