Ancient Chinese medicine and acupuncture have been practiced for over 3000 years; acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points along the meridian system covering the entire body to promote the smooth movement of vital energy; blood circulation, and lymphatic circulation.From aches and pains to complex internal conditions, Acupuncture can naturally and holistically address your health concerns.
Acupuncture works by:
Acupuncture needle insertion: stimulates a local and centralized reaction. The local reaction involves sensory neurons in the skin being stimulated. The central reaction occurs when the signals reach the brain and spinal cord.
Central effect of needling: both the central and peripheral nervous systems are effected. Central nervous system includes brain, spinal cord, HPA (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal) axis. Peripheral Nervous system stimulates voluntary muscles movement; nerves, smooth muscles; stress/emergency response.
Acupuncture points: points are located in areas with higher concentrations of superficial nerves; blood vessels; neuromuscular attachments where vessels and nerves penetrate muscles fascia.
Signal stimulus: the stimulus from acupuncture needling creates a cascade of signaling throughout the connective tissue involving the blood, nerves, and immune system.
Acupuncture stimulates the body to heal itself; it influences;
The nervous system; muscles nerves, internal organs.
Cardiovascular system; blood flow; distribution of nutrients; hormones.
Endocrine system; Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis regulation; major pathway for homeostatic regulation.
Immune system: strengthens the immune function of the body.