When the body loses it’s innate ability to heal itself, acupuncture restores your natural ability in the healing process.
Acupuncture forms part of a system of Chinese Medicine which is based on its own set of physiological & pathological principles. Your blood, fluids, and energy are all moved by Qi. When it is either blocked, weakened, or just plain going the wrong direction, then illness ensues. Acupuncture works to rectify these imbalances, so your body can go back to working the way it should.
People often turn towards acupuncture to treat chronic or “idiopathic” conditions for which western medicine have been little help. But acupuncture is also effective in the treatment of acute illness, without subjecting you to the harsh side effects of pharmaceuticals and interventional western medicine.
Modern research theorizes that acupuncture has a similar effect to that of infrared therapies, which is known to stimulate vascularity in both the body and the brain. Increased blood flow triggers a sympathetic response of endorphins, inciting the healing process and stopping pain.