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CAN ACUPUNCTURE HELP ME?
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture originated in China over 3000 years ago. It has been developing ever since and is presently used as a part of an integrated primary healthcare system throughout the world.
It involves the insertion of very fine needles into active areas of the body known as acu-points and works to regulate the circulatory system, nervous system, hormonal system and myofascial sheets of the body.
A few scientists are developing theories as to how acupuncture works. Some believe that the central nervous system is affected by stimulation of the acupuncture points, which alters the body’s temperature and flow of blood in a positive way. Others believe neurotransmitters and hormones are released during acupuncture treatments, which help the body to heal itself. Most would agree that acupuncture releases endorphins, which helps to reduce pain and promote relaxation. They have discovered that the acupuncture points seem to have a higher temperature, metabolic rate, and concentration of calcium ions than other parts of the body.