Fast Facts about Acupuncture:
- Acupuncture is a method of healing started in China 2,500 years ago, and it involves the insertion of thin needles, into specific spots, called acupuncture points to help the body function better.
- Acupuncture sparks the body to utilize its own resources better and stimulates the body to work better.
- Acupuncture stimulates your body to increase blood circulation. Increased blood circulation reduces muscle spasms, tight and achy muscles, and helps to enhance brain function to the head.
- Acupuncture stimulates the body to create anti-pain substances. This is helpful in treating sciatica, arthritis, lupus.
- Acupuncture releases neuropeptide-Y a substance that calms the nervous system and is helpful in treating stress and anxiety.
- Acupuncture needles are the smallest needles on the planet. No medicine is injected into the needles and they are a bit larger than a cat’s whisker.
- Acupuncture sends signals to the brain via the nerves, and through the blood stream to stimulate the body to heal itself.
- Different acupuncture points have different functions some help to reduce pain, others to stimulate energy, stimulate appetite, and others to calm the body down.
- Acupuncture helps to regulate stress hormones so the body can come down from a stressed state to a relaxed state.
- Acupuncture regulates female and male reproductive hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone to help balance cycles, and help with infertility.
- Acupuncture points lie near nerves and blood vessels but don’t penetrate nerves or blood vessels.
- Acupuncture has points that treat directly in the area being treated, as in the case of pain, shoulder or elbow. Acupuncture points can be used to treat the area from far away, this so called distal acupuncture point needling.
- Acupuncture takes advantages of connections of the body created when the first four cells were divided from the fertilized egg. These nerve connections still exist and they explain how you can treat far away from the area.
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