What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been around for over 3000 years. It has helped millions of people. The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to "re-program" and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy.
How does Acupuncture actually work?
From the perspective of western medicine, acupuncture works by needling (the term used to describe manipulation of the needles after insertion) the acupuncture points. This stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain, which either changes the experience of pain, or triggers the release of chemicals and hormones that influence the body's own internal regulating system. Acupuncture is associated with increased levels of prostaglandins, white blood cells, and gamma globulins, as well as the production and distribution of enkephalins, serotonin, noradrenaline and other neurotransmitters and neuromodulators.
Please note that acupuncture affects your overall well-being and health.
Acupuncture is used preventatively.
Acupuncture enhances your immune system.
***Acupuncture reduces STRESS***
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