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How Does Acupuncture Work?

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Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese art of healing, has become popular throughout the world over the past decades. Acupuncture has proven remarkably effective and safe for many conditions. Modern science is starting to unravel the question of how acupuncture works. Several different effects have been noted when using acupuncture:

  • 1. Pain-relieving effect

    Acupuncture is able to raise the pain threshold. Acupuncture is mainly used for pain control, both in acute and chronic pain. Acupuncture has specific points for tendon and ligament injuries to help with pain and with inflammatory disorders like tendonitis.
  • 2. Sedation

    Acupuncture has a very relaxing effect on the body such that patients will often fall asleep during treatment. This is why acupuncture can be used for anxiety type disorders, behavioral problems, addictions and seizure activities.
  • 3. Homeostatic or regulatory effect

    This means that the acupuncture is able to help the body attain a state of better internal balance. This is helpful in reducing blood pressure, and treating bladder or bowel problems, like diarrhea or constipation.
  • 4. Immune-enhancing effect

    Whereby the body resistance to disease is strengthened. Research has shown that acupuncture increases white blood cell count and antibodies, which is the body’s defense against bacteria and viruses. Therefore, acupuncture can help in some infection disorders or other immune problems.