Acupuncture is a modality used to support the body’s natural healing process. Originating in East Asia thousands of years ago, acupuncture is now used by over one million practitioners worldwide, including Western doctors and healthcare professionals who use this safe, non-invasive practice to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions. Many prestigious health clinics and organizations recommenced acupuncture such as the World Health Organization, The Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center and The Cleveland Clinic.
Acupuncture Stimulates the Body's Natural Healing Mechanisms
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners believe that inserting needles into specific points stimulates the body to heal itself by balancing the qi, or energy. This idea correlates with the Western concept of homeostasis, which is the body’s ability to maintain a stable internal environment by regulating hormones, body temperature and other physiological processes. Acupuncture acts as a catalyst, encouraging the self-regulating mechanisms of the body and mind by stimulating nerves and connective tissue. This results in the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters, which relieve pain and promote feelings of well-being; and the improved circulation of metabolic components carried in the blood.
Many Conditions Benefit from Acupuncture
Current, modern research has shown that acupuncture is helpful in treating a number of conditions, including: fertility concerns, insomnia, depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, digestive concerns, migraines, hypertension, asthma, pain relief in cancer patients and more. It is sometimes hard to believe that acupuncture can benefit so many conditions, but it is simply because of acupuncture's regulation over the nervous system and it's promotion of homeostasis (balance) in the body that causes all of these positive benefits for diverse conditions. It works as an alternative or complimentary treatment practice to other interventions, encouraging the body to return to a state of balance and vitality. You can read more about modern research and acupuncture from Evidence Based Acupuncture.
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