How Does Acupuncture Work?

As we go about our daily lives, our bodies are constantly under stress and are undergoing self repair. Acupuncture boosts this ability to repair and is able to direct this repair mechanism to specific areas in need. The ancient Chinese doctors discovered that the secret to healing is in regulating blood flow since the blood circulates oxygen (qi), nutrients, analgesics, anti-inflammatory agents, and hormones, and provides a waste removal system. Acupuncture activates complex mechanisms in the body which involve the blood vessels, sensory nerves, immune system, tissue reactions, brain, endocrine glands, nervous systems, and the organs. The improved circulation and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the bodyʼs natural self repair abilities, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being.

If you have pain that has been treated with other modalities but still lingers, there is a very good chance that acupuncture will bring you relief.