Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and low-cost primary healthcare approach, which focuses on promoting, maintaining, and restoring health and wellness. This approach also assists in controlling pain and keeping people fit. Clinical researchers have proven that acupuncture, alone or combined with conventional medicine, can be used to obtain the highest optimal clinical outcome.
The physiological base of acupuncture is that all organs and tissues in the human body are interconnected in a complete, organized system through which your biological energy passes. The acupuncture approach treats the whole person in a unification of mind and body.
Stimulating acupuncture points on the body can restore somatic, visceral, and immune function, as well as homeostasis. This stimulation can also improve organ function, regulate metabolism, invigorate blood circulation, and promote pain relief and tissue healing. The ultimate goal is to maintain and restore physiological balance. Therefore, acupuncture also plays a vital role in preventive care and delayed aging.
Modern researchers have also shown that acupuncture may signal the brain and the body’s nerve centers to release endorphins, which are natural stress-reducing hormones and pain-blocking chemicals. It may trigger a process that releases anti-inflammatory agents into the bloodstream and directs them precisely to the injured area.
Furthermore, stimulating the acupuncture points with needles or electrical pulses may help the brain to initiate a healing response for recovery. This stimulation may also help reduce medication overuse for chronic pain management as chronic pain is often a large obstacle keeping many people from staying physically active and fit.