What Conditions are Treatable with Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is well known for treating both chronic and acute pain conditions. Western medical studies are now discovering acupuncture's diverse biological effects on both the peripheral and central nervous systems. Modern research shows that the presence of acupuncture needles inside the body causes the release of endorphins and opioids (the body’s natural pain killers), as well as neurotransmitters in the brain. This neuro-biological response creates an analgesic effect within the body. When pain is relieved, a sense of well-being is restored both physically and mentally. As a result, the body gains the capacity to heal itself more effectively.
Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) to be effective in the treatment of:
Digestive disorders / IBS
Gynecological disorders: Infertility, PMS & Menopause
Low back pain
Muscle pain & spasm
Nausea and vomiting
Numbness & tingling
Stress and anxiety
Clinical Research from the National Institute of Health Demonstrates that Acupuncture:
Boosts Immunity Stimulates the production of endorphins (pain modulators)
Regulates blood pressure
Increases red & white bloods cell counts
Stimulates bone regrowth
~For research from the National Institute of Health click here
"Acupuncture has substantially lower incidence of adverse effects than many drugs or accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions" ~National Institute of Health
Illness is not a requirement to experience the benefits of Acupuncture. In fact, an imbalace of "Qi" (pronounced 'chee') can often times be very subtle and usually precedes full blown disease symptoms. If implimented early enough, Chinese medicine can have a preventative role in the treatment of disease.