Acupuncture is a painless and sterile method of stimulating the healing response of the body with over 24,000 peer reviewed science references.
The following are some of the mechanisms that research into acupuncture has revealed;
Acupuncture releases painkiller and feel-good hormones
The acupuncture needle stimulates a healing response
Needle insertion creates a micro trauma in the surrounding tissue initiating an inflammatory process. This triggers the body to heal itself. Fresh blood and nutrients flood the site along with a substance called prostaglandin which regulates inflammation and mobilizes platelets for healing. This effect may also heal any surrounding tissue damage left over from past injuries.
Acupuncture relaxes muscles
which can release pressure on joint regions and nerves improving local blood flow. To learn more about what to expect when receiving acupuncture, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.