Acupuncture promotes health and relieves pain by restoring the body’s internal balance. Acupuncture has been practiced in far-east countries for more than 3000 years. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that channels of vital energy flow through the body to nourish all tissues. If this flow is disturbed or blocked, pain and sickness occur. Acupuncture needles help unblock the flow of energy and restore homeostasis throughout the body. The main focus of TCM is on correcting the underlying cause of an illness or disease producing a lasting effect rather than relieving the symptoms. The human body is known to self-regulate and correct imbalances, and acupuncture is a tool to help our bodies achieve this goal.
Modern science explains that Acupuncture results in secretion of substances such as endorphins and encephalins in the central nervous system which change the ability of the brain to process pain. There are many neuro-transmitters secreted by the nerve cells in the brain which act on specific areas of the brain creating different effects. Some important neuro-transmitters are acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine…Acupuncture normalizes the rate of breathing, blood pressure, formation of urine, metabolism, sweating, body temperature, ionic balance of the blood and many other vital parameters.
Studies demonstrate that acupuncture has an apparent effect of improving and strengthening the body’s immune system. Acupuncture mobilizes the natural defence inside the human body, thereby producing anti-inflammatory and anti-infectious results.
Conditions That Benefit From Acupuncture
- Headaches and Migraines
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Chronic Fatigue
- Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)
- Digestion Problems (Constipation, Gas)
- Blood Pressure High/Low
Acupuncture And Sports Injuries
Acupuncture is a method of treatment that is increasingly used by athletes to treat musculoskeletal problems. Soft tissues connect, support, and surround other structures and organs of the body. Soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, fat, and blood vessels. Often soft tissue injury is painful and can be complex to treat due to its difficulty in detection and diagnosis.
Weight Loss By Acupuncture
Acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body which regulate the metabolic rate, increase energy, decrease psychological symptoms such as irritability, suppress appetite and cravings, balance hormones, reduce cellulites, and support detoxification processes during the fat burning state (Most toxic substances are deposited in the fat tissues).