How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture works by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points along meridians to restore balance to the flow of Qi throughout the body, thus bringing the body back into balance and promoting health. Scientific measurements of acupuncture show an increased circulation of blood to the area being treated and an increase in the hormones called endorphins, which block pain and promote healing, strengthen the immune system, and promote blood circulation.
The effect of physiological function and health from Acupuncture follows a holistic medical paradigm to regulate the function of the human body, calm the nervous system, regulate the endocrine system, and increasing resistance by enhancing the immune system..
Acupuncture points have very specific functions: They can improve digestion, increase white or red blood cell production, increase or decrease heart rate and blood pressure, release pain, relaxes tension, increase energy and circulation, just to name a few. When the energy within an organ or an associated pathway is blocked, insufficient or excessive, pain or dysfunction is the result. Stimulating the correct points with the appropriate technique balances the energy flow so that health is restored.