How and Why Acupuncture Really Works

Are you curious about how Acupuncture works on your body? Keep reading to learn more about the history, how it works and what it can do for you.

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 throughout your body. Acupuncture in Chinese medicine dates back to 200 B.C. and is thought to release qi throughout the body. Inserting tiny needles into specific points on your body sends a signal to your brain, relaxing the fascia and relieving pain and muscle tension. 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. We often use a twirling technique to stretch the fascia, which influences the body by targeting muscles throughout the body. Most treatments approach your ailments by working through the hands and feet, carefully placing needles in strategic locations. These tiny needles don’t usually hurt; however you may feel 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 including your skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments. It primarily helps your body tissues withstand stretching by increasing skin elasticity. Through stimulating collagen production, it can help prevent the signs of aging.

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