Acupuncture is the practice of inserting micro thin needles at certain anatomical points on the body for specific health conditions. Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective based on clinical trials for over 80 conditions.(see WHO list)
Reduces pain by insertion of needles near muscle and nerves pathways to the brain stimulating sensory receptors that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary that regulate Endorphins, GABA and other neurotransmitters to release natural pain relieving chemicals.
Reduces stress induced conditions such as headaches, gastro intestinal issues, insomnia & heart palpitations through sensory receptors sites found in the dermis or epidermis that signal to the nervous system to tune down the body’s biochemical “fight or flight” responses.
Improve emotional responses by increasing and prolonging serotonergic neurons to synthesize serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, digestion, sleep, stress, memory and other functions..
Reduces muscle tension and its referred pain by needling contracted muscle knots to reset the contracting mechanism sarcomere, to release muscles, allowing for relaxation and improved healthy blood flow.
Promotes healthy blood circulation and reduces inflammation by stimulating nerves to improve physiological processes in the body which in turn reduces proinflammatory markers and the development of atherosclerotic events.