Thousands of research trials have been done to determine what effects acupuncture has on the body. Here are 5 scientific theories:
• Augmentation of Immunity: Acupuncture affects specific hormones to regulate your immune system. It can be used for deficient or hyperactive immune systems.
• Endorphin Theory: Acupuncture stimulates the secretion of endorphins, our bodies natural pain killers. This can lead to immediate pain relief.
• Neurotransmitter Theory: Acupuncture helps to regulate different neurotransmitters in the body. Serotonin is responsible for mood balance. The release of Noradrenaline or Norepinephrine can be regulated to help your body handle stress. Many patients feel calm and relaxed after acupuncture treatments.
• Circulatory Theory: Acupuncture will cause blood vessels to constrict and dilate. This helps to promote blood flow and cause the release of Histamine. Histamine has 23 different functions, including lowering blood pressure, regulating sleep-wake cycles and digestive function.
• Gate Control Theory: Acupuncture works by closing certain nerve gates by providing other stimuli, this decreases pain transmission. This also functions to provide immediate pain relief. Acupuncture has been used as anesthesia in open heart surgeries.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture has been proven to be effective in the treatment of over 100 conditions, such as:
• Pain (Acute & Chronic)
• Neck, Shoulders
• Low Back, Sciatica
• Joints • Muscular
• Carpal Tunnel
• Digestive Disorders
• Weight Management
• Common Colds & Sinus Congestion
• Wear Comfortable Clothes
• Allow Your Body to Relax
• Be Calm, Stay Still
Each treatment is tailored specifically to your needs and will assist in helping you with ailments that you are experiencing.
Acupuncture has very few contraindications. Avoid treatments on an empty stomach, immediately after eating or while exhausted. Generally, not much needs to be avoided after a treatment. Your practitioner will notify you of anything to avoid following your treatment.
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