Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi energy that in Traditional Chinese Medicine is considered essential to health. When the body is healthy, Qi (pronounced chee), flows smoothly through the meridians that make up a conceptual network of pathways throughout the entire body. When the balance or flow of Qi is deficient or obstructed it may be diseased or susceptible to illness. Acupuncture treats both the symptoms and the root causes of illness.
Acupuncture promotes blood flow– this is significant because everything the body needs to heal is in our blood. Proper blood flow is vital to promoting healing and maintaining health.
Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanism-it creates “micro traumas” that stimulate the body’s ability to spontaneously heal injuries to the area. It activates many of the body’s systems. As the body heals the micro traumas it also heals any surrounding tissue damage left over from old injuries.
Acupuncture releases natural painkillers-there is evidence that acupuncture may stimulate the production of endorphins, serotonin and acetylcholine. These chemicals allow pain relief, anti inflammatory properties and a feeling of general well being. By decreasing pain and inflammation the body heals quicker.
Acupuncture relaxes shortened muscles-this will release pressure on joints and nerves and again promotes blood flow to decrease healing time.
Acupuncture reduces stress-by releasing oxytocin (hormone) and serotonin (brain chemicals) the fight or flight system is quieted down and our stress levels decrease.
What conditions do our chiropractors treat?
- Neck pain
- Low back and leg pain
- Herniated disc
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
- Menstrual cramps
- & so much more!