How and Why Acupuncture Really Works

How does Acupuncture work, anyway?

Are you curious about how Acupuncture works on your body? Check out this blog!

Western medicine acknowledges fascia, the thin casing and connective tissue surrounding every bone, nerve fiber, muscle organ, and blood vessel in place. Fascia has nerves almost as sensitive as your skin and is everywhere throughout your body. Meridians closely follow the fascial lines in your body throughout your body.

Acupuncture in Chinese medicine dates back to 200 B.C. and is thought to release qi throughout the body. Acupuncture is proven to relieve pain and muscle tension by inserting tiny needles into specific points of your body to relax the fascia, sending an electric signal that tells the brain to relax.

Acupuncture is a holistic approach to medicine that uses needles to reprogram your body and encourage it to heal itself. The idea is that Acupuncture uses the interconnected fascia through your nerves and muscles to encourage the body to target a specific area and begin a self-healing process. Acupuncturists often use a twirling technique to stretch the fascia, which influences the body by targeting muscles throughout the body.

Most Acupuncture approaches your body issues by working through the hands and feet through carefully placed tiny needles inserted in strategic locations on your body. These tiny needles don’t usually hurt; however, you can feel like a little pinch, or, when inserted in a hair follicle, you may feel a slight burning sensation. When this occurs, your acupuncturist will reposition the needle.

Did you know that Acupuncture is shown to stimulate collagen production? Collagen is the main structural protein found in your body and connective tissue, including your skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen primarily helps your body tissues withstand stretching; by increasing skin elasticity through stimulating collagen production, it can help prevent the signs of aging. 

Are you ready to give Acupuncture a try? Plan to schedule a series of appointments to experience the full benefit of Acupuncture. If you would like a consultation and are interested in learning more about how you can use alternative treatments such as Acupuncture and Chinese medicine to improve your quality of life, call Faith Foster with Avalon Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at 360-220-0226 to make an appointment today. Faith is highly accomplished and qualified in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treatments.Book your appointment with Faith today and enjoy the vast benefits to your health and wellbeing.