Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting very fine needles at precise acupuncture points. The Acupuncture Physician may also use heat therapy and/or electrical stimulation with the needles to enhance the outcomes.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system and initiate healing.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture can treat many diseases and chronic pain naturally. Call us today to schedule an appointment at our Jupiter Acupuncture Clinic.