What is acupuncture?


What is acupuncture? It is a form of alternative medicine in which the thin needles are gently applied at specific acupuncture points in the body to stimulate healing and relieve pain. The root of acupuncture holds that qi, an invisible life force, travels up and down the body in 14 meridians. Pain and illness occur due to the blockages and imbalances in qi. Practitioners believe that the needles, inserted at the right and precise points, can unblock the meridians and treat a variety of problems from arthritis to anxiety, acne or asthma.

What are the real effects? Neuroimaging studies show that acupuncture can calm the areas of the brain that register pain and activate those responsible for rest and recuperation, increasing blood flow in treated areas, and reducing inflammation. Studies show that acupuncture can boost the activity of our immune cells that destroy infections, generally improving our immune system. It helps balancing hormones, reducing allergies and stress, and lowering stress - related high blood pressure.

Acupuncture may take some time, but why not try healthier alternatives to improve your well being?