Acupuncture works as an effective alternative and adjunct treatment modality. It’s a safe, effective and natural approach to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, help regain and maintain health and well being.
Acupuncture; How it Works
Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate peripheral mechanisms (skin, muscle, bone and other tissues) which have thousands of nerve ending within a single millimeter. There are four aspects to Chinese Medicine that need to be functioning well in order to be healthy.
- Qi (Oxygen, air) delivery to the tissues
- Vascular System
- Organ System
- Nervous System
If there is an obstruction in the blood flow to a particular area of the body, that area of the body will be negatively affected, resulting in disease or malfunction. Any area of the body that is damaged due to trauma or an internal disorder will have difficulty recovering if there is a reduction in blood flow. When stimulating Acupuncture points along the nerve pathways or vessels it generates electrical signals [action potentials] along specific nerve fibers to the spinal cord, brain and associated physiological systems and internal organs. Signaling biochemical events in the human body adjusts homeostasis to restore health at a more rapid pace [0.001s] to a few seconds [1.0s] than with rest alone.
Did You Know?
- 51% of medical doctors believe Acupuncture to be effective and of value to their patients
- More than 8 million Americans have used Acupuncture
- The National Institute of Health and World Health Organizations have both given formal approval for certain uses of Acupuncture
- Medical doctors refer their patients to Acupuncturists more than to any other “alternative” care provider
- Growing numbers have sought out Acupuncturists for chronic pain and health problems when conventional medicine has not worked or has not provided answers.