Many medical treatments focus on symptoms. Acupuncture has grown in popularity as many of us want to address the underlying reasons for our illness or pain through a more holistic approach that's an alternative to pills.
Modern robust research now supports what practitioners and patients already know - acupuncture works!
How it Works
Research has discovered that myofascial pathways trace acupuncture channels just under our skin. MRI scans have shown that acupuncture stimulates the body's healing response by balancing our hormones and nervous system - releasing endorphins and other neurotransmitters. This corresponds to how we perceive pain.
Stress, lifestyle, diet, injury and trauma can all play havoc with our natural equilibrium which over time leads to physical and/or emotional symptoms. Acupuncture points on the body are activated by very fine needles to restore harmony. Our bodies love harmony and this is why many symptoms clear as your treatment progresses.