Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to promote healing and restore balance.
This practice has been utilized in China for thousands of years and is now gaining popularity in the Western world as a natural and non-invasive treatment for various health conditions.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the human body possesses energy channels or meridians through which vital energy called Qi flows.
Disruptions or blockages in the flow of Qi can lead to pain, illness, or other health issues. Acupuncture aims to reestablish balance and proper Qi flow by inserting fine needles into specific points along the meridians.
Modern research suggests that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system, releasing natural painkillers and anti-inflammatory substances in the body.
It may also assist in regulating the immune system and improving blood circulation.