Acupuncture Works as below:
The Chinese believe that there is a flow of energy in the body which must be kept in balance and harmony to maintain health. If this energy becomes blocked and cannot circulate, pain or loss of body function occurs. Acupuncture treatment has a multifaceted effect on the body. Initially, it removes the energy blockage.
It also exerts a therapeutic effect on the body by influencing the autonomic nervous system. Lastly, it increases blood and energy circulation throughout the body, and especially to the treated area. This combination of actions speeds the healing process and results in the relief of pain and the restoration of body function.
In 1972, Dr. Lee opened the first recognized acupuncture center in the United States, officially bringing this age-old medical treatment to this country and igniting an interest in acupuncture in American patients, physicians, and researchers.
Disposable Needles OnlyIn 1976, researchers began publishing studies which showed the physiological changes in the body after acupuncture treatment. Their studies demonstrated that acupuncture stimulates the pituitary gland, a small gland at the base of the brain, to produce endorphins, meaning “inner morphine”. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain relievers which have an analgesic, anti-depressant, and anti-allergic effect. They relieve pain and give a sense of well-being. Some research studies also indicated that the inserted needles increase blood “micro circulation” to tissues, nerves, and muscles. Acupuncture heals the body by bringing blood and nutrients to even the smallest and thinnest blood vessels in damaged tissues.
Acupuncture also relaxes muscles. The mechanism of relaxation is not precisely understood, but medical scientists are continuing their research to further understand the reason behind the biochemical changes produced by acupuncture.