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How does acupuncture work?

Modern explanations of acupuncture.
by

A.J. Sarrat

on 24 March 2011

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Transcript of How does acupuncture work?

How Does Acupuncture Work?
1. Relieve Pain

2. Improve Circulation

3. Regulate Muscle Tone

4. Boost Immunity

5. Harmonize Emotions

Acupuncture affects neurochemicals in your body
such as serotonin and noradrenalin very much the same
way that antidepressant medications do.
This is how acupuncture can treat mental or emotional
conditions like anxiety and depression.
Our bodies respond to acupuncture by releasing specific hormones, prostaglandins, gamma globulins and boosting overall white blood cell counts.
The acupuncture needles are viewed by the body as foreign invaders so we "rally the troops" to protect ourselves from what is mistaken as a threat.
Our muscles have specific fibers that regulate tension called
Spindle Cells and Golgi Tendon Organs.
When we have either muscle spasms or flaccid muscles and it is a local problem, acupuncture can be like pressing the reset button so proper muscle tone is restored.
Acupuncture regulates circulation by constricting or dilating
blood vessels to achieve optimal blood flow. Our bodies do this
through the use of vasodilators such as histamine.
We need optimal blood flow to bring oxygen to all parts of our bodies and to help flush out cellular waste products.
Acupuncture relieves pain by a number of methods.
Our bodies release endorphins in response to acupuncture. Endorphins are our "feel good" chemicals. Enkephalins are especially good for relieving pain!
Functional MRI studies from Germany show that acupuncture can also inhibit our brain's perception of pain so we don't feel it as much.
And NO, it doesn't hurt!!

So call today to schedule your appointment.

Your body and mind will thank you.

A.J. & Monica Sarrat, LAc, Dipl.OM
Access Acupuncture Inc, Murrieta, CA
(951) 698-0102
Wouldn't it be nice to get fewer colds?
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