THE SCIENCE OF ACUPUNCTURE !
Acupuncture can be used to help treat symptoms such as back pain, migraines, and insomnia. Ultra-thin needles are inserted at specific pressure points can ease your pain by encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve its function Researchers have established a correlation between acupuncture points and known neural structures.
Doctors identified acupuncture points by locating them using an ohm-meter which measures skin resistance and classified them according to their relationship to known neural structures such as superficial nerves to the skin, nerve plexi (main junctions of nerves), points where segmental nerves coming off the spinal cord meet in the midline of the body, at the joining of muscles and tendons and at ‘motor points’.
Motor points are not physical, anatomical structures; they are points on the skin where the lowest amount of current will cause a muscle to twitch. While acupuncture is often associated with resolving physical problems related to tension and stress, it has quite a wide range of applications. According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture can be used for the treatment of:
- Neck Pain
- Hyper Tension
- Tennis Elbow
- Migraine Headache
- Shoulder & Arm Pain
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Anxiety Depression
- Sports Injuries
- ADD ADHD
- Infertility PMS
- Gastric Upset
- Back & Neck Pain
- Ankle, Knee, & Foot Problems
- All Type of Athletic Injuries
- Menstruation Pain
- Arthritis Pain
Don’t Just Mask The Pain! – Treat It.
Acupuncture treats muscle pain through a variety of ways, the most direct being that when a needle is inserted into the body, the body releases chemicals called endorphins.
You may have heard of endorphins when people describe the runner’s high – that’s because they’re the same chemicals. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers, and they help you feel relaxed, alert, and mobile.
Because this is the body’s natural method of killing pain, patients who are on pain medications can use acupuncture to reduce their dose or get off it entirely. Releasing endorphins does more than just mask the pain too. The stress relief from the endorphins you feel helps to relax the entire body, so that tense muscles which contribute to an area of pain are no longer supporting the problem.
Acupuncture can help with few un-answered conditions.
There are many situations, where there is no answer about why this is happening, at Kim’s Acupuncture we have so many references where we have helped patience to address such incidents.
Can Acupuncture be used to treat Infertility?
Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat some but not all causes of infertility.
For Example, acupuncture will not work to address tubal adhesions which can occur as a result of pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis, however, in this situation, an individual could still benefit from acupuncture because of the potential effect of improved ovarian and follicular function.
Additionally, acupuncture can increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining.