Acupuncture – How Does it Work?

Acupuncture - How Does it Work?

Chronic pain conditions, such as back pain, account for a vast majority of prescription pain reliever consumption. Unfortunately, while these medications may provide relief from discomfort in the short term, they do absolutely nothing to address and heal the underlying causes of pain. For people seeking true and lasting pain relief, the field of acupuncture therapy holds bona fide potential to relieve the suffering caused by many conditions.

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?

While pain relief is one of the primary reasons that people visit an acupuncturist, it can help with many other conditions that include:

  • Chronic migraine headaches
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Female health issues
  • Digestive problems
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis

While many people have regular treatments to help alleviate back pain or migraines, this field of medicine can often provide plenty of help for ailments that traditional doctors and medication have difficulty controlling and treating.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

As mentioned earlier, this is a scientifically validated field of medical treatment. Diagnostic imaging, such as MRI scans, have validated that needle insertion produces:

  • Nerve pathway stimulation
  • Nerve impulses that travel up the spinal cord to the brain
  • The brain responds to this nerve stimulation by releasing chemicals, called endorphins, that produce pain and stress relief while promoting a sense of overall well-being

For people who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, this long-respected field of medicine offers a real source of relief with no adverse side effects. It is possible to alleviate the symptoms of many diseases and conditions by causing beneficial changes to the circulatory and nervous systems, such as acupuncture provides.

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