How Acupuncture Works

There are
lots of new research out there regarding acupuncture and how it works. If you
are a research nerd, I am happy to provide you with some specific research
links. For those that don’t enjoy reading research, here are the nuts and bolts.

There are
few of us that would not benefit from improved sleep, improved stress response,
less pain, more energy and stabilized moods. Acupuncture can help with all
these issues.

What you
really need to know! The body truly wants to heal itself and the stimulus of
the acupuncture needle promotes homeostasis and self-healing. Acupuncture
points are in areas with higher concentration of superficial nerves, blood
vessels, and neuromuscular attachments where vessels and nerves penetrate
muscle fascia. It influences the nervous system, cardiovascular system, endocrine
system and immune system. Needling affects both the central nervous system and
the peripheral nervous system. The signal stimulus from acupuncture needling
creates a cascade of signaling throughout the connective tissue involving the
blood, nerves and immune system. It stimulates a local and a centralized
reaction. The local reaction involves sensory neurons in the skin being
stimulated and the central reaction occurs when the signals reach the brain and
spinal cord.

Overall acupuncture
has many health benefits with very few side effects.

Let’s walk
together toward health and balance.


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