Acupuncture sparks your body’s innate and intelligent healing mechanisms. Research helps to explain how treatments increase blood flow while reducing pain and inflammation. Treatment is helpful when recovering from short or long term physical stress from athletic training to post-partum healing. Studies also provide evidence that acupuncture makes observable changes in brain activity, promoting deep relaxation and healing from mental and emotional stress.
Whether it’s acute or chronic, concentrated or dispersed, constant or intermittent, pain can be debilitating. Many people are unaware that acupuncture treatment can reduce their symptoms. If pain free living is your goal, acupuncture may help you.
In Western Medicine, pain is thought to indicate that there is something wrong. According to TCM, the sensation of pain is due to a blockage along the pathways (known as meridians) of our elaborate energetic system. This causes a disruption in the flow of Qi which affects how that area of distress communicates to and from the rest of the body. Using TCM, we eliminate the blockages along the meridians, thus allowing the Qi to flow freely. Acupuncture can reduce inflammation and promote overall healing, resulting in reduced levels of pain.