Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine filiform needles into soft tissue in order to stimulate your body’s own healing processes. Practices like acupuncture and cupping help to relax and realign the fasciae, which are the connective fibers and tissues that separate your muscles and internal organs.
Traditionally, the effects of acupuncture are described in terms of adjusting the circulation of Qi and Blood to attain a wide range of beneficial effects. Modern research has confirmed many of the uses of acupuncture and found many different mechanisms of action including:
- The release of endorphins (which stop pain)
- Improved circulation
- Release of muscle spasms and tension
- Increased healing time
- Homeostasis/balance of some hormones
- Physical and mental relaxation
Acupuncture helps the body to relax and begin to heal itself from the inside out. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!