In today’s society, a lot of people are curious about acupuncture, what it does and can treat, if it hurts, and how it works. Â I am here to answer a few of these questions for you today. Â Each week on Tuesdays, I’ll answer a few more questions regarding this medicine!
Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system and circulation system in a way that facilitates natural healing. Â It can release endorphins as pain killers, enhance immune cells, relax muscle cells, and change the brain chemistry by stimulating the release of different hormones. Â From a Chinese medical perspective, pain and disease starts when there is an imbalance in the body, so acupuncture works to maintain a full balance within the body.
Acupuncture is not known to produce much pain. Â There are hundred of points on the body and some can be more uncomfortable than others. Â The needling can provide a feeling of heaviness at the site and within the body, itchiness, and a possible dull ache or short electrical sensation. Â There generally isnâ€™t pain once the needle is inserted or after the treatment, but itâ€™s possible. Â I like to think that when a particular point hurts, that point probably needed some attention!
Chinese medicine and acupuncture is a complete medical system that can treat just about all you can imagine. Â It can treat all kinds of pain, circulatory, immunity, gynecology, emotional/mental, gastrointestinal, addiction, respiratory, skin, and weight control issues. Â You can also come to an acupuncturist for preventative care as well. Â Â It can be used for nearly all medical issues, however, It is not used in place of acute infections or traumas.