The Power of Acupuncture Part 1
Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice that originated in the east and has been used to treat a very wide variety of ailments for thousands of years. In our modern era, we see the practice of acupuncture evolve and integrate to walk along side modern heath care. As our contemporary societies revisit ancient healing practices, acupuncture has become a first line of defense in treating a wide variety of conditions and bodily imbalances.
Acupuncture opens pathways and improves the circulation of blood which supports the beating heart and in turn moves nutrients and energy throughout the whole body. The physiological impact of needle insertion influences the bodies neuro-endocrine system and this flow modulates the body's own internal pharmacy of neurotransmitters and hormones. Because acupuncture breaks through possible blockages it is used extensively in treating acute injuries and chronic pain conditions. Such as migraines, stress, hormonal fluctuations and chronic back pain. Acupuncture also helps regulate gastrointestinal problems such as I.B.S., Crohn's disease, heart burn, poor nutrient absorption, as well as bacterial and fungal infections. Psychological conditions, mainly treated with pharmaceuticals in Western medicine, respond very well to frequent and consistent acupuncture treatments as well. Conditions such as anxiety, depression, low energy, or "brain fog" can be drastically improved.
"So, how does it actually work?"-is the number one question I hear from people. In order to understand how acupuncture works - one must understand how life works...
Life is energy.
Life is a dance of complex and united bio-physiological interactions. When the body receives acupuncture there is an immediate release of neurotransmitters, pain reducing endorphins called enkephalins, and an increases in the body's immune response. These interactions overall increase circulation which enhance the neurological system and impacts the body's organ systems. The flow also give a sense of well being and the releases of tension and stress. Interestingly enough, the body uses neurotransmitters as "electrical currency" and transmits sensory and motor information throughout the body. Eastern medicine and acupuncture teach us that the processes contained within the body are not just biochemical reactions within a fluid filled bag but they are a subtle transfer of bio-electric energy. Positive and negative charges that can be shaped and manipulated - just like any type of electricity.