Acupuncture is based on the restoration of energy flow within the body and is used to treat many conditions. There are acupuncture protocols to address a variety of concerns beyond pain relief.
A key component of natural Chinese medicine, acupuncture is another method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny needles along strategic points throughout the body to affect a variety of body systems. Once the needles are inserted into the proper points, the nervous system is triggered, and the body is essentially able to heal itself-without drugs. “Needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. These chemicals will either change the expression of pain or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in an improvement in physical and emotional well-being.”