The definition of health to an acupuncturist is nutrient-rich, highly oxygenated blood circulating freely to all tissues of the body. When oxygen or nutrients fail to reach the tissues, the body can experience disease, pain, dysfunction, and dysregulation.
Acupuncture works through the tract in the nervous system that is responsible for the dull achy sensation of pain. By stimulating capillary beds with needles, a signal is transmitted through this primitive nervous system to increase blood flow throughout the body which resolves pain and restores proper functioning.
Benefits of Acupuncture:
- Decreased pain
- Increased joint range of motion
- Improved organ function
- Balanced hormones
- Improved digestion
- Reduced healing time
- Relaxed muscles
- Improved sleep
- Improved energy
- Reduced stress and anxiety
What to expect during an acupuncture session:
Acupuncture is generally painless and should be comfortable and relaxing. You may experience a slight dull ache at the needling site followed by a warm sensation, tingling, or spasms. At times, there may be a transient increase in pain as a result of restored blood flow to the area, however, pain relief is usually immediate.